Protecting data is something that everyone should worry about. This goes for the everyday computer user as well as the big corporation. You want to make sure that your most important data stays safe in the case of a failure of any sort within your computer. Imagine having all of your financial information stored on your computer for a year, leading up to the next tax season. You don’t keep any hard copies of documents because you hate the clutter it creates on your desk. Then your computer crashes and the information you painstakingly entered is gone forever. Now you’re left to scramble and file taxes late this year, if at all. For an even bigger example of the importance of data backup, consider a nursing home or healthcare facility. These days, patient records are digital, so this could mean life or death for some. If they fail to protect their data and some sort of digital catastrophe occurs, the results could be very problematic. Prescription information could be lost for certain patients that desperately need it. The world of medicine is definitely one of the last places that should suffer a slowdown because of data failure. Backing up your data is very important, as the above examples show. If you or your business needs data backup service or support, call Entrust Technology Consulting Services today. Once you’ve reached a point where everything can’t be kept by your own memory, you certainly need a plan for data backup.