One of our most heart-breaking tasks is telling someone that they have lost everything – all of their data including those priceless photos. And yet this is so simply prevented by ensuring that you have a fully automated and encrypted backup solution on your devices. This will not only keep your images safe, but also everything else that you have stored on your computer.
The only way to ensure you do have adequate backup is to use a product that is dedicated to just that.
And this isn’t just applicable to our desktops and laptops. What about your mobile phones and iPads? Are you sure they are covered by a backup solution? You may be of the assumption that everything is being stored safely on the devices own backup, but when did you last check to see if this is the case?
“What about using my external drive? Or my USB?”
There are two issues here – one, you have to actually remember and manually backup, and two any external device can carry security risks. Plugging your USB into another computer that you are unaware has issues could cause you a whole world of pain.
As with so many things in life, we tend not to think about the what-ifs until it’s too late – once we have a software or hardware failure on our computers, or an update causes us not to be able to find any or our data, or our devices are in some other way lost, stolen, damaged, or infected by a virus. For those who do have a backup procedure across all of their devices, when did you last check that it was actually doing its job? Is it still working? Is it up to date? Can you access your data successfully?
Having backup systems in place is as important as having anti-virus on all of your devices. Your data is unique to you and needs to be kept safe and remain accessible whatever happens to your equipment.
If you would like to keep your data secure, please ask us for the right solution for your personal requirements and individual devices.