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Did you know…?

  • 70% of businesses who suffer a serious data loss are out of business within 2 years!
  • The average small business experiences an average of 6 outages a year.

lockCan your business afford costly downtime?
Your business data is too valuable to leave its safekeeping to chance. That’s why the team at Everon has created the only data protection plan that exclusively meets the needs of small businesses, and is backed by our commitment to Remarkable Service™.

Join us for an informative webinar to learn how to protect your business from both everyday and catastrophic loss of data. We’ll cover…

  • Why small businesses should have a disaster recovery and data protection plan
  • 3 key features every data protection strategy should have
  • How to protect your business against natural disasters, hardware failure, and human error.

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Speaker: Chris Mackin
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
1:00 P.M. EDT

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Mackin headshotJoin Chris Mackin, Everon’s Director of Sales for this informative webinar. Chris has been with Everon since the company was founded in 2003. With over 15 years of telecom, data security and small business technology expertise Chris is an expert in helping small to medium size businesses select and implement the right IT solutions to increase productivity and protect their most important asset– their data!

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What is disaster recovery


From Wikipedia:

Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery is a subset of business continuity.

This is all well and good. But what does it mean for you and your business?

Well let’s first discuss disasters. Disasters recovery can mean any of the following for a business:

  1. The restoration of a file from simple accidental corruption or deletion by a well meaning employee;
  2. It can mean the replacement of data on an entire drive that has given up the ghost;
  3. It could mean replacing a broken server;
  4. It could mean replacing all of the computers and data destroyed in a fire, earthquake, flood or other disaster.

As you can see there are many layers of disaster recovery- each carrying with it, its own level of concern for the business. For instance, in the first example above, depending on the file deleted, you may or may not want an immediate solution (i.e. the bookeeper has deleted your only Quickbooks file) or you may care less if the file is ever recovered (i.e. an employee deleted their desktop background image).

Disasters can have dire affects on businesses. A recent study revealed that of companies experiencing a “major loss” of data, 43% never reopened, 51% closed within 2 years of the loss and a mere 6% survived over the long term.

Disaster recovery is simply what do you do to deal with a disaster. How do you recover from one?

Well disaster planning and prevention is really the other side of the disaster recovery coin. You can’t recover, from what you don’t plan. Disaster planning, from an IT perspective, provides for :

  1. Data backup
  2. Geographic diversity in the storage of your data
  3. Hardware failure recovery planning
  4. Complete loss planning

Online backup services provide for #1 & #2 above. They can also help with #3 & #4 but because of your need for quick access to your data in both of these circumctances, online backup only solutions will be limited by the speed of your internet connection and it can take days to copy all your data back.

At Everon we offer a product called a TDP (Total Disaster Protection). Our TDP, provides you a plan in all four scenarios. Not only can it back your data up and send it offsite for storage and protection, but it can get you back up and running in 24 hours should you lose everything (scenario #4).

So what is disaster recovery? Disaster recovery is the ability to get back to work with the data you need, when you need it. Anything short of that, is not disaster recovery.

Call us today and see how we can help you protect your business. 1-888-244-1748.

Back Up your Data With The Windows 7 Backup Tool


Did you know that Windows 7 comes with its own backup tool?  Here is a quick tutorial on how to use this tool to protect and back up all the important files, folders and data.  While there is no substitute for a professionally managed backup solution both locally and online to fully protect your data, it is also recommended by Windows and general computing best practices to back up you files onto an external USB drive periodically as well.  I saw a 500 GB external drive for sale the other day for as low as $100, which is a good deal considering how important your business and personal information is to you.

To get started got to Control Panel and you will see a “Systems and Security” icon:

Click on “Back up Your Computer” to run the following prompts:

Click on “Set up backup”:

From here you will need to select “Guidelines for choosing a backup destination”  From here you will want to select you external drive from the backup destination box and click “Next.”  From here a Wizard will walk you through several steps to select what files you want to backup, and the frequency (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly).

Do you currently backup the data on your desktop or laptop?  If not, hopefully this simple solution will buy you some time while you have professsional cloud based backup installed.

Backing Up Data in the Cloud


Traditionally, backing up data was something that was complex, expensive and tedious.  Most large corporations had a dedicated staff in place to architect the hardware and software solutions, write the policies, test the systems and repeat, year in and year out. 

It was not too long ago that a true off-site, real time data backup and recovery plan was way too complex and expensive for all but a few percent of mega companies in America. This left most small and medium sized businesses stuck somewhere between no data backup plan and whatever they could string together to best of their budgets and abilities. 

With more and more buzz around all things cloud, it makes sense for almost any sized business to begin evaluating the advantages of an online or cloud based data backup plan.  There are several large players in the industry, but personally I like both the price points and advanced features offered by a company called Itronis, offered by Everon Technology.  Their tagline is cloud backup + recovery, but they also offer retention and archiving tools, Microsoft exchange support, advanced file restore tools and block level (incremental) backup policy tool called Intelliblox.

To learn more about cloud backup tune in for Everon’s next webinar.


Your Data Backup Plan can Make or Break your Business


What if your data backup systems didn’t work? Could your business survive if you lost access to your data for a week?

In today’s information economy, data (Word docs, spreadsheets, databases, customer lists, etc.) is the heart and soul of your business. The problem: Most organizations never slow down long enough to make sure that they are properly protecting their intellectual property – the livelihood of businesses – until something goes wrong.

Most studies conducted on traditional, accepted, and regularly utilized backup systems prove that they fail anywhere from 30 - 50% of the time! Call me crazy, but that’s hardly a “backup” at all, and those are not odds I would entrust my company’s data with. Are you doing all you should be to make sure your company is 100% protected?

I speak with business owners about their backups on a regular basis. While I am trying to figure out whether or not they are properly protected, I usually hear one, or all, of the following:

- The secretary takes tapes home to protect us in the event of a disaster - no idea what she does with them while they are there.
- We believe we are backing up all of our critical data; we don’t know for sure though.
- We are how many versions behind on our backup software?
- We run full backups across these three tapes…when we remember to change them.
- I think changes the tapes each night
- What do you mean it would take 24-74 hours to bring my business back online if a server died…and what do you mean it will only provide a full backup from 25 days ago?

The uncertainty - or sometimes false confidence - in the business owners’ answers always alarms me. It is imperative to ask questions about your backup and recovery plan before something happens to your business; by then it’s too late.

There are three general areas to consider when evaluating your company’s level of backup preparedness; any solid backup and recovery plan should include the following:

1. Backup: It seems simple, but most plans leave holes in your ability to restore files when needed. We estimate that data on a tape backup is “good” for restore 75% of the time. What happens to the tape when it goes home? Data on a tape can be lost, scrambled, or destroyed easier than one would imagine. The next major problem: Critical directories or databases may not be making it onto the tape in the first place - big problem when it comes to restoring.

2. Business Continuity: We all know time is money. It is crucial to find out how long your backup will actually take to bring your business back online after an emergency. Even with all the proper redundancies built into a server and all the data stored safely on a tape, it may still take up to 72 hours (or even longer) to get you running again. Can your business afford this downtime?

3. Disaster Recovery: I recently spoke with a friend who has had just about every single horrific thing you can imagine happen to his business, including a server room fire, buildings being locked down for security purposes, and having equipment stolen. Yet, his company continues to flourish because he had a good disaster recovery plan in tact. It is up to each individual organization to determine its own tolerance for downtime, but I can safely say that no organization would be “fine” with never recovering its data after a disaster.

Why is this all so important to the average small business owner?

Although the facts I have presented in this article are harsh, my ultimate hope is to prevent your company from enduring a detrimental crisis. Small businesses should not decide to take on their own backup and recovery plans. Not only this a financially poor decision for small businesses, it often ends up posing a tragedy for the company sooner or later, as something is bound to go wrong. Even when tapes are restored, it can require a PHD in the science of backup and data storage to fully understand how to get everything completely back to the way it was.

Don’t let your company get caught in the dark; take proactive measures to ensure you have ALL your backup angles covered. When it comes to backups, people tend to have an “I won’t worry about it too much- what are the chances that will ever happen to me?” mentality. Please, don’t kid yourself; it happens much more frequently than you would think.

Take my advice- recognize the value and importance of a proper data backup plan; the people with the aforementioned mentality are the ones who wind up frantically searching for help once it is too late.

Josh Clifford is the Chief Service Officer at Everon Technology Services, LLC - a leading provider of IT services to small businesses nationwide. If you have any questions regarding this article, please contact [email protected].