TECH TALK With Bob The Computer Guy By Bob Dalles. Today’s Topic: Protecting Your Data
Most small companies do not back up their data and even more home users fail to protect their data. For some a data loss can be merely an inconvenience; for others it can cause companies loss of revenue and some have even gone out of business by losing their customer information and financial data. The reasons they do not back up their data range from denial that a crash could happen to them, to not understanding that this risk even exists. Hurricane Irma created a lot of hard drive crashes; from power surges to leaky roofs in businesses and homes that destroyed computer systems.
Data backups can be done on floppy drives, optical drives (such as a DVD), magnetic tape, flash drives, another hard drive, and the cloud. The storage medium would depend on how much data is being backed up and the frequency that it is done. Backing up your data can be a simple process and if you should be a victim of data loss, you’ll be glad you did. Your recovery will save you a lot of time and money. If you need training on how to back up your data consult with an IT professional to be sure you are doing it properly.
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