The most important part of your business

Ask yourself – “what would happen if my business’ data disappear if my computer fails, or my central business server/computer”. Or even, what would happen if your current backups failed and you need to perform file restores? Check out the shocking statistics below to see the possible consequences.

What is a disater recovery plan?

A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach with instructions for responding to unplanned incidents. Disaster recovery planning is an integral part of any business’s IT strategy, and is becoming more prevalent as security breaches and network outages have become common threats, and the cost of downtime has steadily increased.

Is an external hard drive enough?

Backups can be performed using something from as simple as a flash drive or external drive. But that is not enough. These devices are only a single-point backup, and when that fails, your backup meant nothing. Backup approaches like the 3-2-1 approach as well as cloud backups are essential – YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH BACKUPS!

So, what is a Backup?

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents, emails, business data, etc. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe (off-site). You can also make a backup of your backups – again, you can NEVER have enough backups of your data.

When should I perform backups?

The best approach should be to make backups daily. This might seem tedious, but NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems can take the hassle out of your daily backups. You can then backup your NAS content weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. You should AT LEAST have one full backup stored off-site in a safe or safe place (not in your laptop bag or car). TechStudio has an undisclosed location to store customer off-site backups in a safe place.

What would you do if you lost everything?

The video below will reveal some shocking truths on why you should backup your data. Ask yourself again – what would you do if you lost EVERYTHING.

*Video from World Backup Day Organization.

Not yet convinced?

Here are some more shocking facts and why you should have backups in place for your business. Small and Medium businesses are the ones which are them most affected when DR and Backups are not in place.

93% of companies without Disaster Recovery who suffer a major data disaster are out of business within one year.

96% of companies with a trusted backup and disaster recovery plan were able to survive ransomware attacks.

40-60% of small businesses who lose access to operational systems and data without a DR plan close their doors forever.

More than 50% of businesses don’t have the budget to recover from ransomware attacks or data loss.

The top 5 causes of Data Loss in a Business

Hardware Failure 31%
Human Error 29%
Virus / Malware Infections 29%
Ransomware 42%
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 38%

Backup & DR Solutions from TechStudio

Below you will find some information on the services we provide. We solely trust and make use of Synology and Seagate products for reliable and optimal performance for your backup solutions.

Small Office / Home Office

Cost effective Synology NAS system for SOHO / Small Businesses with about 5 users using it as a file / media server.

Small Business Solutions

Cost effective Synology NAS system for a Small Business with about 15 users including a small file/application server.

Workgroup Business Solutions

Cost effective Synology NAS system for a workgroups with about 20-30 users including a file/application server.

How do we backup your data?

Below you will find information on how we backup and store your information, so you can rest assured that your systems will be up and running in the event of a disaster. All your data taken off-site are secured at an undisclosed location in a strongroom safe where it is at it’s safest.

Manual Monthly

You have a dedicated external drive managed by TechStudio. We have scheduled dates and times where we do incremental backups on all your computers and store your backup off-site. We then make a backup of your backup onto one of our file servers / Synology systems.

FTP (Beta)

Scheduled automated backups are performed on the client side via FTP. Your data is uploaded via a secure connection and received by one of our Synology systems. This project is currently is testing phase.

NAS + Off-site

You purchase any of the Synology NAS systems according to your requirements. All your backups are centralized on-site. We collect your backups onto external media and store it on our Synology systems at an undisclosed location.

Cloud Backups

We recommend active Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions (with provisioned licenses for each user) where you have 1TB of OneDrive space. Your files can sync automatically and have version control should you need to revert to a previous version of your files.

Manual Monthly

You have a dedicated external drive managed by TechStudio. We have scheduled dates and times where we do incremental backups on all your computers and store your backup off-site. We then make a backup of your backup onto one of our file servers / Synology systems.

FTP (Beta)

Scheduled automated backups are performed on the client side via FTP. Your data is uploaded via a secure connection and received by one of our Synology systems. This project is currently is testing phase.

NAS + Off-site

You purchase any of the Synology NAS systems according to your requirements. All your backups are centralized on-site. We collect your backups onto external media and store it on our Synology systems at an undisclosed location.

Cloud Backups

We recommend active Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions (with provisioned licenses for each user) where you have 1TB of OneDrive space. Your files can sync automatically and have version control should you need to revert to a previous version of your files.

Backup Plans Pricing

Our Pricing Plans to suite your budget and business needs (please read this page from the top so that you know the importance of backups for your business).

Please note: Backup plans does NOT include any External Drive, NAS or hardware costs. These will be indicated on the official quotation as a once-off purchase.

Manual Incremental

from R 350per device/month

  • Maximum of up to 10x computers
  • Manual External Drive only backups
  • Performed on a monthly basis only
  • Drive stored off-site
  • Data Retention – 1-year for each month
  • Data restore from backup: Next Business Day
  • Does not include server backups

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FTP Remote Backup

from R 750per device/month

  • Maximum of up to 10x users
  • Maximum of 3x concurrent connections
  • Weekly Incremental backups via FTP
  • Automated Backups
  • Data replicated for off-site safe storage
  • Data Retention – 1-year for each month
  • Data restore from backup: Client Accessed
  • Does not include server backups
  • Monthly incremental threshold of 1GB per user*

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On-Site NAS

from R 1,375per NAS/month

  • No user limit (depending on NAS drive size)
  • Bare Metal Backups performed
  • Bi-Weekly External Drive extraction of data
  • Performed on a daily basis
  • NAS stored on-site
  • Data Retention – ISO compliance for auditing
  • Data restore from backup: 2-hour time-frame
  • Include server backups (Bare Metal)

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Select your services

from R 350per device/month

  • +R175 for bi-weekly manual backups
  • +R250 for weekly manual backups
  • +R150 for daily FTP incremental backups
  • +R50 per/GB extra FTP incremental storage
  • +R300 for 5-year data storage retention

Contact us for an on-site assessments and pricing negotiations.

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Manual Incremental

from R 350per device/month

  • Maximum of up to 10x computers
  • Manual External Drive only backups
  • Performed on a monthly basis only
  • Drive stored off-site
  • Data Retention – 1-year for each month
  • Data restore from backup: Next Business Day
  • Does not include server backups

Contact us for an on-site assessments and pricing negotiations.

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FTP Remote Backup

from R 750per device/month

  • Maximum of up to 10x users
  • Maximum of 3x concurrent connections
  • Weekly Incremental backups via FTP
  • Automated Backups
  • Data replicated for off-site safe storage
  • Data Retention – 1-year for each month
  • Data restore from backup: Client Accessed
  • Does not include server backups
  • Monthly incremental threshold of 1GB per user*

Contact us for an on-site assessments and pricing negotiations.

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On-Site NAS

from R 1,375per NAS/month

  • No user limit (depending on NAS drive size)
  • Bare Metal Backups performed
  • Bi-Weekly External Drive extraction of data
  • Performed on a daily basis
  • NAS stored on-site
  • Data Retention – ISO compliance for auditing
  • Data restore from backup: 2-hour time-frame
  • Include server backups (Bare Metal)

Contact us for an on-site assessments and pricing negotiations.

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Select your services

from R 350per device/month

  • +R175 for bi-weekly manual backups
  • +R250 for weekly manual backups
  • +R150 for daily FTP incremental backups
  • +R50 per/GB extra FTP incremental storage
  • +R300 for 5-year data storage retention

Contact us for an on-site assessments and pricing negotiations.

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Your company data is your most valueable asset. Do not compromise and be a statistic. Contact us today to safeguard your business against major data losses.