One of the most essential parts of setting up your own IT system is making sure that you have an appropriate file recovery system in place. The last thing you want to happen is for your systems to go down and have no way of retrieving the data.
The chances are that all of your client data will be stored in some form of file stored on a computer maybe in some form of Excel spreadsheet or database file, storing this online makes sense as you can quickly and easily access all of your data in seconds, not only that you can update the data, manipulate the data and generally make whatever changes you would need to.
However it is no good if you lose all this data because you don't have appropriate file recovery provisions, and there is no reason why you shouldn't have appropriate file recovery provisions in place, there are a number of companies out there that provide backup solutions for you to purchase and perform your own data backups to CD or DVD. If that doesn't seem like it might be your cup of tea why not contact one of these firms online who can offer you a backup solution.
Basically these file recovery procedures allows you to upload your data to a server and then it can be downloaded as and when needed. It helps with the fact that the backup is then stored offsite, so if there was to be a fire in the building where the systems and backup was destroyed you would be left with nothing. At least with the offsite facility you can rest assured that you will always have the necessary data stored.
I've actually been on sites before where customers have lost their whole data structure just because they hadn't followed the appropriate procedure and installed some appropriate backup software, with just a few minutes worth of work they could have saved themselves months of recovery work and lots of money.
The trouble is sometimes you just can seem to get through to people that spending a little bit of money could actually save them a lot of money in the long run. Everyone just assumes that it will never happen to them. But as the old saying goes a wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times. Maybe if we could convince more people to take part in file recovery practises then we could all work more efficiently.
Gino Hitshopi is a IT support engineer with many years of experience in the data recovery industry. Find out more about file recovery at http://www.cleardatarecovery.co.uk/
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