It’s a phrase that has been thrown around left and right for the last couple of years, but what does it really mean to “backup your data”? Here at The Richland Group, client data security is an irrefutable priority. In addition to consistently backing up our clients’ websites, we store our backups at separate data centers and we back up our server to multiple external hard drives (including one in a bank safety deposit box).

75 percent of small businesses have no disaster recovery in place. Of those 3 in 4 business that don’t have adequate technology procedures in place, 93 percent will fail after a data disaster. On a positive note, 96 percent of companies who trusted backups and had disaster recovery plans were able to survive ransomware attacks.

In a digital age where technology is the heartbeat of nearly every business, it’s difficult to imagine the detriment of losing a fraction of company’s website information, let alone all of it. At its core, a data backup is copying or archiving files and folders of your website data to secondary storage source. Having duplicate copies of data backups helps ensure the safety and productivity of your website.

Types of Data Backups

Your personal phone and There are a few options in how you can back up your company’s website data. Choosing a backup solution depends on which solution best meets your needs.

  1. External Hard Drives — External drives are portable, easy to use, capable of holding very large files, and offer you the flexibility of putting multiple computer’s information in one place.
  2. Cloud Backup — In essence, Cloud backups are copies of your computer’s data stored on an offsite, remote server that can be accessed via the internet.*
  3. Flash Drive — Similar to external hard drives, flash drives are portable, easy to use, but do not allow for extensive files to be saved due to smaller storing size. Flash drives can be ideal for sharing files from device to device.

*It’s important to note that utilizing services such as Google Docs and Dropbox to copy files to are not the same as a cloud backup. Google Docs and Dropbox are great for sharing specific information, but Cloud backups copy and store the actual system processes of your computer.

Don’t wait until a threat strikes. Non-backed up data can pose serious consequences on your company’s productivity and success. Let us help you take care of your data security and get you back to taking care of the things you’re best at. Contact us for a free security audit on your website today!


217 E. Dickson St. Suite 102

Fayetteville, AR 72701