Many users have antivirus software and some may even have anti malware software installed. You worry about virus’s and people stealing your password, but do you consider what happened if you all the sudden lost all your data from another cause; fire, flood, earthquake, or just simple hardware failure. What I am asking is are you sure that you would still have all your precious pictures, important documents, email and other files in the case of a disaster or failure. Would your business be able to recover and move forward?
People think about backups sometimes and that is the problem. A DVD of your files, an occasional memory card stored in your car, or a USB hard drive stored on the shelf isnt an effective backup strategy. For a backup strategy to be effective it needs to be regular, automated, and continuous.
A number of solutions exist, but the one that we recommend for customers is one of two products offered by Code42 Software called CrashPlan and CrashPlan Pro.
What makes these so great you ask? The bottom line is that they are just plain simple to use and will allow you to backup to both a local machine and to remote machines. The products works similarly regardless of the version you use, but if you have more than 7 to 10 machines that need to be backed up you should probably pick the CrashPlan Pro software.
With the software installed and running it is automated and continuous. If you need to recover data the past versions of a document or your entire hard drive and available for download by you from your computer or to another computer in case of a disaster.
If you need help setting up a system like this or evaluating your current system please let us know.