World Backup Day 31st March

World Backup Day 2018 – Business Backup Reminder

World Backup Day 2018 is being held on the 31st of March and is designed to promote awareness around the importance of keeping backups of your business data in the event that something happens and you lose information. Business Backup is simple and affordable, yet so few businesses backup their data!

So we’re doing our bit to promote World Backup Day this year and encourage more businesses to backup!.


What is a backup?

A backup is simply a copy of your important files; backups are (usually) stored in a separate location to your computer (best practise!) so you have a copy in case something happens to your computer.

In short, to anyone who stores data, especially businesses, they ensure they’re backing up all their data.


What happens if we don’t backup?

A lot of people say why?  We’ve never lost it before.  Is it worth the risk?  What’s the cost to your business?  Financially? The heartache?  How long has it taken you to build your business?  How long would it take to rebuild your business if you lost EVERYTHING?!

Consider it like insurance…. Insurance with a car…. You don’t have an accident before taking insurance do you?  It isn’t always our fault and we don’t intend on having an accident.  We insure the car on the basis that we hope that we will never be in an accident, but should it happen, we are covered.

Think of business backup the same way.  Back it up on the basis that you may never lose your data, but if you do, lose any data, if you are hacked, if your hardware fails or a fire destroys your business premise, be confident that you won’t lose your entire business – it is worth the peace of mind.


What do you stand to lose if you don’t backup your data?

Tax information, business documents, financial records, customer orders, spreadsheets, forms, customer information that you have spent years compiling and creating. What happens if you lost all of those in seconds?


It will never happen to me!

Losing all your data, therefore losing all of your business information and starting again happens more commonly than you think!



What’s the benefit of a backup?

If you have a backup, should the unfortunate happen and all your data is lost, you will be able to simply, quickly and easily restore all your data.  Back to business as usual in very little time!

The benefits that data backup can have on your company!

Higher Reliability – One of the greatest benefits of regular remote data backup is the reliability it provides. Remote backup can be automated and updated daily basis, or you can set a time. Because the backup is done via the Internet, should you need to, you can recover files quickly.

Easy Set-Up – Set-up isn’t as difficult as you may think.  You can set it up and automate it; while resting assured that all your data is protected, backed up and up-to-date.

Increased Security – Having a remote backup means your data is stored in a secure location. You can often encrypt your data so only the person with the ‘key’ can unencrypt your backups giving you confidence knowing that your data cannot be compromised.

Peace of mind – Leave the office at night knowing your data is backed up and in safe hands.


So you’re convinced?

So you’ve made the decision that Business Backups are a great idea. Great! Not only has World Backup Day done its job, but you’ve taken the first step to protecting your business.

So now you need to get started – that’s where innoTel can help.


Business backup is simple

innoTel offers an affordable online business backup service which allows you to store your backups offsite allowing for quick recovery of data for when you need it.

For as little as $7.95 per month, you can start backing up your important data.

It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind – cheaper than an insurance policy (that won’t recover the data you lost if you weren’t already backing up your business data!).

Backup any type of Windows, Mac, Linux computer, laptop and server or a Synology NAS quickly and easily. Set-up only takes a few minutes.

If you currently store your business data in Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive, you can also ensure you have a backup of those documents with the innoTel backup service.

Need to backup Office 365 Mailboxes, Exchange databases, SQL databases? We’ve got that covered too (additional fees apply).

innoTel Online Business Backup is your flexible backup solution for your critical data.


National Privacy Week 2017

Did you know it was National Privacy Week 2017 this week?

In the wake of a few large businesses experiencing privacy breaches over the last few years, people are more concerned about privacy these days than they ever have been.

Check out the Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey results in info-graphic form from the OAIC.

According to the OAIC survey results, 58% of people decided not to do deal with some businesses because of security concerns.

As a business, how are you making sure you customer’s private data is sensitive?

Do your customers expect that their private information is secure?

Do you or your customers place any emphasis on privacy when dealing with each other?

A great tool for your business could be the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) eLearning program, which allows you to conduct your own privacy assessment and understand privacy risks and the strategies you could develop to help address the risks.

Take a look at the Privacy Awareness Week 2017 website hosted by the Office of the Australian Information Commission to see how your business can become more ‘Privacy Aware’.

Backup Internet 4G – Keep your business online with mobile data

Backup Internet 4G Router

As a small business owner, you probably don’t realise how reliant you are on your broadband internet connection until it goes down. For whatever reason, technology can fail at times, leaving businesses without internet access. Backup Internet 4G  solutions can help when this situation occurs in your business.

This could affect many of your business’ tools including your phone, email, EFTPOS and other critical communication tools you use in your business.

What would it mean to your business if you;

  • Couldn’t receive incoming phone calls from prospective customers?
  • Couldn’t process transactions with your EFTPOS terminal?
  • Couldn’t read or response to emails?
  • Couldn’t access your online booking system?

For most small businesses, it would be a catastrophic circumstance to be in, however it doesn’t have to happen to your business.

A Backup Internet 4G solution can work in conjunction with your fixed-line broadband connection and provide you with internet access even while your fixed line broadband is unavailable. In most cases, you won’t immediately know when the fixed-line broadband connection is lost as the Backup Internet 4G solution takes over shortly after it notices you don’t have internet access.

For obvious reasons, a Backup Internet 4G solution won’t work when the power is out, unless you have a laptop with sufficient battery life.

Think of a Backup Internet 4G solution as insurance. It often costs very little up-front to introduce a 4G backup solution into your business network with a small ongoing fee for 4G mobile data access. While this adds to your overall communication costs, think about what you would loe if you couldn’t run your business – we bet that would be worth more that what this solution would cost you over 12-months.

Think of a Backup Internet 4G solution it like insurance; when your fixed-line broadband services decides to stop working in most cases you won’t even know.

While it might not happen often, think of how crippled your business would be without a phone and internet service? innoTel make implementing a Backup Internet 4G solution for your business simple and cost effective. We’ll work with you to get the right solution for your business and the right price point.

Speak to innoTel today about our Backup Internet 4G solutions.