Do Self-Managed Backups Make Sense?

Dr.Backup MoneyWith quite a few web-based companies offering cheap online storage, you might be tempted to consider building (and self-managing) your own online backups.

Even if you did have the in-house expertise to do this, you might want to reconsider.

The economics of using Dr.Backup to professionally manage your backups are quite compelling.

Consider that the median salary of an office worker (in 2015) was approximately $25/hour. This is not a trained technology consultant with many years of expertise — just a typical staff member.

If it takes this staff member 5 minutes a day to review detailed system logs — to verify the backups are configured correctly and ran error free — that alone would cost more than $2/day in payroll expense and more than you would pay for Dr.Backup service.

Plus, when something wrong is discovered, it takes additional effort to identify and clear the problem – again, diagnostic costs not included in the purchase price of cheap online backup storage.

In today’s workplace, protecting your digital assets is extremely important. But, actually doing what is required — without fail, day-in-and-day-out — is often viewed by some employees as “grunt work.” Because of this, we find that in smaller businesses, regular backups are often skipped, broken, or completely ignored by an otherwise busy staff member.

Sadly, some of these businesses come to Dr.Backup AFTER they have already had a data loss.

When you add up all we do in our S.M.A.R.T. service packages, the fact is we actually SAVE clients money compared to the cost of implementing an in-house solution with cheap online backup storage.

To the savvy business person, Dr.Backup is actually one of the best business investments they will ever make.