Why It’s Important to Utilize Backup Best Practices

by | May 31, 2013 | Business Continuity

Why do you Need to Utilize Backup Best Practices?

Imagine getting to the office one morning only to find your most valuable assets have disappeared. What would you do? Do you have a plan? Do you even know what your most valuable assets are?

We usually think of expensive office equipment and buildings as our most valuable assets when in reality it is most often the data that is stored in that expensive office equipment and found inside those buildings. How would your business function if all of your client information, sales presentations, brochures, and any other important data saved on your computer systems just vanished? Does your company understand and follow basic backup best practices?

Most of us take for granted that our computers are going to boot up as they should each morning and never give a second thought to how our information is stored. It doesn’t even require a catastrophic disaster such as a flood or fire to render the stored files on your computer inaccessible. Equipment fails and computers and hard-drives can and do go bad.

Here are just a few backup best practices to remember that can help protect your information.

Save Often

Remind yourself and any employees to save your work frequently. If you close that speech you’ve been writing only to realize you hadn’t saved in an hour will you remember all the great things you wanted to say?

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Save to Multiple Locations

Make sure anything important is saved to more than one location. If you have a current copy of a file in more than one place it’ll make recovery a much less stressful project for everyone involved.

Have a Great IT Team

The proper IT service will help you choose the right solutions and equipment to meet your needs. They will also help set up a schedule to make sure your data is backed up automatically at suitable intervals.

Don’t let an unexpected data disaster disrupt your business. These may seem like basic steps, but it’s often the most basic ideas that get overlooked. If you have any questions about backup best practices please contact us, we would love to help.

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.