Most business owners know that it is important for their servers to be backed up. But what about your desk computers and other critical workstations? Though it’s true that quite a bit of your data is stored on your servers and backed up, your workstations with all of your settings, your local data files, music and pictures you have stored, and all of your software applications are probably NOT being backed up.
If your computer were to crash, get a virus or simply die, all of that information could be lost. The company data that you’ve saved to your server would still be there IF you are saving everything to your server (a big if for many companies), but everything else would be gone. You would have to recreate that computer by reloading all of the software and settings. And if you’ve ever had this happen to you, you know it can take a significant amount of time to do. What a pain!
So, How Do You Solve This Problem?
Simple. You use imaging backup software on your computers that automatically takes periodic backup snapshots of important, irreplaceable machines and sends them to your server for safekeeping. Imaging software takes a “picture” or “snapshot” of your computer, recording it exactly as it is, with all of the software, settings and local files you have on it. This way, if your computer ever crashes, there is no need to reload everything onto it or reconfigure it. Simply restore your last “image” backup from before the crash and your computer can be back to its old self again. This is a huge time-saver and can be a lifesaver when something goes wrong. Call us to learn more.