Laptop Backup: 4 Risks to consider
Laptops are everywhere; you see them in every coffee shop, at every airport and in all walks of business life. These devices make it possible for us to do business on the move. But they also put our data at risk; lets look at the key data loss risks that show the need for laptop backup.
1. Theft or Loss
The obvious risk of data loss from a laptop is theft or loss. The mobile nature of a laptop makes it very easy to lose and easy to steal, demonstrating the need for laptop backup within business.
This need is even clearer when you consider that around 50% of all business data is held on laptops. Laptop backup can protect you from losing all of that valuable data if you’re laptop goes missing.
As well as being lost; laptops can be dropped, stood or spilled on. Without good laptop backup, this could result in major data loss.
Most businesses expect their staff to be careful in their use of company laptops, but laptop backup is there for times when being careful isn’t enough.
3. Human Error
The other laptop backup risk associated with the mobility of laptops is the fact that so many are in the hands of your employees. As we mentioned above, you expect your employees top be careful, unfortunately human error is inevitable. From potential errors leading to the damage or loss mentioned above, there is also the potential for technical mistakes by your employees.
Human error isn’t just a laptop backup risk; it’s a major data backup risk. People make mistakes like downloading unsecured files or deleting folders in error all the time. Online laptop backup makes sure files can be recovered swiftly, for when you, or your employees, succumb to human error.
4. Natural Disasters
This is an issue that you may not naturally associate with laptop backup. Certainly it’s a key issue in data backup and enterprise recovery. But laptops are in danger too. Your business may be spared a natural disaster but a laptop that travels could end up in a disaster zone.
Backing up your data to a remote, preferably online, location is vital in disaster recovery and it is important to include laptop backup in that plan.
Laptop backup, like any data backup, is about control and peace of mind. With laptops there are extra risks, which might mean you need extra peace of mind.
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