If you’re a longterm client or follow us on social media, you’ll know that one of the services we offer is storage. Blog posts of the past look at what we offer and why a high tech storage facility such as ours is important. With the inevitable August slow down only a couple of months away (we could write another blog post on how quickly that has come around!) now is a great time to think about whether your office space could do with a clear out and when to do this. And if you thought that gaining more space is the only benefit of outsourcing your business storage then have a read of our top 3 (other) reasons.

Be more in control of your data

We’re a year into GDPR and making sure that you know where your data is stored, who has access to it, and your business process in the event of a ‘right to be forgotten’ request is crucial. Outsourcing your record storage to a facility that offers properly indexed storage to your specifications, along with 24 hr access, means that you can remove any nonessential or regularly accessed documents to your chosen storage facility and feel confident that should you need to, you can access these documents swiftly and easily. 

Offer a more efficient service to your clients

We all know the phrases ‘time is money’ and ‘money well spent’ and both of these ring very true when it comes to outsourcing your storage. Doing your research and paying for the right, well maintained, external storage will not only save you time personally through greater knowledge of which files are where, but will also allow save you time when dealing with clients, creating a more efficient and streamlined customer service. We can all think of more beneficial tasks for our employees than searching through seven years of data!

Provide a robust disaster recovery plan

These days, with many offsite storage facilities such as ourselves offering climate controlled warehouses, many items such as hard drives, media tapes and other hardware item can be safely stored in the knowledge that the item won’t deteriorate. Making sure that your business has backed up essential data, and is storing this in a separate location, is a key part of a successful disaster recovery plan. Not to mention many storage sites have 24 hour CCTV, alarm systems including fire detections, and quite often onsite personnel which all work to ensure your key data is secure at all times.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our top 3 reasons for outsourcing storage. If you’d like to read more about what we offer, head over to our Business Storage page, or alternatively pop us an email at bookings@tiptopmedia.co.uk or give us a call on 020 3234 0090