It’s Cyber Monday 2016. To those who may not be familiar, ‘Cyber Monday’ follows ‘Black Friday’, the day after Thanksgiving in the US whereby retailers slash prices in a bid to bolster sales in the run up to Christmas. Originally an American tradition, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have slowly made their way across the pond to us in the UK thanks to retailers like Amazon and Asda (owned by US chain Walmart).
Incredibly, Cyber Monday sees an increase of up to 60% of web users over any normal day, bringing in up to £900 million in retail sales. This got us thinking here at Windsor. With the sheer volume of people online and the amount of data being recorded, how do you protect yourself if the worst were to happen?
The rise of the computer hacker
Mikko Hypponen, world renowned data security specialist, talked recently at the 2016 annual Web Summit in Lisbon about how computer hacking has evolved rapidly in recent years, from ‘boys in their bedrooms’ to sophisticated hacking on a global and political scale. Imagine if someone were to hack into your business, granting them access to all of your private data, including customer details. You’d call that a disaster, right?
Do you have a ‘Disaster recovery’ plan if all your data were to be compromised? Do you have copies? Back-up systems stored in The Cloud?
The damage could go beyond a practical level, impacting you on a reputational level too which is far harder to recover from. The trust you’ve gained over the years from your clients and suppliers would disappear instantly and could be irreparable. You need to ask yourself if you’ve got the tools in place in case the worst were to happen.
We’re not just scaremongering. The world we live in today is one where billions of people’s personal and financial details ARE held online. You need to think about the ‘what ifs’.
We’ve got you covered. Our Back-up and Drive facilities can assist with a number of online data protection and storage issues.
Head in the clouds.
The cloud. We’ve already mentioned it in this article but are you utilising it? A cloud-based working system means your company files can be held in a place where any/all appropriate employees have access to the data they need. It allows you to share folders across multiple locations, collaborate with teammates and work from any device.
Any files you store online with our back-up and drive facilities are encrypted with military grade AES-256 encryption to keep them safe. You can also protect, copy and save your files to the cloud in case you ever need to restore anything. How’s that for peace of mind?
Unlimited transfer speeds and bandwidth mean your important business documents are quickly accessible from anywhere, even in a crisis.
These services (and more) are available from just £5 per month. Not only that, you’ll receive a dedicated account manager who will be there to assist you in the setup of your Backup and Drive solution, ensuring that it goes live with ease. Find out more or request a call back using the form below.