In this post, we will talk about data protection. We will give you three tips that will help you keep your personal information protected. It is always best to be safe than sorry, and this is especially the case when it comes to data protection. Don’t wait for bad things to happen, read this article, and act upon it, the sooner, the better.
Tip #1: Use Cloud Backups
Backing up your files to the cloud will be one of the smartest decisions you ever made, and if you haven’t done it, now it’s the right time for it.
Cloud backups are super convenient not only because they keep your files safe on a remote location, but also because you can access them from any device connected to the internet. This means you will be able to access your files from anywhere, even if you don’t have your laptop at hand.
There are many cloud backup services you can use. For personal use, something basic as Google Drive or Dropbox can work. But, for businesses, a more comprehensive professional solution is needed.
Tip #2: Don’t Forget Local Backups
Cloud backups are fantastic and in our opinion, everyone should use them, both for personal and business use. However, they do have one flaw – if you want to access your files, you need an internet connection.
What’s more, if your files are large, your internet connection needs to be strong, or the download/upload will take a while. Therefore, if you don’t have internet or the connection is slow, you won’t be able to use your files. Of course, files aren’t lost, and they are still on the cloud server, but you won’t be able to use them until you get your connection back.
To prevent this from happening, you should create local backups too. This can be something as simple as having your important files on external hard drives (or even DVDs and USB flash storage), to having something more advanced like RAID setups and disaster recovery systems.
RAID (redundant array of independent disks) means you will always have each of your backed up files on more than one location, physically. So, if one of your drives fails, the files will remain on the healthy drive, safe and sound.
Tip #3: For The Ultimate Protection, Hire Pros
Although you can set up and maintain entry-level backups on your own, if you are running a business, it is best to leave data protection and data recovery to professionals. After all, your data is not something you want to gamble with, as your whole business depends on it.
At BV Group Tech, we take our client’s data seriously. We offer both cloud and local backup services, as well as disaster recovery. For all of our clients, we install and maintain the Carbonite backup system as it is easy to use, tested, and proven to keep the files protected across all devices.
If you want to take your company’s cybersecurity to a new level, making sure your files stay protected at all times, contact us now, and get a free consultation.
If you don’t have a backup system implemented, you are literally waiting for a disaster to happen. Unfortunately, hard drives fail all the time, and it is only a question of “when” and not “if” your drive will fail. Your job is to be ready, and you should never rely on a single piece of equipment, especially when it comes to running a business.
Please don’t wait, do what you can, and start backing up your files before it’s too late; you can thank us for the advice later