The vast majority of small businesses in South Africa, use a USB stick to back up their data. Invariably this memory stick is kept in the same bag as their Laptop. When the Laptop bag is stolen, all copies of your data is now lost. This can be a very traumatic experiences as you battle to recover the following types of data · Your previous quotes issued in excel or word · What your debtors owe you · How much you still owe suppliers · Agreements and email saved on the machine · Works Schedules, employee information and salaries. Over half of the small businesses who lose data, never fully manage to recover from it, suffering financial losses or going out of business. If you have a backup copy in another location or are using a traditional b ...
Why backup your data
Data is the lifeblood of a business and the negative effect of the loss of data is normally only appreciated by small business when data is actually lost.
The following are some of the reasons for backing up your companies data.
There are legal requirements on the length of time that data must be kept and to be able to be produced as required
South Africa Revenue Service.
SARS requires that financial records be kept for a minimum defined period and be available for inspection if required for tax audits etc. This includes your electronic and physical paper records. In the case of paper records that fade over time, for example till slips, a best practice is to scan the records to PDF documents.
There are specific legal requirements on the length of time that medical records are required to be kept, and be available to be reproduced as required by legal authorities.
In the case where a debtor has been handed over, your ...
GPBackups is excited to announce that we will be launching our new blog in just under a month. The purpose of this blog is to add true value to the community and to connect with all of our customers on a more personal level. This is a new chapter for us and we are thrilled to invite you along for the journey, and to build relationships with each and every one of you.
As you may be aware, GPBackups is a business which specialises in data recovery and back ups. Over the years, our business has afforded us the opportunity to gain considerable insight into the IT industry, and more specifically, the data protection market. It is this insight that we aim to share with you over the coming months and years via this blog.
Some of the key topics that we will be covering include:
• Online Data Backup
• Disaster Recovery Consulting
• Backup System Support
In addition to offering value in the form of regular blog posts, we will also be creating a variety of other complimentary resources for ...