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The importance of backing up your device

Many people use their computers or phones to store important documents, data and photos. However, not everyone correctly backs up their device to ensure the safe storage of this important data.

Knowing how to keep your data safe means you don’t have to worry about losing them during an update, if you misplace your device or even from internal and external threats. Take a look at what SMY IT Services recommend.

Decide on a reputable storage medium

When it comes to storing important files such as photographs or work documents, you shouldn’t just buy a hard drive or choose an online storage service simply because it is cheaper. When you decide to backup your device, you should research a brand and service that has a good reputation and also make sure it has the capacity to grow with you – that is enough capacity to store your files today and in a few years from now.
Buying storage is relatively inexpensive but seeking the advice of an IT expert means you can gather all the right information so that in the event that you need to restore – you can be safe in the knowledge you’ll get all your data back.

Regularly back up your device

Backing up your device frequently means that you will have all your files stored somewhere other than your original device. This means that if your original device gets lost or damaged, all your up to date documents and settings are safe. Online storage and backup is the most convenient way to ensuring your backup remains regular, useful and up to date.

Peace of mind

Having a copy of all your data means that if your device crashes, you won’t lose everything. Having your device backed up is also convenient if you need a copy of a file and you work regularly on a different desktop.
Taking your files with you means that you can work flexibly as well as keeping all your important documents safe.

Backing up your files not only provides easy access to your files, but will also reduce your stress if you lose them. Hopefully your computer will never crash, but in the case that it does, investing in a good quality backup solution will give you the added security to protect your business.

If you need advice on backing up your computer, feel free to contact SMY IT Services today.


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