Why Backing Up is Essential: The Top Five Benefits to Data Backup

Businesses can be at risk of losing important data. Lost data leads to costly downtime, customer dissatisfaction, regulatory fines, and lost revenue. As a result, IT pros must meet extremely high expectations. You need to keep the company running 24-hours a day. 

There are times in life when having a backup not only serves as peace of mind, but also as a tool for continued success. For instance, when skydiving you probably want a backup parachute for those “just in case” scenarios. While losing your data may not feel as catastrophic as launching yourself out of a plane without a spare parachute, it can be detrimental to both your personal and professional life. 

Here are 5 benefits of Data Backup; 

  • Quick access to files – One of the greatest things about backing up data is the ease at which you are able to retrieve files and information in case of unforeseen circumstances 
  • Protection against power failures – Computers are susceptible to damage that is beyond your control. Whether it is an extreme storm or a random blackout, power outages have the potential to demolish the hard drive of your computer. Regularly backing up your data ensures that you need not worry about power issues resulting in the loss of your important information. 
  • Added Anti-Virus protection – The amount of devastation caused by viruses continues to grow and if affected, all of your documents and files may be permanently destroyed within a few hours. Of course using an anti-virus software is one way to help eliminate or lessen the risk of threats caused by viruses, but performing routine backups on your files is an added measure of security against the threat of Internet viruses. 
  • Safeguard Against Failed Hard Drive – The number of reasons that a hard drive may fail are vast and varied. Some hard drives begin to malfunction when certain parts become worn or otherwise damaged. Additionally, not all hard drives simply crash instantaneously, some hard drives erode gradually over a longer period of time. It does not matter whether your hard drive falls victim to the popular head crash or if parts of the hard drive become defective in a gradual succession because the result is the same in both instances, data loss. 
  • Recovery if Operating System Fails – The majority of computer crashes are caused due to Operating System (OS) failures and there are numerous reasons that your OS may crash. Some operating systems fail due to improperly allocating memory space while others may fail as a result of software corruption or multiple application errors that compound over time. A backup is incredibly efficient when it comes to keeping your information in the event of an OS crash. 

Because you rely on your computer and the data stored within for so much, doesn’t it make sense to do all you can to protect your data? We recommend Acronis PC Backup and Recovery

For more information about Acronis PC Backup and Recovery, contact CIT SYS Co. Ltd or call +233 302 924 323

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