Data protection continues to be a challenge for small- to medium-sized businesses, says a new study from Spiceworks (News - Alert) and sponsored by Carbonite Business, a cloud-based backup solutions provider. According to Spiceworks study 30 percent of small businesses believe their backup plan is insufficient. Further 45 percent of respondents said their organization had experienced data loss and 14 percent were never able to restore their lost business information.
“The most important asset any business has is their data. Without it, businesses can’t keep track of inventory, can’t invoice customers, can’t run payroll and can’t ensure that their business goals are being met,” said Pete Lamson, SVP of Cloud Backup, Carbonite, in a statement.
The study reveals that small businesses do not have the budget to set up a formal data backup and disaster recovery plan. However, Carbonite Business offers cost-effective data backup plans which starts at just $229 per year. On the other hand, they may spend on average $9,000 to recover their data. Cloud backup solutions enables small businesses to cost effectively perform the backup and avoid the risks associated with data loss.
Carbonite Business cloud backup solution offers automatic backup of unlimited number of computers for an annual flat fee of $229 with 250GB of storage included. The Carbonite Business Premier plan backs up an unlimited number of computers and servers with 500GB of storage included for $599 per year.
The advantage of their backup package is that it offers the scalability to businesses to expand according to their business requirements. Should the storage needs surpass the GBs provided, businesses can easily add supplemental storage packs to expand their protection.
The release of this report coincides with the approach of Backup Day to be celebrated on March 31. According to Lamson, “Backup Day is a good reminder to take a look at your current data disaster plan and backup strategy so you can protect your files before the unthinkable happens.”
Carbonite recently partnered with Zmanda, a provider of server and database backup solutions, to enhance its backup capabilities to small businesses.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli