So it might be surprising to learn that, while 85% of computer users say that they're concerned about the prospect of losing their data, only 25% actually do regular backups! That's a scary thought, because some 70% of small firms that experience a major data loss are gone within a year.
Here are some questions to think about for your business:
- How often do you backup your data?
- Where do you back it up to?
- Do you keep the backup media somewhere near your computer, where it can get destroyed by the same catastrophe that wiped out your computer in the first place?
- How often do you test your restores? (Hint: The time to test them is not when you've suffered a data loss, and need to get your data back now!)