Does your business or home business adequately back up its data? Let’s imagine a scenario where one day you go into work, and all your pcs are gone! Not only have you lost the hardware (which can be replaced at some expense, perhaps even with an insurance policy), but your data is likely gone, too. Who’s going to replace your data now? Where is your back up data?
If this seems far fetched as a story. Consider this: it happened to a friend of mine in Taipei. He ran a small school and he had quite an expensive set up for his computing facilities. In addition, he was in the middle of writing a series of text books for his students, one that he was intending to publish once it was gone.
Well the thieves (some young ‘uns with a hankering for pc games) broke into through an upstairs unsecured door and they made off with all the hardware they could find AND all the CD-roms that he had backed up his data on, INCLUDING, of course, his unfinished textbooks. Although his backups were made, they were not offsite, thus negating some of the benefits of making copies. Boom! All gone.
He had made some printouts of his work, but he had lost almost all of his recent work, including business accounts, email, addresses, etc..
Nowadays, it’s much easier to create an offsite backup with an Online Backup service for your business. It’s certainly much more effective than putting copies of your CD-roms right beside the PC! It even functions just like a drive on your pc:
Additionally, you can schedule backups automatically to ease the strain and allow you to focus on managing your business, not your pcs. Access is also facilitated via a web-browser, so you can find the stuff, should you not be at your workplace.