Archive for the ‘back ups’ Category

Doing Backups in a small business -do we always get ripped off?

July 4, 2007

Every week or so I receive an email from an IT consultancy informing me of their great services for offsite backups.  They always cost a  fortune and often they require a lot of technical know-how.  In my experience small business and non-profits do not have the technical experience to use these offsite services correctly. After all, they often struggle to use email , and that is ok, because IT is often far from their core business, which might be drama therapy, or cycling

I think there is room for a low cost personal service for off site backups, perhaps as a social enterprise, employing people perhaps with an interest but not experience in IT, and combied with a clear protocol for taking backups, to visit small business regualrly in a region and take backups to an off site location. 

Anyone agree?


Backups for small business and non-profits

June 4, 2007

I have written a draft of an article to help CEOs and others to check that their IT teams are doing correct backups. Please let me know what you think.

I have published it through Google Docs & Spreadsheets: