Next Thursday, February 23, 2012, from 7 to 8 pm New York time, we’ll be holding a Twitter chat. On hand will be representatives of Symantec, to give tips about data backup — and how to avoid a data disaster.
If you’re like me, at least once in your business lifetime you’ve experienced a computer or server failure that caused no end of headaches. Perhaps your system wasn’t backed up frequently enough; or you thought the system was backing up but it wasn’t ; or you never seemed to get around to setting up an automated backup schedule.
Whatever, the reason — disaster ensues! You lose (or fear you’ve lost) valuable data. Then it’s hours of hassle and inconvenience to recover — if you can recover everything.
But you know you need to back up, right?
What you may not realize is that today it’s no longer just a choice of backup tape or disk. There are many solutions for small businesses of all sizes. From local devices, to virtual and cloud-based solutions – depending on how much data you have, how much computing your company does, where people are located, and other variables, you can find something suitable.
You may have felt put off in the past because of the technical language surrounding this subject. We’re going to cut through that terminology.
We will have experts on hand to explore the issues and what you can do to protect your company from a disaster you may never recover from.
Mark your calendars to join us – here are the details:
Topic: Demystifying Data Backup
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 7 to 8 pm Eastern (New York time) – 4 to 5 pm Pacific time
- Amit Walia , Vice President of Symantec – @amit_walia 
- Monica Girolami , of Symantec – @BackupExec 
- Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends  – @Smallbiztrends 
Where: On Twitter.com. Follow the hashtag #SMBchat 
Make a note to join us there. (And be sure to read Lisa Barone’s instructions for how to participate in a Twitter chat , an article that has now been retweeted over 3,600 times.)