The Importance of Having a Reliable Tape Backup Plan

By: Paul Abbey

Many people give lip service to tape backup plans, but it’s ironic that very few small- and medium-sized companies have a reliable tape backup plan for their businesses. If you’re a professional who has often talked about tape backup plans but has been hesitant to invest in one, keep these facts in mind:

1. Tape Backup Is Cost-Effective

Sure, you might be spending money up-front on a tape backup system, but if you ever need to use the tape backup data, it’ll be worth its weight in gold (at least proverbially speaking!) Your initial investment pales in comparison to the costs you’d incur if you lost all your data and had to attempt to “recreate" it from scratch.

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Tape Backup Is Professional

Customers have come to expect that any company with whom they work has some kind of tape backup plan in place. Thus, they feel there is a security when working with that business. However, if you have no tape backup system and you lose client data, you could wind up with disgruntled clientele.

3. Tape Backup Is Marketable

Never forget that marketing tape backup systems is a great way to attract new customers! By appealing to their desire to be protected, you can advertise that your company has a tape backup plan to ensure that their information will not be lost should anything happen with your main system.

4. Tape Backup Is Simple

Ironically, putting a tape backup system in place, though somewhat involved at first, can wind up being a very basic part of your business life. In fact, it really shouldn’t require much additional thought each day. Just make certain that everything is in place for the tape backup to work, then let it do its “thing".

Never hesitate to put a tape backup system together, even if you’re a one-person operation. If you ever need it, you’ll be thankful that you took the pragmatic step to ensure that your data wouldn’t be forever lost.

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