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Why You Should Backup Your Data ASAP (and How to Do it)

It’s important to back up your data because you never know when your device(s) may fail. You may think you are immune to that sort of thing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Viruses, hackers, and even simple hardware issues could wipe everything on your devices without notice. If that alone doesn’t convince you, here are four more reasons why you should back up your data as soon as possible!  

#4: Free up more space on your computer.

When you’ve digitally stored all of your family photos or other records, it can take up a lot of space on your computer, reducing the amount of space that can be used for documents or new computer programs. If you were able to back up some of this data, it would leave more room for new things and even help boost your computer speed.

#3: Keep important information safe and accessible.

Some things you just can’t live without, and some of those things might be digital. Many people have begun digitizing important documents and files, such as tax information and billing records. Backing up this data will protect it from hackers and will ensure that no matter what happens to your device, your information will always be safe and secure.

#2: Save yourself time and money.

If something were to happen to your computer, whether it be from a security breach or a hardware or software malfunction, recovering your data can not only be an extremely long process (we’re talking hours to even days or weeks!), but it can also burn a hole in your wallet from recovery fees. However, with your data backed up, you can restore your information in a matter of minutes—without shelling out hundreds of dollars to a technical team.

#1: Give yourself peace of mind.

Having your data backed up will put your mind at ease. You won’t have to worry about losing your data should your system(s) crash, let alone spend hours trying to retrieve it. You’ll also feel more secure with your private information being stored safely and away from prying eyes. Trust us when we say that the feeling you get when your information is safe is an awesome one!

Now that you understand the importance of backing up your computer, you’re probably wondering how to get started. There are many great backup companies to choose from, and Salt IT Solutions is actually developing our very own backup service! However, if you don’t want to wait for the release of our backup service, you can always sign up with companies like Acronis or Code42.

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