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Techie's Tip: Protecting Your Business from Disaster

Our tech tip this month comes from our resident programmer, Mike G., who primarily works out of Nerds on Call in Normal, IL. Mike started working for Facet Family of Companies in 2008 as a part-time technician. He began working as a full time technician in 2010 and has since become our Senior Program Developer & Project Manager.

Mike cannot emphasize enough the importance of routine data backup on all personal or business device. While data backup on one’s personal devices remains necessary and extremely important, loss of data for a business of any size can be disastrous and often results in loss of money, time and resources in order to recover or recreate the data.

Human error (no one is perfect!), viruses, hard drive failure and power outages are just a few of the numerous reasons companies lose data. Unfortunately, even the most controlled and secure networks cannot escape the possibility of their data being rendered lost or unreadable. While there is no way to completely eliminate the possibility of data loss, there are safety measures you can take to ensure data is easily recoverable.

Mike has seen the effects data loss can have on a business and offered some tips to safeguard your business against it.  His first tip for increasing your level of protection is routine backups. Backups should be running regularly and as routinely as possible. Any data that can interfere with day-to-day operations if lost should be included in the backup. He also noted that it is imperative to choose a reliable device, or the cloud, for storing the backed up data. Hiring a company that specializes in network backups and data recovery, such as Facet Technologies, Inc., is a great option to ensure disaster does not happen. Technology needs in the future will only grow and expand, and having the right people to implement and maintain your networks and backups is vital to protecting your company and its assets.

Word of Mouth

WeaverRidge Golf Club

“We’ve been using Facet for years and are very happy with them. We have even recommended them. Other companies have done work for us in the past, but our Facet technician is always so professional. They do what they say they will do: we get excellent response and communication from Facet, and their quotes and charges are just what they say they will be. Best of all, we are comfortable that if we have an emergency, we’ll be taken care of.”

– Nancy Weaver

WeaverRidge Golf Club
and Weaver Enterprises

Excalibur Seasoning Co.

“Facet Technologies has served our growing needs for many years. Our unique business often demands knowledge of our proprietary systems. Facet maintains a staff that we trust and their response time gives us a feeling of confidence that hasn’t been there with previous providers. With Facet, we get no false promises. A strong family business with the credentials to back them up, we rely on their integrity, honesty, and professionalism daily.”

– Tom Hornstein, President/COO

Excalibur Seasoning Co., Ltd.

Kitchen Cooked

“I highly recommend Facet Technologies for all your computer support and computer needs. Kitchen Cooked, Inc. has been with Facet Technologies since 2008. They are responsible for maintaining the operation of our computer systems and network, performing monthly server maintenance, and providing service for any computer hardware problems.

Facet Technologies has been prompt every time we have needed their assistance. Their employees are extremely organized, reliable and confident in their work. We are in the process of implementing a new accounting system, and Facet Technologies has helped us out tremendously.

Facet Technologies would be a tremendous asset for your company and has my highest recommendation. If you have any questions with regard to Facet Technologies, please do not hesitate to call me.

- Samantha Klasing, Office Manager

Kitchen Cooked