Backups are important!

Data backups are important!

Our live are increasingly defined by data. Therefore the storage and safekeeping of this data is vitally important to both you and I.

Imagine trying to watch your favourite TV show on a streaming service and it's not there or processing a clients credit application but all his information has been removed from your email.

These things happen. A piece of hardware inside a computer fails as a result of an electrical surge or the clients information is held ransom by a new form of malicious software. And that is why backups are important!

The purpose of a backup is to create a copy of your data that can be easily recovered in the event of data failure. The failure can be as a result of either hardware or software failure, data corruption, an event initiated by some or other human intervention (such as a malicious (virus or malware) attack), or the accidental deletion of data. Piece of mind can also been seen as an associated consequence of having a backup, especially if your livelihood depends on the data.

A couple of things to consider regarding the backup of your data are listed below:

The best data backup solution is the one that best suits your needs. A lot depends on the kind of data you’re protecting. Cybercriminals can use seemingly unimportant data and patch it together to commit identity theft. A strong backup strategy can make a big difference in your digital life and give you peace of mind.

As a parting shot, you can ignore the plea to continuously have a backup of your data. Or, you can pay thousands to either have the data recovered by professional service providers (not always possible) or rebuild it yourself. Either way, in today's data driven environment, you will suffer the consequences.

Please, always have a backup of your data

Author :   Dean Kennedy   (Original publication)
Updated :     (Published :   2020-07-08)