Why You Need to Backup Your Data

If you’re someone who uses a computer for anything in your day-to-day life, you need data backup software. This software can ensure that your most important data remains after any sort of failure within your computer. We have many things on our computers that we have put a lot of time and effort into. Sure, we  could go back and do it again, but it’s hard to get the feeling back from the moment you wrote the perfect song. None of us could remember everything we wrote down, so the best part of what we created get lost for ever.

But protecting data is something all of us need to worry about, not just the writers, musicians, filmmakers and other creative people. Imagine storing every last bit of your financial information for a year leading up to the following tax season. You don’t have any hard copies of any documents because you hate how it clutters up your desk. Then your computer crashes, sending that information you painstakingly complied deep into the digital abyss. You’re left scrambling and are likely going to file taxes late this year, if you’re able to file taxes at all.

Take a big corporation for instance. They’re working on a multimillion-dollar project that has a lot riding on it. The project goes on for months and takes up a lot more time and money than anticipated. The company doesn’t believe in backing up their data because it’s a waste of time. They would rather work harder and faster to get the project done before they even need to consider backing up their data. One power surge and hardware failure later and they’re back where they started. Nothing can be recovered and they’re already behind schedule and over budget. Failing to protect their data could’ve lead to the undoing of their company.

The above mentioned are examples of why  backing up your data is crucial. Data backup software can help you protect and restore your data when something goes wrong. Depending on the software you choose , this could be a quick and painless process or a slow and arduous one. You want to choose the program that best suits your needs and accomplishes what you need to get done. Don’t be left out in the cold without your important documents again. Get data back up software and keep what should have remained on your computer the entire time. Just because computers aren’t perfect doesn’t mean your efforts to protect you data should be.

CrashPlan is one of my favorite online backup services and has a top spot in my unlimited online backup plan list as well. While just a few would be impressive, CrashPlan nails the four most important things when it comes to online backup: pricing, security, usability, and speed.

CrashPlan offers a 30-day free trial for their online backup service but they do not offer a truly free online backup plan, as some services do. CrashPlan is an automatic backup service. Files and folders of your choosing are backed up, also only when you choose so, when the CrashPlan software detects a change in that file. This selective, incremental, and fully automatic backup system keeps the latest version of everything you want backed up to CrashPlan’s servers without you having to do anything. Beyond the basic features in CrashPlan, which are part of any real online backup service, you’ll find other features in their backup plans.

About ABM COMPUTERS

Originally Alameda Typewriter, ABM COMPUTERS has served the entire San Francisco Bay Area with professional, first-rate IT support and computer sales from the same location since 1939. Building on decades of experience, along with a dedicated team, we continue to provide in-shop and on-site standout, services and comprehensive, affordable solutions for all your computing needs.

Posted on August 5, 2014, in Computer Advice. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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