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Half of Small Firms Fail to Back Up Data

Half of Small Firms Fail to Back Up Data

More than half of small businesses are at risk of losing critical information by failing to back up company data, research from communications firm Unicom has found. A Unicom survey of 800 small firms revealed that 55 per cent did not back up their data at all, leaving themselves completely unprotected. The remainder used different back-up methods, with 14 per cent choosing to back up their files to another PC, six per cent backing up online, five per cent using tape storage for back up files, and 20 per cent using another method. A lack of know-how by firms and the perceived ‘hassle-factor’ were the two main reasons for not backing up company files, according to the poll. But data stored on work computers was often ‘crucial’ to the running of the company, Unicom&rs... »