Unfortunately, many business owners see backup and recovery as an expense, and opt to spend their money elsewhere or they choose the free or cheapest route they can go. This strategy works for a while, but the day will come when you will need that data and these “penny-wise” strategies are sure to return a pound of disaster or deadly consequences.

We’ve seen it happen time and time again, the USB drive and tapes that won’t read, the data that was in Carbonite or some other cloud storage is either corrupt, wasn’t really being backed up or there is so much data that it would take days if not weeks to get. The business owner is out of luck and sometimes out of business.

If technology is the car that drives our business today, then our data is its engine. Now imagine that all of the data you count on to run your business every day suddenly disappeared.

  • Your accounting data
  • All of the contacts in your contact management system
  • All your customer information
  • Your work documents
  • Your proposals and contracts
  • Your payroll data
  • Your emails

How long would it take to recover this information? What would happen if it was gone forever? Could you recreate all that information from scratch?

The truth is that 80% of companies that experience a significant data loss go OUT OF BUSINESS within a year. More alarming is the fact that the average failure rate of disk and tape drives is 100%. No, that's not a typo. Most don't realize that ALL hard drives and tape drives fail at some point.

What's really dangerous, though, is that most companies don't realize their data isn't secure until they need it and it's too late!

That's why thousands of businesses lose millions of dollars' worth of data to disasters like fires, power outages, theft, equipment failure, and even simple human error. In almost every case, these businesses had an inexpensive backup system in place with no one managing it, and were horrified to discover that it wasn't working when they needed it most.

At GSG Computers we take data backup very seriously. In fact, it's one of the first things we ask about when talking with new clients. It's really that important.

With so much at stake, we understand how vital it is to have the right backup solution that fits YOUR business needs. One size just doesn't fit every situation.


  • How long can you live without your data before it becomes a problem?
    Some business need to be back up and running within minutes. Others can afford to wait a day or two. Some businesses might be fine for a week or more.
  • What do you need to back up?
    Are you responsible for safeguarding confidential medical files or financial documents? Do you need a backup system that meets government compliance requirements?
  • How much data do you need to backup?
    The amount of data you need to backup is an important component to building the right data backup solution. We'll make sure you get the right amount of space with room to grow.

We take all the guess-work out of data backup with systems that:

  • Automatically back up your files locally every night, and also have the option to back up your files offsite, right over the internet. You have the security and convenience of both local access and offsite access.
  • Real-time backups that can be set based on your business needs. Backing up files every hour, every 2 hours, every 4 hours, etc.
  • Keep your data safe from fire, floods, storms, viruses, hackers, hardware malfunctions and human error.
  • Provide plenty of space to back up every file you need.
  • Feature testing capabilities and reports so you KNOW your backups are being done.