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Look Out Behind You, it’s World Backup Day!

b2ap3_thumbnail_world_backup_day_3_400.jpgYou shouldn’t need to be convinced that the Internet is a dangerous place. Hackers are lurking around every corner, waiting to breach your network and snatch your data. Despite this risk, many computer users need convincing to back up their data; a task that minimizes the negative effects associated with data loss. This is why March 31st is officially known as World Backup Day.

In honor of this glorious holiday, every computer user around the world is encouraged to backup their data. If you’re committed to doing this, you can go to the official WBD website and take the pledge, “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.” When was the last time you backed up your data? Remember, you don’t have to wait until World Backup Day to do it, nor should you.

In fact, the point of World Backup Day is to back up all of your important data. As a business owner, you may be doing a superb job managing your network and making sure that your company’s data is backed up; however, are you putting just as much priority into backing up your personal data? It’s an important point to consider, due to the fact that many business owners are so involved in their work that their personal devices, like a smartphone and home PC, may contain very important business files.

If these files are only located on your personal device and they haven’t been transferred to your company’s network where they can be properly backed up, then you’re taking an unnecessary risk. If your personal device containing important files isn’t backed up and it was lost or stolen, these files would be gone for good and your business would experience a major setback.

Backing up your personal data isn’t necessarily difficult to do. In fact, there are some great consumer-grade data backup solutions on the market that are both affordable and easy to use. Some of which include:

An External Hard Drive
External hard drives are useful backup devices that are easy to come by and relatively inexpensive, costing around $100 for a full terabyte’s worth of data. To put 1TB of data into perspective, that’s enough storage space for 750,000 MP3s or photos, or 230 movies, which should be plenty of space for the casual computer user.

The Cloud
Data backup is one of the many computing features afforded to consumers by the cloud. Some of the most popular consumer cloud computing services are Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Apple’s iCloud, all of which are fairly inexpensive to sign up for. The advantage of the cloud is that it’s much more flexible than having to depend on a stationary device like an external hard drive that needs to be plugged into a device for a backup to take place. With the cloud, all of your devices are connected to it via an Internet connection, meaning that your devices can automatically sync to the cloud so that your data will be backed up and consistent on each device.

As great as the cloud is, there’s a difference between the aforementioned cloud solutions designed primarily for the consumer, and enterprise-level cloud solutions. White Mountain IT Services-provided cloud computing solutions offer businesses security and services that can meet the stricter demands of doing business, as well as the large amounts of data that accompany an office of several computer users. White Mountain IT Services can even work with you to connect your personal devices to your company’s cloud solution for anytime, anywhere access and easy data backup.

Backup and Disaster Recovery from White Mountain IT Services
When it comes to backing up your company’s data, a BDR solution from White Mountain IT Services is the ultimate way to celebrate World Backup Day. In fact, if every business would take advantage of BDR, it would render the holiday obsolete. With BDR, you would no longer need a day to remind yourself to back up your data. Instead, BDR automatically does it for you, taking this major responsibility off your plate. Additionally, BDR takes advantage of the cloud so that your data is redundantly backed up off-site, making it available through virtualization in the event that your servers were to crash or experience any other type of disaster.

If data backup is deserving of a worldwide holiday (of sorts), then it should be a priority for how you manage both your corporate and personal data. Need assistance with backing up your data? Would you like to implement a cloud backup solution like BDR and make data backup an automatic, hands-off process? Then call White Mountain IT Services at 603-889-0800 to take care of all of your data backup needs.

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