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Feb 13, 2017 in backups, IT tips, IT Back Up

Three Major Steps to Ensure Your IT Back Up Plan Is Effective

Your IT back up plan is an essential part of your business. No matter what industry you serve, the majority of your data (and work) is within your IT network. If you don't have a well thought out back up plan, you're leaving yourself open to...

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Your IT back up plan is an essential part of your business. No matter what industry you serve, the majority of your data (and work) is within your IT network. If you don't have a well thought out back up plan, you're leaving yourself open to losing precious information that you can't recover. Your IT needs in today's world are extensive. Many smaller businesses focus primarily on threats of a data breach and the continuity of the current system and software. Back up plans sometimes fall to the wayside or are not well planned in advance. You may back up at regular intervals, but have you thought about how often is optimal for your type of business? Have you considered how long your system will be down if you need to backup to a previous point? Have you thought about the amount of data that might be lost in a back up process? And do you have a plan to retrieve data?

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Best In Class MSP: What's The Secret?

We have done hundreds of network assessments at different SMB companies over several years. The vast majority have some issue with their back-ups of critical data. Most of the time, the issues involve specific components of their data not being...

We have done hundreds of network assessments at different SMB companies over several years. The vast majority have some issue with their back-ups of critical data. Most of the time, the issues involve specific components of their data not being backed up, other times the backups are failing or wrought with errors. And, almost all of the time the companies or the IT folks are unaware of the situation. MotherG’s own experience of detecting failed backup for prospective clients is a staggering 60-70%

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Backups vs. Business Continuity: Which One Is Right For You?

When MotherG talks to our clients about backups, we usually ask a question like this: Think of all the vital information that is stored on your computer; what would you do if you lost it all? Would your business be able to continue serving its...

When MotherG talks to our clients about backups, we usually ask a question like this: Think of all the vital information that is stored on your computer; what would you do if you lost it all? Would your business be able to continue serving its customers?

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A Backup is Only as Good as the Restore

I know I sound like a broken record, but I heard another horror story about backups this week. A local graphic design firm (read: lots and lots of very important files) was having server issues. Their IT support "guy" (read: not a qualified MSP...


I know I sound like a broken record, but I heard another horror story about backups this week. A local graphic design firm (read: lots and lots of very important files) was having server issues. Their IT support "guy" (read: not a qualified MSP IT support firm that proactively monitors and manages your network) came in to do some work on it. I'm not privvy to the ins and nots of what happened, but in short, their server was shot and they needed to perform a data restore from their backups.

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Jan 11, 2011 in backups, Technology & Business

It Won’t Happen to Me: Failed Backups

When MotherG talks with business owners about their overall network security and stability, backups are a recurring topic. Every business needs solid backups. Nearly every business owner knows this. However, we've found that about 70 percent of...


When MotherG talks with business owners about their overall network security and stability, backups are a recurring topic. Every business needs solid backups. Nearly every business owner knows this. However, we've found that about 70 percent of small and mid sized businesses in the Chicago area do not have reliable backups. It's amazing! Almost every business owner we ask is confident he or she has reliable backups. But when our engineers perform our IT assessment, more than two thirds of businesses have backups that are faulty, incomplete, or non-existant.

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