Data Backup & The Personal PC User
We've all heard the commercials – what if your computer crashes? Do you have cloud storage? Are your files stored off-site? Blah, blah, blah. This could never happen to me, right? Wrong. We all expect our computers to be there when we need them, and we have a false sense of security every time we hit the “save” button, assuming that our files will be there the next time we need them. Even if you aren't in charge of a business with lots of so-called vital documents, you as a personal PC user stand to benefit greatly from using a data backup service. Here are some things to consider that may help you make this important choice.
Mementos & Keepsakes
In this day and age, almost everyone has a digital camera and uses his or her computer to edit, store, and share these images. If you lose your computer to a virus, physical damage, corrupt file, or theft, those precious images are gone forever. A backup service ensures that these photos are accessible no matter the state of your computer.
Many people use their PCs for banking and financial documentation. A backup service ensures that you will not only have access to your financial records if something happens to your computer, but also that you have a safe and secure place to store these documents that is safe from prying eyes.
Personal computers are great places to store all kinds of information and documentation, but let's face it – a lot of files can make for a slower, less efficient computer. The beauty of offsite data backup is that your computer remains free of excessive clutter that can make your computer feel old before its time. Think of this service as a storage unit for your computer.
Even if you are just using your PC for leisure, do not make the mistake of underestimating how devastating a computer crash can be. With offsite data backup, you will not have the additional worry of replacing valuable files in case the worst happens. You will rest assured that important documents, photos, and other information is safe, secure, and ready for access.