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Data Management

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Data Management has several aspects: storage, organization, manipulation, and security. In order for a system to be able to manipulate the data that is entered, it must be organized and stored in a secure environment to be accessed whenever necessary. A very poorly maintained storage device or hard drive makes the management of data challenging and sometimes, impossible.

PEAK Solutions uses the best preventive monitoring and maintenance to ensure the proper management of your valuable information. This includes antivirus protection, backup services, software implementation and hardware integration. By staying on top of the latest innovations in data management, PEAK has the knowledge and capability to give you the advantage of expert data management.

WHY YOUR SYSTEM IS AT RISK

Many situations can wreak havoc on IT systems, often resulting in time consuming and difficult attempts to re-create the stored information. Even if the inability to access data is temporary, it could reduce your competitive edge, damage your reputation and result in the loss of new and existing customers.

Your business continuity plan should include steps to protect and/or back up all aspects of the IT system, including hardware, software, data and connectivity. Different hazards may target different parts of an IT system; it is important to consider everything from a brief power interruption to the physical destruction of the facility.

Every business owner should have data backup and recovery procedures to reduce the economic impact of data and service interruptions. Consider the various risks facing your business:

  • Hardware failure
  • Software failure (failed application patches or upgrades, viruses and malware)
  • Human error (accidental deletion of data, theft, sabotage, etc)
  • Corrupt data
  • Power outages
  • Security: internal tampering, external intrusion
  • Disaster (natural or man-made)

What should you be backed up? While this will vary, business owners should identify critical data that needs to be backed up and archived, such as electronic files, spreadsheets, documents, email, databases, notes, pictures, graphics, applications and their settings, servers and other irreplaceable customer data. Full physical backups of data should be done at least weekly, and even more often if your business generates large amounts of new data daily. Incremental data backups can be done on a daily basis.