Why You Should Back Up Your Data
Are you regularly backing up your data? You should be. A backup is a separate copy of your photos, documents,
website, and other important data. Backups allows you to restore your data when you need it. This keeps your
files and information from disappearing forever.
Why You Need Backup
- Computer and hardware failure
- File corruption
- Data deletion
- Hackers and cyber criminals can wipe and remove your data
- Stolen or lost devices
- Accidents and broken devices
These events are common and happen regularly. It’s important to be prepared for the worst. What would you or
your business lose forever if you didn't have backups?
Backup Your Devices
Various backup methods are available for different devices. Look into your options and choose a backup method
that is right for you. Many devices, including phones, laptops, and desktop computers, can be backed up using an
external hard drive. Using this method, you'll be downloading a copy of your information and storing it on the
external hard drive. Your extra copy of your information will come in handy if anything happens to your
device(s). Limitations exist with this storage method because something may also happen to your external hard
drive. (If a flood or fire destroyed your laptop it could also destroy your external hard drive).
You can also backup your data on the cloud. You can use iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Amazon Cloud
Drive depending on the type of device you have and your personal preference. Some storage programs offer limited
space, but extra storage can be purchased.
Cloud Backup with Office 365
We recommend using Office 365 so you can utilize OneDrive for Business for data
storage. OneDrive is available for both personal and business use depending on your Microsoft plan. Pen
Publishing Interactive is a Microsoft Partner and can help you pick a Microsoft plan that suits your needs.
Office 365 can simplify your business needs by giving you access to programs you need like Word, Excel, and more
while also giving you access to the storage you need using OneDrive.Watch the video below to learn more about Office 365.
You can browse Pen Publishing Interactive's Microsoft plans here.
Website Backups are
If your website went down, how would it affect your business? Whether your website
is service, information, or e-commerce focused, you rely on it for your business. Some CMS Platforms, such as
WordPress, offer various types of backup. You can install various plugins to back up your website through WordPress
or download your website data manually. Pen Publishing Interactive’s website hosting packages offer website backups
at the control panel level, allowing you to schedule backups for many sites, all in one place. We understand how
important it is to be able to retrieve your website data if anything goes wrong. Save yourself time and headaches
and host your website with Pen Publishing Interactive.
Assess Your Personal and Business Needs
Celebrate World Backup Day by figuring out how to protect your important data. Take a minute today to examine your
current backup practices and see if there's more you can do. Work with a professional when it comes to the programs
and tools you utilize for your business. We would love to have a conversation with you about your business
needs. Contact Pen Publishing Interactive to get started with Microsoft 365, website hosting, and more.
Helpful Videos/ Resources:
How to use Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive's File Sync
How to Backup and Restore a Website in Plesk with Backup Manager
Drag and Drop Files to OneDrive