02 Jan

Happy New Cloud Backup 2014

Happy New Year from the Eirteic Africa Cloud Backup Solutions team.

During 2013 we experienced a steady and progressive uptake of our Cloud Backup service and solutions in South Africa and we continue to grow our enterprise-grade industry-leading public cloud driven by Code42 CrashPlan PROe software, CrashPlan private cloud appliances and our partnership with Code42 as the primary authorised resellers in South Africa.

Overall, we see the growth in adoption of Cloud Backup services as a positive step in the right direction by South African enterprises, small businesses and consumers, gradually realising the risk and potential consequences of data corruption, loss through deletion, theft or hardware failure, whilst enabling the ability to remain compliant through data security and storage and the ability to access this data for accounting, reporting or auditing purposes.

Don’t just take our word for it. LaCie, a leading worldwide storage hardware and software manufacturer produced the following info-graphics (source), which identifies the leading causes of data loss and why you should implement a backup strategy:

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Ask yourself these three simple questions today:

  • Is your data backed up?
  • Is it safe and secure?
  • Could you recover all of your data following any type of loss?

Where are your rolling accounts for 2013 and prior stored? Copies of payslips? Spreadsheets, documents and presentations? Employee data and records?

Or perhaps on a more personal level, those Christmas and New Year and photos? The treasured memories of the kids playing with their new toys? The family all together and the opportunity of taking a portrait for the first time in as many years as you can remember?

Some of our customers already attest the benefits of our Cloud Backup service following the theft of laptops or hardware failure, and the ability to quickly and easily recover their previous device data – in some cases entirely – and then continue the backup from that point onwards. It’s almost impossible to put a value on that data until you no longer have it in your hand. What would you do if you lost all your data? Could your business survive?

Our Cloud Backup service is fully automated following installation and setup, resilient, secure, encrypted and low cost. In fact, we reduced and restructured our prices twice during 2013, passing on the savings directly to our existing customers.

Why not sign up for a free 30 day trial of our service – we only invoice you towards the end of the free trial and then you only need to pay if you are happy and wish to continue with us protecting your data in our South African backup cloud.