Why is it important to choose the best backup software?

by | Apr 22, 2016 | Business Continuity

How to select the best backup software.

Even as companies increasingly understand the importance of data backups, they face the challenge of choosing the best backup software.

Recent survey data from companies that have lost valuable data show that at the time of their data loss, most of them had already implemented some kind of backup method. Unfortunately, their backup solutions often had serious problems, including shortcomings in task performance and failures to cover the data on all devices. These businesses found themselves with missing data or old copies that had lost their relevance, limiting their ability to perform effective data restoration.

Choosing the right backup methods and configuring them properly is essential for your company’s success. Should you ever lose data, you’ll need to perform a quick, comprehensive restoration to avoid costly downtime and damages to your business.

When researching solutions that work well with your data and your business objectives, you’ll need to decide on the best backup software. When backing up a device, the software makes copies of your data and stores them separately from the device. If your devices crash, get infected with malware or sustain another kind of damage, you’ll have copies available to work with and resume business operations; that’s the assurance you’ll enjoy with high-quality software.

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The software you choose should make a comprehensive backup of your devices. Ideally, it will have the capability of performing backups continuously, swiftly capturing changes to important files and never leaving you with outdated versions of critical data. The best software will also offer you a secure means of copying your data and transferring it to the cloud and any local hardware you use for storage; with sensitive data, it’s important to encrypt file transmission to prevent theft and tampering.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on choosing the best backup software for your company. High-quality backup solutions will help you prevent irrevocable and costly data loss.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.