Using Technology To Secure Your Data: Online Backup and More

If this is your data storage plan, you can do better.

Over 40 percent of small businesses experience data loss at some point in time. Over 30 percent of those businesses never get that data back. Why put your small business at such a risk, especially if it’s so easy to prevent?

Pete Lamson is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Small Business Division of Carbonite. Carbonite is a data storage form that stores this data on the cloud. In this video below, Lamson discusses the best ways to protect your business data, and what to look for when choosing a vendor for your data storage services.


About Allison Midori Reilly

Allison Midori Reilly is the CEO and Founder of Stirring Media, LLC. Stirring Media, LLC is a content marketing and news production firm that provides content marketing and business blogging services to the small business market. Prior to that, she was a freelance writer, who was published in over a dozen print and online publications, such as, American City & County,, Transport Topics and St. Louis Commerce Magazine. In her spare time, Reilly is an active member of Amnesty International as well as an avid poker player.

  • Anonymous

    It’s so essential to back up and today, with cloud based systems, it is so easy.  Carbonite is fantastic.  It lets me sleep at night.  Here are a few other options

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      “One of the key corporate assets today is information. Directors have a legal duty and i responsibility to their shareholders to effectively manage and protect this information. Most large companies now recognize that they can be crippled overnight if their reputations are harmed by failure to protect their information assets” Andrew Rathmell, CEO, Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC)
      “Data is a valuable corporate asset and should be managed as such, like cash, facilities or any other corporate asset”CIO Magazine
      “More than 111,616,000 GBs of unique enterprise PC data are not being regularly back up”
      Offsite backup

      • Ramon Ray

        Thanks for the further insight!

    • Ramon Ray

      I use Carbonite too!

  • Anonymous

    There is another option to backup data to cloud storage
    powered by Amazon S3. Check out CloudBerry Backup What safer place to keep your files than Amazon’s servers? It is onetime fee and the rest what you pay
    for Amazon S3. Besides, there is no proprietary data format and you can access
    your data using other Amazon s3 tools. It supports all AWS regions, Reduced
    Redundancy Storage and access to cloud storage using the virtual drive. 

    • Ramon Ray

      Great tip – thanks

  • Anonymous

    Great post, Allison.  SMBs often fail to recognize the risks of not having proper disaster recovery and backup procedures.  I work for Symantec and we recently conducted a survey that revealed less than half of SMBs back up their data weekly or more frequently and only 23 percent back up daily. Backing up only once or twice every couple of months puts an SMB at increased risk—maybe that’s part of the reason the number of SMBs losing data is so high, like you said. If you’re interested, check out the survey at:
    Chris Halcon