Data nowadays is such an integral part of any business it helps you to track everything from how your business is performing to your customers' spending habits.
And as more and more data are stored in digital online spaces such as clouds or in some smaller companies still physical hard drives it is important to have a contingency plan in place should anything happen to that data.
What type of plan depends on the value you place on your data if your business is fairly small you may not yet have a requirement for a data recovery service out with the software on your computer? However, if your business is medium to large in size and handles lots of data then that information can be priceless, and should that information become compromised or lost then it would be damning to your business.
This is where having a data recovery service in place is vital.
What is a data recovery service?
A data recovery service is a company or business that specializes in retrieving lost or damaged data. It works by saving data from corrupted, failed, or inaccessible storage devices to avoid it being lost forever.
This comes in the form of software for smaller organizations but in today’s article, we will be focusing on the services that companies can offer.
How do I choose a data recovery company?
So, to begin looking for a data recovery company to service your business I believe it is best to start at home, and what I mean by that is to look for a local company.
Now if you are running a multinational company then staying local will prove to be much more difficult for you but let’s assume for the benefit of this that the company is medium to large-sized.
So, to keep your search local open your search engine and type “data recovery Seattle” it is important to search for “data recovery Seattle” and not just “data recovery” by including the Seattle tag it will keep your results local to Seattle and the surrounding areas.
Now that you have your “data recovery Seattle” results you will want to narrow down the results because you will more than likely have received several thousands of results.
The easiest way I find to narrow down my results is to choose roughly 3 companies to take to the next stage.
I like to choose the one that comes up first in the search, one that has good customer reviews, and one that I recognize the name of, or I have heard the name from a friend or a colleague in the industry.
The reasoning for this is it will give you as wide a scope as possible to find the right data recovery company. You will be looking at the most promoted one in your search, the highest-rated from customers, and the name that you recognize.
The odds are in your favor that one of these three companies will be ideal for your business needs.
Ok so now it is time to contact your three data recovery companies and see which one or two you would like to move to the next step.
So, before you call them it is important to have some questions prepared to test their knowledge and also to see how they respond to genuine issues that may present themselves in your business.
If you can’t think of any questions here are some to help:
· How long have you been in business?
· Tell me about a success you have had with a client.
· What do you think your biggest challenges are?
· What would you recommend for my business?
· Is an emergency line available?
The answers to these questions will vary from company to company as not all companies are created equal, but these questions will serve to help you reduce your number of potential candidates down even further.
Once you have been given the information above if you are happy with it you can arrange a visit to the workspace of the company this is important so you can meet the people behind the company. You can also see how they work and what kind of systems or procedures they have in place.
Then all that is left is to sign an agreement to have data recovery services provided by the company this means that should your data storage get compromised in the future your valuable company data can still be recovered saving you and your business time and money.
Published by Danny Wilde