When you enlist the aid of backup and recovery services that are not simply adding another server to your office network, you can engage a large number of potentially positive and negative factors. With the potential for backup and disaster recovery that enlisting an outside company can provide, you may have the urge to immediately take this burden off of you and your IT staff's hands. However, there are limitations to outsourcing that you may need to consider. Keeping your information in house may be your best solution, depending on your company's individual needs.

*Ensure that you can trust the company you work with, even if that company is your own
*Legal liability and physical security can be vital components of your data backup solution

When you keep your data in house, you have the additional positive factors of not having to upgrade your physical security. In some cases, your existing IT staff can even tend to the new server in the same way they take care of your existing ones. However, this will place some degree of additional strain on them, and their efforts require resources such as their time. You may even need to hire additional staffing, depending on how large and complex your data backup needs may be. With the many options for outsourcing disaster recovery solutions that are available to you, keeping this component of your business in house may not be the best solution that you can engage.

You need to decide on whether you would like to spend money to maintain your own additional server space or pay a fee to an outside company to do this for their own equipment. Given that you are going to have to invest in backing up your data either way, the choice ultimately comes down to your priorities and your feelings about which option is going to be more secure. While both options provide reasonably well for the security of your data, the difference is in whom you place more trust.

If you are able to trust a company you outsource to, you need to be certain of the kind of contract you are signing with them. How do they ensure that their employees are on the level and will keep your data secure? If you have any reservations about this concern that the company you are considering working with cannot provide a reasonable answer to, there is nothing wrong with moving on and trying another of your options. By contrast, if your company does not contain people who have the right training to handle servers as well as they need to be handled and manage your data properly, you may need to outsource your data backups. In the same vein, if your headquarters is in an area that is too open to problems that could either corrupt or eliminate your data, outsourcing may once again be the best option that is available to you. The degree to which you can trust a given company is important.

Once you have established that a company is competent to handle your data and that it is staffed with honest, quality professionals, you need to also be certain that there is adequate recourse in the event that your data ever becomes compromised for any reason. If your solutions are entirely in house, the only recourse you have is with yourself. If some of your data could also harm someone outside of your company as well, you may be held legally liable by them. By contrast, if you outsource you may be able to shift some of the responsibility away from yourself and onto them. You may even be able to collect some degree of compensation if your data is ever compromised if you outsource this function to another company

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