Most businesses have finally settled into the groove of conducting business through online channels after COVID-19 prompted the sudden shift to remote work. Today, surveys have found that an impressive 80 percent of employees around the world are working remotely for at least half of the week, while only 3.8 percent of the workforce in the US was remote as of 2018. This represents a stark increase in the average business’s reliance on data, or more specific in making data available so people can work as productively remotely as they used in the office
Before 2020, many businesses relied on digital solutions but didn’t conduct their business entirely online. Now, their communications, financial statements, productivity platforms, and IT infrastructure are absolutely essential to getting any work done at all. With so much of your organization relying on data, it’s important to have a plan for securing your data before an unfortunate event such as a malicious attack or accidental deletion takes place.
If your organization still has a rudimentary back-up solution, or no clear backup plans at all, it’s not too late to get started. Let’s look at why regular, convenient data backup is crucial for today’s remote workforces.