Backup, as applicable to information technology, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data as a safeguard to be used in restoring the original information in case of any data loss. Its primary purpose is to recover data when lost, be it by accidental data deletion, data corruption or cyber attack.

A recent survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their PC, while Data loss has been enlisted as common experience amongst computer users.

Secure Data Recovery

And enterprises are equally experiencing similar problems. Albeit, with so many technologies and security solutions, it's difficult for data managers to know where to begin when it comes to building a safety plan.

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