Contractor publication, IE3, have published an article on the importance of backing up business files and programs, and suggestions on the best electronic back up options.
The article emphasises that if business owners and/or employees don’t back up the files and programs on both personal and business computers and mobile devices, that they are “living on borrowed time” and that a loss from a major computer crash, physical damage to the device or business premises, or computer infection/virus is only a matter of time. The article also emphasises that backing up should be conducted as a matter of due diligence.
The article goes on to outline the best features to look for in a backup system such as portability, accessibility, capacity and security, and provides a list of computer and mobile backup options. The list of computer and mobile backup options include: secondary internal drives, external hard drives and/or flash drives, networked backup, cloud-based backups, native backup (applies to both Android and iOS mobile devices), internal memory cards, and third party apps.
The article also emphasises that the best backup solution for a business depends on its individual needs, and recommends multiple backup options, including offsite storage.