Why backing up your company computers is essential
The reasons why it's so important to back up all your business' data
Most PC users have experienced the frustration of losing a document or data, but imagine how you would feel if you lost everything? This guide outlines the benefits of computer backups and how they could save your business.
Protecting my business data from disaster
Most PC users have experienced the problem of losing data they have just entered into a system. It might be a document in a word processing application or a spreadsheet but the feeling of dread is the same as you realise you need to type the whole document out again. If you scale this problem up to your entire business data imagine how you would feel if:
- The shared office has been flooded or suffered a burglary
- Fire has struck
- Your hard disk drive has failed
- A colleague makes an incorrect change and deletes a vital spreadsheet or file
All of these will lead to data loss, much of which could have been mitigated by implementing a backup process. This guide is designed to assist you understand the benefits of decent computer backups and how they could – in many cases – save your business from going bust.
What does this problem mean to me?
Quite simply the loss of business data has forced many companies into liquidation. It is difficult to stress the importance of data backups enough – it is probably the single most important computer related task you could ever do. A backup is the IT term used to describe a copy of your data. It may be as simple as copying the file into another directory on the PC but more often the data would be copied onto another type of data storage and then secured away from the original. In the past backups used to be fairly involved and complex processes that needed a lot of equipment to make them work properly. Today we are spoilt with the range of disks and drives which can simply plug into a computer and use for data backups.
Source: Backing up data
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