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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

Maximise IT Resource with a Fully Managed Backup Service: 4 Benefits

18 November 2016

Is protecting your organisation’s data a top priority for 2017? Your business applications and all the data contained within them are what drive productivity, decision making and ultimately organisational success. Loss of this data - either short term or complete -  results in downtime and has...

Backup: What Support are You Actually Getting?

11 November 2016

Unlike many of the other services you pay for; a fault or failure in your backup and disaster recovery service most likely won’t be noticed until it’s too late. With something so essential to business continuity it is expected to receive a high level of service. And in the moments that you need...

How to Develop a Cost-Effective Backup Strategy

04 November 2016


The percentage of budget typically spent by an organisation on IT varies greatly across industry, geography, size of business, along with a whole host of other factors, But using some of the most recent Global GDP and IT expenditure figures we can approximate that 5% of economic expended on...

Bespoke Backup System; What Features are Most Important to You?

28 October 2016

Backup systems have furiously evolved since the days of reels of magnetic tape; as new trends and solutions appear backup methods and technologies become increasingly complex.

Building a Business Case for a Fully Managed Backup Service

21 October 2016

The need for having an up-to-date backup and disaster recovery solution has never been more evident, with the average cost of IT downtime of the Fortune 1000 in 2015 between $1.25 and $2.5 billion. Data volumes are soaring and can grow as much as 50% annually; for businesses both large and small...

The Hidden Costs of Data Backup and How to Avoid Them

14 October 2016

Organisation growth is an unavoidable fact; and something that is viewed with anticipation and reward. And, growing faster than your organisation? Your data.

The growth of an organisation is inescapably accompanied by a number of by-products each with their own needs and requirements. Data is...