The Importance of Backing Up Data

Have you backed up lately?

Undeniably, we rely on the power and advanced capabilities of modern computers today. We often use our laptops and personal computers as massive data collectors and for storage so much so that the amount of data we store, generate, and use is growing exponentially. This data has become so ingrained in our lives that we often don't realise how much we rely on it.

 

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But what happens if your computer suddenly crashes? Or what if there was an unfortunate incident where your laptop is stolen? Or maybe a natural calamity occurs and destroys your personal computer? What happens to all your precious files? All that information and data can be gone in a flash.

There is always a chance that you could lose your data and therefore you should take steps to limit the potential loss by backing up your data. One of the best ways to do this is to work with us, as we have a great managed disaster recover and backup solution. When working with us, we take the time to get to know how your company uses your data and then implement a backup solution that will work for you.

If you are unsure as to whether a backup solution is really for you, here are five reasons why you should be backing up your data:

Fragility

Even though computers are high tech already, they are still made of fragile components which are woven and connected together to create this complex technology. This makes them susceptible to hardware failure, it's really a matter of when your systems not fail, not if. We're sure you have encountered such an experience where your computer suddenly shuts down and you lost your files or documents you were working on. If you have backups of your data, you can recover quickly and be back working in a short amount of time.

Viruses

Backups protect you from the dreaded viruses which can plague your computer whenever you surf the Internet. There are various malwares and viruses which can enter your system and cause irreparable damage to your data. Some can even cause you to lose all of your files in an instant. Because many backup systems keep snapshots of your systems, you can revert to a snapshot that didn't have the virus, and recover all of your files, programs, and important information.

Thieves

Backing up will help protect you should your laptop be stolen. If your files are backed up in the cloud or in other physical storages, you can worry less if you suddenly lose your files or device. While it is a hassle to have to purchase a new laptop, you can install a previously backed up version of your old system and be back up and running in a short amount of time.

Human Error

You can prevent losing your data from yourself. It may sound absurd but these things happen. All keyboards have the “delete” button which can accidentally be pressed anytime by anyone. Imagine a scenario where you are at home on the weekend and have been working on your report all day and just left it because you had to attend a meeting. Then your kids suddenly go to your computer and accidentally delete everything. You have now lost all the hard work you have done that day. If you have a backup solution in place, you can save some of the work.

Mother Nature

Backups help protect you from various natural calamities and disasters. It is a reality that we all have to face - we have no power over Mother Nature. We can try to keep ourselves safe up to a certain point but when flooding strikes, a landslide occurs, or a fire wipes out your building, most of the time we are helpless. But should you have a backup of our systems, you can recover to a normal operating state quicker. This means less lost profit for your business.

 

If you are looking for a strong and secure backup solution that will protect your vital data, give one of our friendly team a call to learn more.