Sage software, a leading provider of business management software recently determined that 60% of small businesses don’t “offsite” their data.  The study, discussed here says that while nearly all U.S. small businesses back up critical financial data, 6 in 10 don’t get it off site.  Removable disk backup systems can help overcome the high cost of moving data offsite by providing an easy methodology to do so without monthly fees.

“Backing up on-site may not be sufficient to protect small businesses from natural disasters – particularly if the business is located in an area prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, fires or flooding – or more common crises, such as theft or hardware malfunction,” said Connie Certusi, executive vice president and general manager of Sage Small Business Solutions. “Data loss could have a serious impact on operations and crisis recovery. The development of a preparedness plan that includes solutions for protecting critical information, such us backing up off-site, could be the difference between getting a business on its way to recovery and worrying about its survival.”

With Highly Reliable Systems removable disk backup systems like the 2 bay RAIDFrame or 2 bay Netswap Plus you can send data to a local drive, while allowing the system to produce a duplicate copy that you can easily take off site.  Consultant’s, managed service providers and others responsible for backup should consider forwarding the Sage article to their clients to generate conversation about improving backups and creating disaster recovery plans.