The Importance of Data Backup
As we depend more and more on the data we store on our computers, it becomes more and more important that we back that data up. Murphy’s Law is still alive and well in the information age; there are any number of things that can happen to your computer’s hard drive. It could be a victim of technical failure, fire, theft, etc. And then all of your data would be lost forever. That is, of course, unless you are backing that data up externally.
Using Mozy to Back Up Your Data
Thankfully, backing up your data has become much easier and less expensive in recent years. We recommend that our clients use Mozy, an inexpensive offsite backup service. Mozy will periodically back your data up by copying it, encrypting it for security, and storing it on their servers.
Mozy for Home Users
If you would like to use Mozy to back up your individual home computer, click here to visit their website. They offer unlimited backup space for a single computer for a low, fixed monthly rate.
Mozy for Business Users
For businesses, Mozy is a good route to go as well, although the pricing is a bit more complicated and depends on how many systems (servers and workstations) you are updating and how much space you will need. We are actually a registered Mozy affiliate and provide the service of managing your backups and making sure that your Mozy backups are integrated well with your existing systems. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to talk more about our backup services.