What Happens Without Proper Data Backup?

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Why Data Backup Systems Are a Must

Losing personal data is inconvenient but fairly avoidable. What should you back up and how often? How many should you have and where should they be housed? Finally, who should have access to our backups, and who shouldn’t? Think about these so the business can get back to usual should something go wrong.


Hardware Failure

This can be anything from accidentally breaking your laptop to the natural decay that occurs with hard drives over time. Hardware failures can also occur at the server level. While this is something IT managers should account for, occasionally this can result in data loss.


Malware Infections

“malicious software” malware is any kind of code or program that damages computer systems. This often leads to a loss of access to or corruption of the data.



Malware that encrypts data and accesses your files, unless you pay money.


User Error  

Threats to your data aren’t always external. Employees forget to save documents after working. It’s your people that will be interacting with your business data the most to watch, and people make mistakes. 


File Corruption

An application may malfunction while writing to its databases or saving files resulting in unusable data.

It’s an essential function of any company’s IT to ensure data remains accessible even when its primary or original version becomes inaccessible. Of course, there’s a tradeoff between convenience and data protection. Having individuals store files on their workstations may seem convenient, but they are at a higher risk of permanent loss.


Backing Data Up Today Will Save You Tomorrow

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