Three Methods of Backing up Your Crucial Work Files in 2013

Burning Hard Disk DriveIt’s the start of a brand-new year, and you’re getting ready to plunge back into a new cycle of late-night deadlines and endless projects as work starts to pick up again after the holidays. But before that happens, why not spend an hour — or less — to set up a system to back up your crucial work files?

Indeed, personal experience gained from years of working in the IT field tells me that the “do-a-backup-whenever-I-remember” approach invariably results in out-of-date backups that prove to be of little value in a disaster. However, this problem can be circumvented by simply setting up the right tools to perform a periodic automatic data backup.

Below are three specific methods and tools you can use to perform proper data backup for your SMB in 2013.