Avoiding Data Redundancy and Facilitating Disaster Recovery

disaster recoveryOvercome DIY

A DIY (do it yourself) data backup plan may be fine for individuals or small businesses, but once you get past five or six employees, this is a bad idea. Many tech consultants define it as a common pitfall.

First, this is a task that takes time. Second, employees aren’t necessarily organized by default and may back up in a way that has redundancies built in. Redundancies clog the network, wasting data and diminishing computational ability. Third, they may not even do it right. Fourth, a lot of backup strategies involve things like USB flash drives, thumb drives, DVDs, CDs, or public cloud applications. Everything is spread everywhere; consolidating it all together is itself a complicated task.


Visibility, in terms of IT, is severely hampered through the DIY approach. Since data is expanding with the market, consolidated and simplified backup becomes an even more prescient consideration. For safety, reliability, and competitiveness, you need non-DIY protocols which provide disaster recovery solutions and reduce redundancy. Add to that the ever-expanding popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solutions and it becomes apparent you need a managed and consolidated solution.

Final Considerations

The right solution provides a better approach which will decrease collateral costs while ensuring compliance in terms of legal requirements. Be careful with the Service Level Agreement (SLA) you sign— there should be reasonable SLAs that will eliminate the greatest level of redundancy and provide a reliable fail-safe in terms of backup.

Marc Bartholomew

Marc Bartholomew

Marc Bartholomew is the CEO and founder of Integritechs Technology Professionals, a Los Angeles based Technology support provider, offering a variety of managed IT services in Los Angeles to small businesses. Integritechs provides a wide array of IT solutions in the greater Los Angeles area, with an excellent service by aligning their goals with their customers: stable, reliable Los Angeles IT services, managing technology throughout its lifecycle, while controlling costs. Marc believes the best way to accomplish this is through regular, proactive management. Integritechs achieves this by encouraging scheduled visits and bundling everything their customer's needs into their managed services plans in los Angeles to keep their systems running smoothly.