Data loss prevention sounds like a great idea. However, data loss prevention technologies can be costly and challenging to deploy - Poor planning can run up costs. Here are some things to think about before you spend money.
Backup is simply making multiple copies of the same data onto different storage media. It can be on 2 optical discs, or it can be saved on local server and at a data centre.
Backup is very, very easy to do and, depending on the size of your files, shouldn’t take up much of your time. In this era of digital media, people know of backup, and there are many backup solutions on the market, ranging from very cheap to the other extreme. But the main problem remains: people often think that loss of data will NEVER happen to them.
Loss of data WILL happen, and at the most inopportune of times too. It is the very nature of digital storage data, be it hard disks, laptops, mp3 players, servers, RAIDS or optical discs, to fail.