Backing Up Data

Every company should have a regular schedule for backing up its data. Companies should analyze what files need to be backed up on a regular basis and should consider not only their professional information and client files, but also correspondence, email and accounting data. You should also test the different files you are backing up to ensure that the files are being backed up in a usable format and can be restored and used if needed. The backup should be stored offsite and it is recommended that periodically you keep an archive of your data. Backups can be stored on CDs, thumb drives, external hard drives and online. Whatever mechanism you choose, make sure your data is stored securely and is readily accessible if needed.