Do not simply rely on your local backup software to do its job while unmonitored. Most backup jobs are stored on unreliable media such as external hard drives or tape drives and are often left on premises. More importantly, most removable storage devices do not encrypt and secure your data leaving it open to data thieves if that media is misplaced, lost or stolen.
BACKUP SERVICES ARE MONITORED 24/7/365
According to the US Bureau of Labor, 93 percent of companies that suffer a significant data loss of some kind are out of business within five years. If you have not experienced this at some point then you are one of the lucky few. With the ever spreading Cryptolocker virus, also known as RansomWare, once your data is encrypted you can never get it back, UNLESS you have a remote backup plan with data retention. (More information about business data loss: http://www.deepspar.com/wp-data-loss.html)