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Don’t let your data be here today, gone tomorrow

Employ these tactics to back up data and reduce your exposure to risk

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Let's talk about a dreary and boring topic that's important: backing up your digital stuff. I know, I know. It isn't sexy or exciting or "social" or good at delivering killer ROI. But it's important and we all know it. Yet so few do it, or understand it. Let's fix that. Why back up Just so there isn't any confusion, let's start with the "Why do we have to eat vegetables?" part. We back up so that we can get access to files later. A good backup process examines all aspects of this seemingly simple phrase in depth and through multiple scenarios. A good backup process also calculates and identifies acceptable levels of risk. What makes backup a challenging concept is that it requires us to think about "access" and "later" in ways that might be unusual for us. Also, no one really likes to think about the phrase "acceptable level of risk" and would prefer that life were a riskless proposition. Developing a backup process tha...