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Backing Up Your Server Alone May Still Lead To Data Loss

November 12, 2010

Most business owners know that it is important for their servers to be backed up. But what about your computer? Though it’s true that your data is likely stored on your server and backed up by the network, your computer itself (your icons, the background you have, the programs that are installed, and music or pictures you may have saved locally) is NOT being backed up.

If your computer were to crash, get a virus, or simply die, all of that information could be lost.  Your company data would be on your server (hopefully), but you would have no way to access it from your computer. You would have to recreate that computer by re-loading all the software and customize all the settings. And if you’ve ever had this happen to you, you know that it can take a significant amount of time to do. Plus, the computer is never quite the same again. 

So how do you solve this problem? Simple. You use imaging software on your computer.  Imaging software takes a “picture” or “snapshot” of your computer so it records it exactly as it is with all the software and settings you have on it. This way, if the computer crashes, there is no need to re-load software and reconfigure the computer. Simply restore the image from before the crash and your computer can be back to its old self again. This is a huge time saver and is especially useful if you have any important company software loaded on your computer but no longer have the disk for. 

Our clients rely on us to manage everything that connects to their computer network, allowing them to focus on growing their business. We provide FREE imaging software for all the desktops and laptops we manage, so we can recover from a failed disk in no time at all. If you'd like to find out what imaging software you should use, feel free to call us at 954-920-9604. If you'd like to find out if you are qualified to enjoy the benefits of our Shared IT services, just ask and we'll meet with you to find out.

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