As we approach the end of the year, many of you have already loaded up on all the deals typical for this time of year — Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other various year-end-deals and offers will running. One purchase you may have overlooked however is quite possibly your most important purchase (or gift) for the entire year — a backup subscription.
Why are Backups Important?
For most of us, the home computer contains our most important documents and precious family photos/videos. Losing even a single file can be catastrophic. Many don’t realize how quickly everything can be lost either through a hardware failure, computer virus or an accident (oops… I didn’t mean to delete that).
With a single keystroke or power surge, decades of data will be gone and depending on the event, impossible to recover.
Which is the Best Backup Service?
This time of year, many of us are taking, at least, a few days off work, so why not use this time as an opportunity to get your backup plan in order. Just 15-30 minutes can save your thousands of dollars and, give you piece of mind knowing you’re protected.
Here at groovyPost, we recommend and use either Backblaze or Crashplan to protect our Windows and Mac machines. Both are simple to setup, include unlimited backup plans and encrypt your data before sending it up to their “cloud”. Most importantly, however, both are rock solid, and profitable companies meaning your data will be safe and secure for years to come.
Already Backed up?
Perhaps you are already backing up — why not be a real friend and help someone else protect their data. Crashplan and Backblaze offer gift subscriptions, and both companies explain to the gift recipient how to redeem the subscription.
Nothing is sexy about maintenance but, it can save you time and money as well as your precious things with even just a little up-front forethought and effort.