Computer Data Backup & Recovery in Raleigh, Durham & Cary NC
Turn to PC Technika’s Data Loss Prevention Plan to safeguard your personal and professional data.
At PC Technika, we understand that your data is important to you, whether it consists of personal photos and emails or comprises your business documents and customer invoices. The staff at PC Technika is ready to help protect your data from loss by setting up a disaster recovery plan in the event of unexpected data loss. Our local, online, and hybrid data backup & recovery solutions can provide redundant layers of data protection based on your personal needs or company requirements.
Data loss is a big problem in many industries. One out four business experience data loss each and every year. The loss of data is extremely costly to businesses since the costs include money spent in to recover the missing information and the downtime that the business undergoes as a result.
The total cost of data lost each year costs American businesses upwards of $12 billion. Fortunately, you do not have to be a statistic. PC Technika can customize your data backup solution to ensure that your data remains safe and secure.
How Does Data Loss Happen?
There are many different causes of data loss, but some are more common than others. One of these is failing equipment. Your computer equipment has a useful service life, and if your equipment is getting old, you may be pushing it.
Likewise, CDs and DVDs also degrade over the course of time. Hard drives are built with components that can wear out over time, and thumb drives have memory modules that can randomly fail, even if they’re not that old.
For that matter, equipment failure is not unheard of even among newer equipment. What’s certain is that equipment will fail at some future point in time; it’s not a question of if it will fail, but when will it fail.
Malware and Viruses
Malware infestations are also a big cause of data loss. For example, the Cryptowall malware virus permanently locks the files on your computer and issues a ransom demand for them to be restored. Even if you pay the fee, there’s no sure way to know that you can recover the information that was jeopardized.
However, if you back your data up on PC Technika’s encrypted, HIPAA-compliant servers, you can ease your mind when it comes to malicious software and viruses taking over your PC and holding your data hostage.
Theft of the media you use to store your data is the third major reason cited for data loss. Crime stats show that up to 15 percent of all laptop computers are stolen annually, most of them are never found again.
A quality lock can help prevent equipment theft, and encrypting data stored on cell phones, SD cards, CDs, and thumb drives can help, since these items are small, portable, and easy to lose. With encryption of your data, unauthorized users who find or (worse scenario) steal your device will be unable to access your valuable data. Contact PC Technika to find out how we can safeguard your data now.