The main causes of data loss
Even the most cautious business owners can experience data loss, since there are a number of things that can cause it. Here are some of the main causes of data loss:
Human error: Accidental deletion of data from the hard drive is often a cause of data loss. The problem with accidental deletion is that it may go unnoticed for a while. You may not even realise that important files were deleted until the moment you need them. Nevertheless, we can help you gain access to your deleted files once again. We’re also able to train your employees in backup procedures and data backup protocols to prevent data loss.
Natural disasters: Floods, fires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters may cause data loss within your organisation. Natural disasters can cause physical damage to your drives and systems. Since you can’t predict when a disaster may occur, it’s best to invest in data backup services and have a disaster recovery plan in place.
Software corruption: You rely on software to generate the data that gets stored on your computer systems. If the software, operating system, hard disk or storage device you use becomes corrupt, you likely won’t be able to access your data.
Computer viruses: Small and medium-sized businesses are often targeted in cyber attacks. Some hackers exclusively target small businesses because they often don’t have enough protection. Computer viruses or ransomware may cause you to lose your employee data or financial information.
Hardware destruction: A simple mistake like spilling coffee on your computer can result in a loss of data. If the coffee reaches your hard drive, it can make it inaccessible.