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5 Questions to Ask About Your Data Backup Plan

5 Questions to Ask About Your Data Backup Plan

Read Time: 3 minutes Published: June 17, 2024

Data is your organization’s most valuable asset. Yet, many businesses employ a “set and forget” strategy when it comes to data backups, leaving them susceptible to irretrievable losses.

Electric partners with Dropsuite to help organizations achieve comprehensive, fully secured data backups. If you’re concerned about how your business data is stored, or you’re considering an upgrade to your backup service, keep reading for five key questions to ask your solution provider.

The Importance of Data Backups

Whether the result of employee error or malicious breach, data losses can have catastrophic consequences, including operational downtime, reputational damage, and crippling costs. Despite these risks, many organizations fail to take appropriate steps to back up and secure their data:

  • 99% of IT decision makers claim to have backup strategies in place, but 26% admit they were unable to fully restore all data/documents when needed.
  • 62% of organizations back up proprietary application data, but only 28% back up research and development data.
  • Only 16% of organizations use backups to protect their SaaS data.

Key Considerations for Your Data Backup Strategy

Not all data backup services are created equal. If you’re considering a new solution, or simply performing a routine assessment of your current approach, make sure to ask the following questions:

  1. What is backed up? Don’t assume all of your data is backed up by default. Ensure your solution covers your website, emails, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, and QuickBooks Online – and clarify any time or storage limits on your saved data.
  2. Where is your data stored? Cloud-based storage offers the best data backup solution for most organizations, with robust layers of security and rapid restoration if data is compromised.
  3. Is your data secure? Ask your provider how often data is backed up and how it is encrypted – both while at rest and in transit. Ensure you retain control of user permissions at all times to authorize data access.
  4. Is your backup system compliant? Ensure your data backups are compliant with industry standards like GDPR, HIPAA, and SOC, with the ability to facilitate third party audits.
  5. Is it user-friendly? Best-in-class backup services offer user-friendly interfaces, seamless integration with your tech stack, and additional features such as data insights and analytics.

Secure Your Data with Electric X Dropsuite

Electric partners with Dropsuite to offer comprehensive cloud-based data protection and business continuity solutions, ensuring businesses of all sizes can safeguard their critical digital assets against loss, cyber threats, and compliance risks.

With unlimited storage, robust security features, and advanced analytics tools like Insights BI, Dropsuite empowers organizations to maintain data integrity, enhance productivity, and drive growth with confidence.

“We selected Dropsuite because they are GDPR compliant with proactive cloud backup solutions that can protect organizations from data loss threats or regulatory risks.” – Sandis Kolomenskis, CEO of Squalio Group

Get in touch today to learn how Dropsuite’s Business Backup addresses data protection gaps and safeguards against accidental deletion, ransomware, and internal threats.

Jessica Farrelly

Jessica is a content writer with more than 8 years of experience covering SaaS and the tech industry. She has worked with both B2B and B2C publications across North America, Europe, and APAC and currently writes about IT Solutions or Electric.

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