Data loss is crippling for any business, especially in the age of big data where companies rely on digital information to refine their marketing, contact prospects, and process transactions. Reducing the chances for data loss is a vital part of a data management strategy.
The first goal should be to prevent data loss from occurring in the first place. There are many reasons which could lead to data loss. A few of them are listed below:
1) Hard drive failures
2) Accidental deletions (user error)
3) Computer viruses and malware infections
4) Laptop theft
5) Power failures
6) Damage due to spilled coffee or water; Etc.
However, if a loss does occur, then there are several best practices you can implement to boost your odds of recovery.
Secondly, don’t put all your storage eggs in the cloud basket. The cloud is vital for cost-effective storage, but it does have some pitfalls that shouldn’t be ignored. Many examples of data loss have occurred from an employee simply dropping their computer or hard drive, so talk to staff members about best practices. SD cards are much more fragile and should never be used as a form of longer-term storage.