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At NENS, we understand that every business is different, as are your IT needs. But no matter your business specialty, size or strategy, everyone can harness the efficiencies and value gained by implementing best practices. To help you achieve your technology and business goals, NENS offers four standard levels of managed IT services.

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Your Top 4 Biggest Data Backup Mistakes

Just because you’re backing up your organization’s data doesn’t mean you’re doing it well. Yes, that’s correct – not all data backup solutions or strategies are created equal, and if you find yourself unknowingly making these mistakes, it could cost you dearly down the road when you do need to rely on those backup files. […]

Are you making the 4 biggest data back up Mistakes? Infrequent backups; Cybersecurity ignorance, poor backup practices

Just because you’re backing up your organization’s data doesn’t mean you’re doing it well.

Yes, that’s correct – not all data backup solutions or strategies are created equal, and if you find yourself unknowingly making these mistakes, it could cost you dearly down the road when you do need to rely on those backup files. Keep reading to find out 3 of the major backup mistakes you might be making without even realizing it.

Infrequent Backups

Installing a backup is only as good as the previous backup, which means if you’re not frequently backing up your files you could be in a world of hurt when the time comes to rely on this technology. As many as 16 percent of business backup as little as once per month – which means if you’re backup is on the 1st of each month, and you lose data on the 29th, then you’re out of luck.

Ideally, data should be backed up once every 24-hours – but for some organizations, that process can become a bit too much to handle.

Cybersecurity Ignorance

The fact you have backups in place means you’re prepared to face any cybersecurity threat like a ransomware attack, right?

Wrong.

In fact, on average less than half of ransomware victims end up recovering all of their data – and backup bad habits may ensure that you end up with even less. In fact, 60% of small businesses go out of business within 6 months after a major cyber-attack – and a major player in this is the loss of all their personal and valuable data. With expert backup habits, businesses stand a better chance of getting back on their feet after an attack.

Poor Backup Practices

Backing up data is a lot more than just ensuring you have a copy of something somewhere. In fact, if you’re not sure about the difference between backups and archives, and are not sure which you’re doing, then you’re already 10 steps behind.

Are you using cloud solutions? Tape? Or are you still hoping your archives will help your backup data? Knowing which tools to use, and when, will make a dramatic difference in the effectiveness of your backups. Choosing the right tools will save the day – choosing the wrong tools will leave you stranded when disaster strikes.

Let’s Fix Those Bad Habits

Understanding the ins-and-outs of effective backup habits isn’t always cut and dry – which is why many business leaders choose to partner with an IT consultancy to help manage your data backup.

At NENs we supply the backup expertise, so you don’t have to – and will ensure your data stays safe and up-to-date, ready to help you weather any business misfortune that comes your way.

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3 Backup Habits You’re Not Proud Of – And How to Fix Them

3 Backup Habits You’re Not Proud Of – And How to Fix Them For most business owners, data backups are something easily forgotten until the worst-case scenario occurs, and you realize all your data has been lost. Usually this is a lesson only learned once before understanding the value of backing up your data and […]

Backing up your data is important to any business, are you using the right habits to keep you and your information safe.

3 Backup Habits You’re Not Proud Of – And How to Fix Them

For most business owners, data backups are something easily forgotten until the worst-case scenario occurs, and you realize all your data has been lost. Usually this is a lesson only learned once before understanding the value of backing up your data and buying or hiring a backup software or system.

But is your data properly backed up? Not all backup systems are created equally, and not all data storage systems can back up your data. And there’s a good chance your backup habits are lacking – almost half of business’ are. Keep reading to find out if you’re guilty of making any of the popular backup bad habit mistakes.

Confusing Backups and Archives

On paper these look to be the same thing – it’s both filing data way for a rainy day, right?

Wrong.

This is one of the key missteps organizations make when pursuing proper data backups for their organizations and choosing the wrong service can end up having dire consequences on the data you’re trying to protect.

In short, data backups are like carbon copies of your hard drives and data at a given point. If a disaster or mishap occurs, a backup will get your system back to how it was a few hours or days previous. An archive, on the other hand, is the systematic storage of old information to be later accessed for reference – it’s like the cold storage of data. If you’re relying on an archive for a backup, or a backup to archive your data, then you’re going to be unpleasantly surprised when the time comes to rely on either of these services you employ.

Avoiding the Cloud

Let’s face it, at this point in technology, cloud computing is no longer taboo. At the dawn of the cloud age, many folks argued for public vs. private clouds and the security benefits of each, but in today’s cloud-centric computing world the cloud is no longer an option but a necessity. And when it comes to backing up your data, it’s still the simplest, easiest and most effective way to ensure your data is secure and stored in a manner that’s easy to access after an emergency.

Cloud solutions are everywhere – and even in places you may not realizing. Avoiding cloud-based backups just because they’re “in the cloud” is no longer a valid excuse for poor data backup practices – and is going to leave your organization vulnerable if a backup restore is necessary.

Taking the Easy (And Cheap) Way Out

Like all consumer purchases, applying a backup system for your organization usually has a cheap option, and a good option. Sadly, many business owners choose a cheap option for data backups because it’s a “just in case” measure – but rarely realize the actual cost and value of that sensitive data they’ve built up over the years.

When you choose a backup program or plan, it’s going to be worth your time and money to be sure it’s a program that will have your back when you lose your data. To this regard, working with an IT consultancy is the most effective way to ensure your data is going to stay protected and accessible in your time of need.

When you chose to work with an IT partner, you’re putting your data backup responsibilities in the hands of tried-and-true professionals with years of experience in data management. That means when you lose power, get hacked, or your organization is affected by a natural disaster, your data will remain safe and secure until you’re ready to get back up on your feet – as soon as the lights go back on.

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What our clients have to say
  • Since Advantage Payroll began working with NENS over six years ago, there have been many changes in technology. NENS has helped Advantage grow into the 21st century. Data security is a great concern in our industry, and NENS has made it very easy to protect our clients’ sensitive information.

    Ryan Stacy
    Advantage Payroll
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    Nicole S.
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    John Donovan, Prospeed
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    Ann Braucher, Office Manager @ Black Lab Alarm, Inc.
  • The GHI Companies recently completed a server upgrade with NENS and we couldn’t be happier! From the kick-off meeting to the closing conference NENS performed as promised and then some. As a service business it was critical that we minimized “down-time” during the conversion process and complete the project on schedule, and the consultant went […]

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  • I would 100% recommend NENS to anyone. Otherwise we would be looking elsewhere. We learned the hard way. With our previous IT company, I once spent 75% of my work week on IT related issues . Now I spend about 25% on IT related work each week, which we consider normal, since we do not […]

    Laurie Buonopane
    Aetna Lighting
  • “We are about 60% more effective, since we contracted with NENS. The new IT structure helped our office work more efficiently and NENS was able to help make our performance faster. NENS was able to diagnose issues quickly and fix them in a timely manner.”

    Kristen Hammond
    Office Manager, Mill City Medical Group
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