This will be a multi-part blog about the best practices for backing up your data. It will cover what to backup, backup methods, and finally, other issues associated with backups.
Let’s start with the basics. If you don’t back up your computer (and possibly your phone, tablet, or other devices), you are playing with fire. Computer failure, theft, malicious viruses, user error etc, continuously place your data is at risk. Unfortunately, too many people and even businesses either fail to recognize the risk or are unwilling to take the necessary steps to mitigate the danger. Fortunately, there are pain-free methods of backing up (and restoring) your data.
First up, what data should be backed up.
Backup methods: Once you’ve thought about what’s important, here’s how you protect it.
Allen Friedman is the owner and CEO of Techaerus LLC, an office efficiency consulting firm. He is also a licensed attorney. Allen founded and managed one of the largest consumer collections law firms in the country and managed over 50 attorneys as well as hundreds of non-attorney staff. Prior to founding that firm, he opened and managed the New York and Michigan operations for the largest consumer collections firm in the United States. Throughout his career, Allen has always placed great emphasis on ensuring that investments in office technology provide the greatest possible returns. In order to achieve these returns, he focuses on three pillars of office management; asset management, training, and automation. His expertise includes document/image management, software and hardware integration, training, and process management and automation. Allen lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Amy, his children Cassidy and Gideon, and two adorable dogs named Roxie (a labradoodle) and Bentley (an Old English Sheepdog).