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Tips To Backup and Protect Your Workstation

Tips To Backup and Protect Your Workstation

Workstation Backup

Workstations may be a blind spot in your backup strategy. It’s easy to focus on servers when we talk about backup and disaster recovery solutions, but what about the individual workstations you have in your office?



With more people using mobile devices for work, and working remotely, it’s not uncommon to have limited access to files in the office. Traditional backup strategies often rely on a server to store the files. In the today's landscape, a lot of work is done from home or other locations out of the office.  Just routine backups of your server is not enough especially if files are residing on your employees devices harddrives.  It's a good possibility that files stored on their devices have not made it to the server just yet, therefore the traditional backup strategy can break down without consistent access to the server where the files reside.

Think about the employee's role in the company. Most employees may be working in the office, or have no need to save files to their local computer, but the reality of today's environment where so many people are working remotely they may have to save items to their local computers because they are using the computers differently than everyone else.

Important questions to ask

Does your backup strategy consider and account for the various ways that different employees interact with your company data?

Do you know if employees are saving important data onto their local computers?

Every computer fails at some point. It's not a question of "if," but rather "when." Whether its demise comes from human error such as a dropped laptop or a virus or a natural disaster such as an electricity surge or flood, no computer system will last forever.

This is why backup is critical. With important client data and sensitive financial information at stake, it can be devastating to lose this irreplaceable data. Not knowing how to perform a system backup leads to such devastation.

Yet many people don't have a plan in place for system backup. Some people think they don't have the time to research and install the best system backup. Some are intimidated by the technology and worry they will mess things up. But the fact is, a workstation backup can be fast, easy, and complete when you follow these simple tips.

Three Simple Tips to quickly and efficiently backup and protect the contents of your workstation.

1. Find the Right Backup System

* Different backup software packages provide different functionality. Make sure the backup solution you use has these features:

* The product backs up your entire computer, not just your files. For a complete workstation backup and restore, you need a program that captures applications, data, drivers, and patches — essentially taking a snapshot of your entire system at a given point in time. This is called “full-image backup”.

* The backup software runs in the background while you continue working on files, browsing the Internet, and doing whatever else it is you do on your computer. You should not have to close applications or suffer sluggish performance while system backup is in progress.

* It protects your backup data by encrypting it with government-grade security tools.

* It allows you to store backup data numerous ways: a protected partition on your laptop, USB drive, CD or DVD, or in secure cloud backup storage.

Compare features, such as the ability to customizable schedules and data compression and incremental backup functionality. Incremental backup only backs up changes since the last backup, allowing for faster backups that take up less storage space.

navitend offers workstation backup solutions that are fast and easy.

2. Make Sure the Computer Backup System has “Set it and Forget it” Ease-of-use

With the right backup product, you configure it once and system backups are performed automatically. You can also elect whether and how often to schedule a complete backup with disk imaging as opposed to backing up individual files, folders or file categories.

navitend offers a powerful scheduler to run backups at a preset time or after a designated period has elapsed. You can choose to schedule backups when the user is idle, on user log-in or log-out, on system start-up or shut-down, and more. You can also suspend and enable tasks, and specify dates to run certain tasks.

3. Restore Your System Backup Fast

In the event a disaster strikes, you need to restore your entire system as quickly as possible to minimize downtime.

With a complete workstation backup and restore offered by navitend, you can rest easy knowing your computer will be back up and running quickly and save even more time when instead of other solutions that merely back up data files and folders.  You won't need to reinstall your operating system, individual applications, drivers, and other components — all of which take time and effort. Instead, workstation backup captures all those elements and restores your computer to its pre-disaster state with the click of a mouse.

Best of all, you can restore your data anywhere. Has your laptop been stolen or is your desktop fried? No problem.  Workstation backup restores your systems without having to search for original hardware and software.

Don’t forget mobile phones and tablet backups, we can help with those too.

If you have been guilty of putting off implementing a backup system for your workstations don't delay.

navitend can help save hours or even weeks of lost productivity when— not if — your computer fails. 

Make your life easier …….

Contact us at 973.448.0070


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