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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

Ransomware Rescue Plan: Restoring your Data Backups

When ransomware gets through your multi-layered security defences and actually infects your network, pandemonium can quickly set in; a reality that organisations faced globally just last month.

5 questions to be asking in the wake of a global cyber attack

By now you are most likely aware of the aptly named "WannaCry" ransomware attack that wreaked havoc in over 150 countries across the globe over the weekend of May 13th 2017.  This global cyber attack highlighted the major shortcomings of global organisations and has seriously put their IT...

A critical example of why off-site storage for data backups is key

A devastating blaze last month in Christie Hospital, Manchester, put into perspective the essential need for backup and disaster recovery.

Outsourcing Backup and Disaster Recovery: A Planning guide

Making the decision to outsource your backup and disaster recovery processes requires careful consideration and an evaluation of a number of factors, including an assessment of existing needs, budget and potential vendors.

Enterprise Data Backup Best Practices & Mistakes to Avoid

In the modern enterprise environment, the availability of data and applications is a critical requirement for continued business operations. An interruption in this flow of systems - no matter how small - can wreak havoc on employee productivity, impacting the bottom line.  In a worst-case...