by ACM, 19 Oct, 2020
The most effective way to prevent business data loss is to back up all of your documents and files. Backing up data means that you have at least one additional copy of all important data. For the most effective backup plan, store your backups in a physically separate location to prevent the risk of data loss from theft or physical destruction.
Cloud storage is also an effective means of backing up data as it stores data remotely and is easily accessed from any device through the Internet. Cloud storage often has more space than a traditional server and does not pose risks of crashing. According to Small Business Trends, 78 % of small businesses are projected to use cloud storage to back up their data by 2020. While cloud storage eliminates the possibility of physical damage or theft, data can still be lost in the cloud if it is accidentally overwritten, deleted, or stolen by hackers.
No matter how you choose to back up your data, it is mandatory to make sure your data is backing up properly before a catastrophic data loss occurs. No one wants to realize after a data loss that files did not write correctly to the backup server and are corrupted. Perform periodic tests of backed up data to ensure your documents are properly formatted and there is sufficient space to store your files in your backup destination. Backups should be performed regularly so that minimal data is lost should your main system for data storage go down.
In addition to the ever-crucial backup, here are some other techniques to avoid business data loss:
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