Let’s imagine that all your personal information, which you had stored on your computer. You lose unrecoverable information such as photographs, text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. When the time comes when you want to visualize the memories or simply need to work, you realize that everything has been lost forever.
What are the possible causes?
1.- The storage devices of your computer such as the hard disk (hardware unit that is used to store content and digital data on computers. All computers have an internal hard drive.)
2.- The alteration of the passage of electricity (downturns/blackouts of light).
3.- The loss of computer equipment.
4.- The infection by a computer virus to the computer equipment.
Most of us think that it is unlikely that any of the situations we list will happen to us. But according to a survey conducted by a software company specialized in cybersecurity, 77% said they had lost information due to not making backups.
For this reason, at management, erp integrated solutions aim to help your consumers to take the necessary measures to support all the information about their business. This is very important because there are many causes why a person may experience this type of problem. For example, hard drives (computer data storage elements) usually have a very limited life span. On the other hand, a laptop is exposed to loss or theft. In addition, viruses can also contribute to a person losing information from their computer.
Viruses and loss of information
One of the possible causes for which information could be lost is computer viruses. Designed by cybercriminals to obtain economic return (profit obtained by acquiring a financial asset) that prevents users from accessing their system or their personal files. These threats usually steal sensitive data such as banking credentials and other keys stored on the computer.
What information should be backed up?
In itself, all kinds of information that you consider critical such as:
- Databases of your customers.
- Production systems.
- Intellectual property.
- Billing data.
- History of the evolution of the organization.
- Sales history.
- Spreadsheets and presentations.
- Photographs and videos.
What type of backup should you choose?
You can back up the entire computer, using software for a full backup, or just back up those files elsewhere manually.
The physical space where the backup of the backup will be stored. You must have a good antivirus. Maybe it is not advisable to use the same backup place, inside the same laptop, since in case of losing it all things would be lost.