In our last post we looked at the importance of having a computer backup plan for your business. The fact is that it does not take a national disaster for you to lose your data. The data loss can be caused by more common reasons like:
- Hard Drive Failure – The hard drive in your computer is the only component, other than fans, that has moving parts. A hard drive may fail due to bearings wearing out, heat issues, or even a power surge.
- Human Error – On occasion we have seen users delete files by mistake. We have seen instances where children or someone playing with the computer has inadvertently rendered the system inoperative.
- Virus or Security Breach – It is usually the nature of a virus to corrupt the system. A hacker getting into the system may not only pilfer information but may also obliterate it.
- Disgruntled Employee – When an employee at an engineering firm in Jacksonville, FL thought she was going to be fired she retaliated by wiping everything from the company’s computers. Fortunately this company was backing up its files remotely and they were back in business in a short amount of time.
- Natural Disaster – Hurricanes, tornados, severe thunderstorms are examples of what mother-nature can dish out on our business. Here in Florida we are frequently the recipient of thunderstorms with damaging winds, rain and lightning strikes. It is not unusual after one of these storms for us to get many service calls.
- Fire – In the next section we will talk about the importance of having more than one backup plan as if your backup is stored locally it will be lost with everything else in a fire.
In our next post we will look at some of the different backup strategies you may want to implement.
If you are interested in getting a FREE analysis of your backup plan please give us a call to schedule that… (904)296-9212 or Tim’s cell at (904)728-6998