Network Technologies of Kansas Blog

Network Technologies of Kansas has been serving the Topeka area since 1999, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

World Backup Day Highlights the Importance of Backup Practices

World Backup Day Highlights the Importance of Backup Practices

March 31, 2018 is World Backup Day. Data is a commodity, but unlike other commodities--it can be replicated without hurting its value. As a result, data backup has become a critical need for the modern business. World Backup Day has been created to remind people to protect their assets by backing up their files.


Data Backup is now a mission-critical process that is neglected far too often, unfortunately. In fact, studies show that 30 percent of people have never backed up their data - despite being inundated by a myriad of situations where data could be lost, stolen, or corrupted. With 113 phones being stolen every minute, and 1-in-10 computers being infected with viruses and malware every month, protecting your data has to become a priority. Frankly, data is a very easy thing to lose without the right precautions in place, which is precisely why World Backup Day was created to promote data protection.

Nobody wants to see an organization fail, and the statistics for a business’ survival after a data loss event indicate that if you are not strategically protecting your digital assets, your company is one situation away from catastrophe. Maintaining a comprehensive data backup can negate the effects of such an event, allowing your business to bounce back.

In order to do so effectively, however, there need to be certain standards met by any backup solution your business puts in place. They include:

Redundancy
It isn’t uncommon for businesses to streamline their operations, eliminating redundancies wherever they can. When it comes to data backup, the opposite is actually preferable. To optimize your data’s survivability, your backup should consist of more than one copy of your data - safety in numbers, so to speak.

Frequency
Of course, there’s a limit to how useful an older data backup will be for your business. The progress that would be lost between the time of the backup and the time of the data loss incident would be less effective than one that is current. The best data backups are taken frequently enough to protect your progress without causing downtime.

Off-Site
Your backup won’t do you much good if the same disaster destroys it along with your original data. To keep this from happening, you need to make sure that your backup is kept separate and disconnected from your network.

Your business needs its data in order to be successful. Observing World Backup Day is a great opportunity to ensure that it will be safe. Visit the official World Backup Day website for more information.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Internet Technology Privacy Email Hackers Cloud Malware Software Microsoft Computer Productivity Business Business Computing Upgrade Google Hardware Backup Network Security User Tips Hosted Solutions Social Media Smartphone Gmail Ransomware The Internet of Things Operating System Efficiency Mobile Devices IT Support Workplace Tips Small Business Bandwidth Innovation Content Filtering BDR Money Safety Data storage Website Quick Tips Windows 10 Passwords Data Disaster Recovery Android Hacking Mobile Device Management Microsoft Office Saving Money Big Data Two-factor Authentication Business Continuity Smartphones Outlook Facebook Networking Apple Best Practice Windows Communication Apps Education Customer Service Network Congestion Vendor Management Documents Save Money Proactive IT YouTube Wireless Technology LiFi Monitors App Cryptocurrency Data Recovery Phishing Music Streaming Media Google Docs Visible Light Communication Displays Cleaning Domains Search Sports Advertising Analytics History BYOD Cybercrime Internet of Things Black Market Office Tips Information Technology Mobile Computing End of Support Securty Spam Compliance Business Growth Micrsooft Experience Artificial Intelligence Writing Society Browser Google Wallet Robot Social IP Address Windows 8 Office 365 Virtual Desktop Encryption Hosted Solution Disaster communications Retail Laptop Tech Support SaaS Hacker Drones Automation Recovery Unified Communications Augmented Reality Managed IT services Printer WiFi Alert Deep Learning Remote Computing Bluetooth Holiday Document Management Network Law Enforcement Office Running Cable Firewall Gadgets Memory Downtime Lithium-ion battery

Newsletter Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *