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I bet your devices are physically protected with at least a case and possibly screen protectors. I know, I have to with my kids around. When they were younger they would literally throw my phone across the room like it was a game. Needless to say, this is a must for my family.
If your devices are expensive or prone to damage, you may even have insurance on them. After all, your business may not be able to run smoothly without the gadgets you use on a daily basis.
But what about the important data you have stored on them?
The truth is that no matter how well-protected your devices are, your business data is at risk if you’re not backing it up. Here are four reasons to perform regular back-ups of your business data.
Reason #1. Avoid Unexpected Business Costs
Modern technology is designed to withstand years of everyday use, and many newer devices are super durable. A lot of them even have additional features that allow them to survive submerged in water or exposed to extreme temperatures.
However, no device is completely untouchable. There’s always the risk that yours could be subject to enough damage to render it unusable. When you are a business owner, device failure or damage that cannot be repaired can lead to substantial additional costs.
And when you are unable to retrieve your data, you’ll need to pay even more for a professional to do it. Thankfully, services like Secure Data Recovery are available to get your data from any kind of broken device.
BUT don’t run this risk — make sure that your data is regularly backed up to the cloud instead!
Reason #2. Improve Company Reputation
Backing up your business data to the cloud not only means that you’ll be able to access it easily, but it also gives your customers additional peace of mind. They will know that their information is safe with you and stored with an additional layer of security.
And, since the information stored in the cloud can be accessed from any device, the process of controlling data security is much easier. Need to move or delete data? No problem. You can simply log in to your cloud backup at any time and make the changes.
Reason #3. Improve Business Efficiency
Regular cloud back-ups of all your business data can seriously benefit your company’s productivity and efficiency levels. When you’re not relying on physical devices to protect data, accidents or incidents such as the loss or theft of a company laptop, for example, become much easier to deal with.
When the data is backed up to the cloud, you can access it then and there, even if the physical device it was stored on is no longer in use. Without this option, your company processes could easily be slowed down while the data is retrieved.
Finally – backing your data up to the cloud helps give you additional peace of mind and reduces your stress levels as a business owner. Something every business owner needs to run a successful company!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.