Can you afford to lose all your data?
How much do you value your data?
What precautions have you considered?
With a snap of a finger, anyone can end up losing all their priceless and most treasured photos, videos and other important business files and backups anytime any moment. A mobile device, Laptop, Desktop or any other storage device is at risk of losing the data that is securely stored in it due to various reasons. When finally realizing that they are “gone for good”, this can be a dreadful experience for anyone.
We all end up with an endless struggle to recover lost data and search for all the available data recovery software we can find on the internet. Going through tech articles, watching tutorials and suddenly some good time spent on learning something very important. Ideally, this learning process should take place before it’s too late but in most cases, it never happens on time. Instead of looking at ways to recover your lost data it would be a good choice to learn “how to prevent data loss”.
Your data is one of your most valuable assets containing vital and sensitive information about you, your family, clients, contracts, orders, not to mention information about your employees. Although many people see data backup as a priority in their schedule, we often find that on many occasions it gets overlooked, especially if you’re relying on a manual backup strategy – there are often days in a week your data isn’t saved or backed up.
EMAIL SECURITY / ANTIVIRUS
Be sure to update your Anti-virus software with the latest patch and signature files for maximum security. Anti-virus software without the latest update is very vulnerable to attacks by the newest strands of viruses which are appearing every day. Anti-virus software is designed to protect your computer against malicious computer viruses, trojan and other malicious-ware. Some virus infections can delete, modify your data secretly causing your computer to crash. Most viruses nowadays spread through the internet and it is a real must to have a secure Anti-Virus software with firewalls.
PROTECT AGAINST POWER SURGES
If your data is important, an un-interrupt power supply ( UPS )protects your computer and data during a power failure. The spare battery in the UPS gives you ample time to save your documents and shut down Windows properly so that you will not lose any files or damage any hardware components.
Keep your machine dry in a dry, shaded, dust-free and well-ventilated area. Never leave your computer near places where it is directly exposed to rain, sun or humidity. Such conditions have the tendency to cause rusting and damage to your hardware parts.
PRACTICE DISK MAINTENANCE
Perform disk defragmentation once every few months. Such a process ensures the data is arranged more contiguously and is easier for access or recovery. Clean up temporary files and unused files from time to time. This helps to keep your hard disk on top form.
You know it’s time to start backing up all your data files when your hard disk starts producing funny noises and your system starts getting cranky. Some disks may not need data recovery service. Learn more about some simple do-it-yourself data recovery and perform your own preliminary hardware checks before you consider full-fledge data recovery service by the professionals.
For further information on data recovery, DIY tips, system diagnosis and professional data recovery services visit King IT.(www.kingit.com.au)