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Barclays offers free online data back-ups to UK riot-hit businesses
London, UK, Aug. 12, 2011 –/BackupReview.info/– Barclays Business is [today] making its I-Sure online data backup service free for all UK businesses signing up in the next three months, whether or not they are Barclays customers.
Commonly cited industry statistics show that over half of businesses shut down within six months of a disaster, such as losing all of their data through fire.
The I-Sure product enables businesses to save sensitive data in a remote and secure location, providing customers with the confidence that all their business critical data, such as accounts, stock information and customer contact details, is securely encrypted and immediately available online.
The move highlights the issue of data security in the wake of recent property destruction and looting, and complements Barclays extensive package of support to businesses and personal customers impacted by the recent events. This package includes loan repayment holidays, temporary overdraft increases and clarity on insurance cover.
Steve Cooper, Managing Director, Barclays Business said:
â€œBusinesses need to think about protecting their intellectual capital, the hard-won knowledge that keeps their business humming, in exactly the same way that many consider taking out insurance to protect their business from fire. Itâ€™s an essential part of being in business, and weâ€™re pleased to play our part in supporting UK businesses with this and through our package of support for businesses and personal customers.â€
Paul Moriarty owner of a logistics and furniture installation consultancy and user of I-Sure recently lost of all of his accounts, invoices and contacts for his businesses.
Paul: â€œWhen my computer died, all I could think of was that my business accounts and documents were gone. Itâ€™s just one of those things which you donâ€™t think will happen to you so you donâ€™t give it a minuteâ€™s thought. When I started my business a year ago, there were so many things to think about and this definitely wasnâ€™t on the list. I am sure that there are other small businesses out there that havenâ€™t given this issue a second thought and may be storing up trouble for the future.â€
To register, businesses should visit www.i-sure.com [powered by MozyPro].
Notes to Editors:
The service is completely free to any business based in the UK.
Barclays is providing emergency support measures to help business and personal customers affected by the riots
Barclays Business Customers:
Barclays Personal Customers:
We would urge any Barclaycard customers affected by the riots to get in contact through our relevant helpline numbers as soon as possible.
Customers can call:
Barclays Business is the business banking arm of Barclays. It has over 770,000 customers with a turnover up to Â£5m that are a mixture of start ups, sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. We supported a record number of business start ups â€“ over 100,000 new businesses in 2010.
Barclays Services to SMEs Include:
Â· A choice of business accounts that they can tailor to their needs and the provision of up to two years free banking to start-ups, subject to remaining in credit.
Â· Day-to-day business banking support through a team of Business Managers who are available over the telephone for everyday and urgent banking needs.
Â· Free consultations for businesses with a local accountant, marketing expert and solicitor to advise on topics such as the best legal status, how to advertise or draft supply contracts.
Â· A free nationwide business seminar and workshop programme. This is designed to help business owners network and gain practical help on relevant challenges such as marketing, trading online or how to generate more business profits. We expect around 12,000 delegates to attend our business seminars this year.
Â· Business management software that helps business customers complete their account work quickly and efficiently; support their hiring efforts; help back up their business data securely; and avoid late payment and bad debts.
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