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Always Backup your data

Whenever a computer subject raises it's head the first thing we hear is "Backup your computer", however, many people still don't know what the word means or how a backup is done, let alone why it should be done. Backup is the process of copying files to a second medium (a disk, tape,cd,dvd or external drive) as a precaution in case the first medium fails. One of the cardinal rules in using computers is " back up your files regularly". Even the most reliable computer will one day break down or stop working. Many professionals recommend that you make two, or even three, backups of all your files, personaly I think thats over kill. To be especially safe, you should keep one backup in a different location from the others. You can back up files manually using operating system commands , however, the more files you have and the more spread out they are across your computer, the more tedious this job will prove to be. Or, you can buy a special-purpose backup utility, such as Genie Backup Manager. Backup programs automate the backup process so that the user needs only once select what, when, where and how to backup, and the software will take care of safeguarding that data henceforth.

Why do I need to backup?

For starters, check the following statistic

  • It is estimated that across the world a hard disk crashes every 15 seconds.Yes that does say every 15 seconds!
  • Business analysts have estimated that 72% of businesses who suffer major data loss disappear within 24 months of the event.Thats a very worrying statistic if your running a business yourself.
  • In 1998, 163 organisations reported losing $123.7 million to computer security breaches, or about $759,000 per organization. (1999 CSI/FBI Report)
  • Over 300,000 laptops were stolen in 1997, resulting in over $1 billion in losses. According to FBI reports, 1 out of every 14 notebook computers sold in the United States in 1997 was reported missing
  • There are over 100,000 known computer viruses. As many as 60% of major US corporations has experienced a virus attack or computer break-in. Nete-Quette use and recomend CA Anti virus for your or your businesses anti virus needs.

Take a look at some of the advantages of backing up

  • Keeping your data safe from unexpected natural disasters
    Natural disasters and adverse weather are powerful reminders of the strength of Mother Nature and the importance of proper planning. No one understands the severe damage that can be caused by a very strong storm, fire or flood until it happens to them.
  • Keeping your data safe from unintentional erasure or from a harmful virus
  • Saves you or your business money
    Can you imagine the amount of money lost when your data is lost!!
    The growing use of computers has caused many organisations to analyze the potential threats to their information systems
  • Saving Time
    Notice the number of hours you worked on that last project, design, or paper for school and ask yourself if you'd like to recreate your work. With today's busy schedule can you afford the time to create and recreate your work? With a small initial investment of time in backing up your critical documents and files, you can create an investment that will continue to pay off in the future.

These are only a very few advantages of regually backing up your computer or data Nete-Quette use and recommend Genie Backup Manager for your backup needs and peace of mind. Visit the Genie Backup Manager website for full details.

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