Why Data Backups are Essential for Businesses
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Imagine you walk into work one day to find that a virus has infected all of your files. What would happen to your business? For some, a data backup is just a few clicks away, restoring everything the way it was from the day before. Others lose everything, having to recreate years of work. When this happens, many businesses need to close their doors.
In fact, 60 percent of companies that lose their data will shut down within six months.
Losing data is inevitable. Everything from that cup of coffee sitting too close to the computer to power surges and malware can cause data loss. That’s not to mention any human error accidentally deleting a file. Even if you are lucky to avoid these things, hard drives have limited lifetimes that will eventually run out.
Consider how much time you can afford to lose. Think if you are able to redo a week’s worth of work on top of your current work. Does the same apply for a month? A year? For most businesses, the most they can afford to lose is one day.
There are many options for how to back up your data. We personally recommend a complete disaster recovery backup. This takes out all the guesswork so that you can be sure you have the best protection.
Another good option is our data backup so that you can rest assured you’ll have an updated version no matter when you need it.
For those that want to do it themselves, there are many types of data recovery software out there. If you decide to use one of these platforms, be sure to perform manual backups each time you want to update the information, and create multiple backups in case there’s an issue with one version.
Decide the best fit for you, but make sure you apply a backup before it’s too late.
Which strategies will you start using this week to protect your company’s data?