We all know he importance of backing up the work we do on computer – even if we don’t always practise what we know we should.

We also know we should have some form of backup service for the primary services and technologies we use – this can be expensive however, to maintain services we will hopefully never use.

Like all ‘insurance’ we have to weigh the risks with the costs and take rational decisions. What we must not do is to pretend the problem /issue does not exist and fail to plan.

If we have staff waiting around because core systems are not working, it can be very expensive.