Although extremely mobile and useful, laptops are also very risky, in the sense that most users don’t know how important to initiate server backup in order not to lose thousands of files in case of the system crashes and the hard drive is corrupted. According to studies, nearly 40% of data that are stored on laptops are not being saved. Being mobile, laptops are also vulnerable to being stolen. Another concern is that users don’t know which files are very important that need to be saved daily, which need to be saved sporadically and which don’t need saving at all.
Your documents and recent documents
Any of the files, particularly company related, should be saved using remote backup. These files include Word documents, spreadsheets, Powerpoint or even notepads. Although there are programs that can save these files on incremental basis or versioning where the user has control over which of the form of file to be saved, but they usually need external hard drives which can accommodate the old files. Incremental saving also has the added benefit of saving your recent documents so you don’t really need to worry about that part.
Remote backup using Cloud technology eliminates the need for physical storage devices, which in themselves are also vulnerable to breakage, crashes and viruses. By using the Cloud service, the company can save at least 90% of the data or files.
Your system is probably the most critical aspect of the system. If you have all your installation CDs and original software programs with you, it’s easy enough to have them reinstalled. System recovery backup also works in most cases if the system crashes. But you can’t really have the guarantee that once a system crashes and you switch to the system backup that there’s not going to be any defects. Think of it as going to have your knees surgically replaced and although you can get back the function of your knees, you can’t be good as new again.
Media files and apps
Application data like e-mails, calendars, contacts or browser bookmarks also have to be stored on a server backup as well as the media files (videos, photos, and music), which can take up a lot of space. You need a storage device that can handle huge amount of data and this could be very expensive particularly since companies are now shifting to the paperless office. That means data and documents are now converted into digital format.
But as businesses try to come up with some solutions to the problem, they are confronted with some challenges. For example, how do you commence with the backup without necessarily stopping the operations of your business? In case of laptops, if your workers are using these mobile devices how can you guarantee that the tasks won’t be affected while the laptops are quarantined for backup? Without server backup for big businesses, the number of workers taking up bandwidth along with the large data on the system will create a gridlock that can slow down your operations
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