Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Where is your Back-up?


We like our customers. We really, really do. But I have to say that some of them, not all, but some are like our children.
We really have to wonder if anyone out there listens to us or reads our email. How many times do we have to repeat "Make sure you are Backing Up your data"?

It reminds me of the time my son, who was 4 at the time decided that Dad didn't understand how great it would be to climb the tree in the backyard. After he got up about 10 feet and couldn't figure out how to go higher, he tried to climb down, fell and broke his arm. Thus he was rushed to the hospital in pain, experienced more pain when they had to 'set' it and suffered through the rest of summer with a cast that itched like heck. His mother and myself also went through the pain of his ordeal - both mentally and physically because of his irritability and discomfort.
Major league sports teams know the importance of 'BACK-UP' If there were no relief pitchers how would the game go on? Theater and the Arts always have an 'Under Study.' Everywhere you look there is a 'BACK-UP" so why is it so difficult for businesses and individuals to understand the 'BACK-UP CONCEPT'?

In the last 2 weeks we have had 3 individual customers experience system failures - either hard drive, virus or other hardware failures on their POINT OF SALE systems. These are the systems that held their primary database. All inventory, customer records, sales history, employee time schedules - GONE! One individual that I spoke with said that he had purchase a Special USB Thumb Drive just for his back-ups last year.. However the last time he had actually used it was - "Last Year!"

Now, we like your money; there is no disputing that. However when we have to listen to you get angry, cry and suffer - it's my son all over again.

Your possible future pain can be prevented! We can help. You know that you need to do it, so JUST DO IT! Our Remote Back-Up Solution called 'ACT-BACK' can be set to automatically back-up the critical files that run your business.
For as little as $11.95 per month - we can set-up your system to back-up critical files over the Internet and to create a local copy of the data also.
You get 2 Back-Up solutions in one package. Local back-up that is easily restored in the event a file is corrupted and Remote Internet Back-Up that is encrypted, secure and 'off-site' so that if a catastrophic event does happen, your data is safe and accessible from another location in a matter of minutes.
You don't have to start from scratch, limp around with broken limbs or pay huge doctor bills to get your data back up and running.
Only $11.95 per month could be the difference between disaster and relief. Please consider the alternatives - We don't want to hear about your disaster next week.