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Why Online Data Backups are Important for Your Texas Business

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Jan 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM
Data is our world today, professionally speaking. Your business needs it. Your business uses it. Your business wants it. So, we have to protect it. From what, you may ask? From getting lost … forever. Losing data and never being able to retrieve it can cause serious stress on your mental state and your company’s bottom line. But there is a solution to this problem: online data backups. Here, we provide the most common ways lost data can negatively impact your business and why online data backup is the most important thing you can do to be proactive about protecting what makes your company.

How Can Data Be Lost?

As already mentioned, the ways your data can be lost are many. Here are a few of the most common for ways businesses in Houston, Texas:

  • Severe storms can cause power outages, and power outages can negatively affect or damage your operational systems, causing data loss.
  • System or Mechanical Hardware Failure. If your system or mechanical hardware has been damaged somehow — by a fire, for example — then data may be lost.
  • Viruses, Ransomware & Malware. Hackers are among us and they want your business. Once they access your system, serious damage can be done, and you can suffer serious data loss.
  • Employees may use poor passwords that are easily hacked, or they may delete files accidentally or intentionally.

Ways Lost Data Can Negatively Impact Your Houston Business

The information that constitutes much of your data includes trade secrets, client or customer details, and many other important pieces of information that provide the impetus to keep your business operating successfully. That’s why you must prevent losing that data at all costs. Here are three specific negative impacts of data loss on your business:

  1. Your brand is negatively affected. Data loss looks bad, that’s all there is to it.
  2. You could face lawsuits or penalties. When your client or customer information is compromised due to data loss, you could be sued or face other consequences.
  3. You face setbacks. Even if your brand survives or your company survives, you still face setbacks. It’s competitive out there, so losing essential data means losing years that took developing your business (and its name and brand).

Benefits of Data Backups for Your Business

Proactive measures are a primary benefit of online data backups. Data loss is often uncontrollable, whether due to weather or an unruly employee. It can cause serious harm to your business, or even lead to the business being shut down. Those two points alone are reason enough why online data backups are so important. Here are just a few more benefits you can obtain from online data backups for your business:

  • The amount of data you backup is endless, so no matter how small your company is and how much data you have, it can all be backed up and you can increase or decrease at any point.
  • The savings in costs is unbeatable — both the savings in monetary costs and the costs to your personal mental state and the health of your business.
  • Online backups provide additional security, and that matters when part of the data is related to your clients or customers.
  • Backups are automated, so you don't have to worry about forgetting to conduct a backup: it just happens via set schedules.
  • If you are ever in need of data recovery, more advanced and reliable online backup providers offer easy and quick data restoration.

At ATSI, we are a business that understands your business’ need for online data backups. If you're looking to protect your company’s data, online data backups are the thing for you. But not all providers are the same. Contact ATSI Business Communications Systems, located in Houston, TX, for your online data backup needs.
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Ways the Cloud Can Help Your Small Business

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 28, 2018 4:59:00 PM

No matter what industry you're in there are a number of ways the cloud can help your small business. Sometimes people are not fully aware of all the benefits that cloud computing provides. ATSI is a leader in cloud services for small businesses in the Houston area. Some of the ways through which your business can benefit from the cloud include:

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Where to Start with IT Office Setup

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 19, 2018 6:10:32 PM

It can be a major hassle when you have to move and change jobs. Often, people realize that they have more stuff than they thought, which only makes the packing process even more difficult. The cords get tangled. Items don't fit in the boxes that they came in. People become disgruntled during the process and sometimes become even more frustrated when they realize that they need to repeat the unpacking process at their new place of work. Maybe worse, the phone lines are down and there isn't any internet. Nothing seems to work. Where do people even start when it comes to IT setup for their new office?

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The Importance of High-Speed Internet for Businesses

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 12, 2018 2:50:00 PM

Business owners in most industries, to stay current, must have networks capable of handling cloud computing, file sharing and video conferencing. Employees might bring in their own devices, adding to the load of a company's Wi-Fi network. Keeping up with the bandwidth to handle it all can be expensive. Yet the other side of the coin is wasted time waiting for files to transfer, attachments to download and webpages to open. In short, more bandwidth translates to higher download speeds.

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MPLS Explained

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Dec 7, 2018 2:49:00 PM

MPLS is part of various communication networks such as the internet, computer networks or telephone systems. This particular type of technology uses labels to make decisions regarding how data will be forwarded. The following information describes what MPLS is, its benefits, and when this type of system may be most effective.

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SIP Trunking 101

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 27, 2018 5:10:32 PM

What is SIP Trunking?

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Business Continuity and Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 20, 2018 4:59:00 PM

No organizational leaders like to think that a disaster will strike their company and cause it to lose some or all of its data. Unfortunately, this happens to businesses around the country every day. Those who prepare for it can recover with minimal business disruption and loss of income, while those who do not could find it impossible to operate the same way again. If you expect your company to be among those who recover quickly, creating a business continuity plan is essential.

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What’s the Difference Between SD-WAN and WAN?

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 14, 2018 2:24:59 PM

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) are becoming the choice of organizations the world over. There are major advantages to choosing an SD-WAN instead of a WAN for your networks, including lowered cost, deployment speed and better use of bandwidth.

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Cloud Solutions to Solve Collaboration Challenges

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Nov 6, 2018 4:29:00 PM

In this gig economy, people are just as likely to work remotely at hours convenient to them as they are to head downtown every morning for a 9-to-5 job. For as convenient as it can be, it also presents challenges such as collaboration among teams who may live and work thousands of miles apart. At ATSI Business Communication Systems, we help businesses establish and troubleshoot problems with cloud-based employees and independent contractors.

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What Is the Cloud?

Posted by ATSI Content Team on Oct 26, 2018 1:04:48 PM

“The cloud” is a popular term used in the tech industry. You may have heard tech companies saying data is in the cloud, or someone can work in the cloud. They are not referring to the beautiful, white, fluffy formations seen in the sky. The data is not actually in the natural clouds found in the sky, but in terrestrial places.

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