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Mark Ridley

Mark Ridley is the Managing Director of Backup Systems. Mark started computer programming at the age of 10 on a BBC Micro and went on to become a graduate of King’s College London. After working for multinational giants such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital, Mark founded Backup Systems in 2006, providing a bespoke service to his valued customers.

Recent Posts

How much should you be spending on Backup & Disaster Recovery?

Do you know how much you should be spending on backup and disaster recovery? It is possible that you may be seriously overspending on a service that could be provided in a more cost-effectively manner, whilst also being superior to your current solution. This is why it is essential that you take...

6 GDPR implications on data backup and disaster recovery

The date May 25th 2018 has been etched into the brains of CIOs and business leaders across the European Union. If that date has no significance to you, then where have you been?  It of course signals the beginning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force, and it has...

7 best practices for vSphere application backups

We are living in the age of digital transformation which has triggered the rise and the maturity of virtualisation technology and new backup approaches. Virtual machines (VM) depend on a single physical machine in order to run multiple systems; therefore it’s absolutely paramount that the...

4 benefits to a remote managed service provider

Remote managed service providers have been evolving since the early 90s- they begun as a jack-of-all-trades and now have shifted towards a more specialised vendor. We are now seeing the rise of specialised backup, disaster recovery, security-as-a-service, and anti-virus providers, and this could...

Reducing the costs and complexity of Backup & Disaster Recovery

Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions are often the forgotten element to an organisation's ever increasing complex and expensive IT estate. As terms such as BYoD and Virtualisation will come and go over time, backup and disaster recovery solutions always remain in the background relatively...

Backing up Windows: Microsoft Exchange & Windows Server Backup

With literally billions of Microsoft customers, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 have become extremely vital tools in conducting day to day business. This means that they are chock-full with sensitive data and employee correspondence. Knowing this information, you may be surprised to hear that...