Why Backup is So Important
Many people like to start the day with a cup of coffee or tea – but did you know it could be dangerous to your business?
Spilled drinks are one of the top reasons for accidental breakdown of computers, which can lead to loss of valuable information. In most commercial environments, this data is more valuable than cash, so why do so many put it at risk?
When it comes to other parts of life, having a ‘backup’ is normal. For example, a spare tyre in the car for those unexpected punctures, plasters in the cupboard for cuts, or even a few tins of soup in the cupboard in the unlikely event there is no shop open anywhere for an unplanned snack!
However, there are still thousands of reports every year where people haven’t backed up essential data – and either lose it completely or have to go through lengthy and potentially expensive procedures to retrieve what they can.
Data loss can happen in many ways and the most common causes include the physical failure of a PC, accidental error, theft or disasters like fire, flood and of course the ubiquitous dropped coffee mugs!
There are also more sinister risks where an attacker could crash a computer’s operating system or data might be corrupted by a hardware problem. Even the most technically savvy person can get caught out with a malicious email or website – which can create havoc throughout any network.
Whatever the risks– it is very important to back up all important information and have a plan for recovering from a system failure.