Why is Computer Backup Important?

If you've ever been in a situation in which you've almost completed an important project, only to have your computer spontaneously crash seconds before hitting the "save" button, you understand how frustrating losing your data can be.

 Now, imagine losing all your important files - everything from business files, to family photos, to your tax returns - permanently. Although many of us prefer to adhere to the mantra of "it'll never happen to me", the truth is, it could. And as computers continue to become the principle way in which many people conduct important transactions, this type of thinking is becoming increasingly risky.

What's worse, the modern computer is ever more vulnerable to the imminent threats multiplying on the Internet - everything from adware, to spyware, to viruses. In fact, in 2003 alone, the number of computer viruses increased by 11%.

Do I Need to Backup All of my Computer Data?

 The short answer to this question is no, you do not need to back up all of the files on your computer. However, there are certain files you should definitely backup, so that in the event your computer decides it's time is up, you won't be at a total loss.

So just what files should you be backing up? Although the choice is ultimately a personal one, here are some suggestions:

•Information and files relating to banking or other financial transactions

•Digital photos

•Purchased/downloaded music from the Internet

•Purchased/downloaded software from the Internet

•Important work/school projects

•Internet browser bookmarks

Where is the Safest Place to Store My Important Computer Data?

In the cloud with the backup software currently available, it has never been easier or faster to ensure your files are safe and secure.

ExpressBackup.net:

Express Backup service is an automatic backup system to the cloud. It backs up your files every night to cloud servers for the safest way to backup. Some of the features of Express Backup are:

· Data Security- Data is encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption during transfer and storage. Select Private Encryption Key for additional layer of security.

· Compliance-We assist small and emerging business within the medical, accounting, financial and legal professions to comply with legal and federal regulations like HIPAA, SOX, GLBA, SEC / NASD.

· Backup data from multiple computers- Install the Express Backup application on an unlimited number of PCs/Macs, then login with the same Express Backup account to backup data. Express Backup will create a unique folder with the name of the computer with which to backup data, preventing data overlap.

· Rewind-A new software feature that can restore an earlier version of a batch of files, all at once.