Backups provide a copy of a system, program, or data so that, should anything happen, the system can be restored with minimal loss. Managers and staff should protect their data so that the company does not lose valuable information or time reconstructing work.
Backups protect a person from consequences related to:
There are different types of backups. They include:
Backups can be performed on any storage device, including
Backups should be kept in locations that are accessible. Many backups are kept on:
Peer-to-peer systems store copies of shared data on multiple workstations. If one computer loses the data, it can be retrieved upon connection with a team computer.
The choice of backup types and backup locations may be dictated by company IT policies. Regardless, mobile employees should have systems in place for backing up their data often, and have easy and quick access to the backed up data.