Revealed: The Biggest Causes of Lost Data and How to Avoid Them

Published on May 22, 2015

Nowadays, people use their computers to hold onto all of their information, meaning that your hard drive could be holding more of your information than you think. For businesses, losing data can be devastating, as much of the data that you are keeping will relate to accounts and the running of the business; you could lose customers, see a reduction in profit or just make life more difficult for yourself if you do manage to lose data.

You need to do everything you can to prevent yourself losing data and hiring an IT solutions company, such as Use It Computers, can be the easiest, most stress-free way of doing this. Here are the four most common causes of data loss and how an IT solutions company can help you to prevent them…

1. Deleting things by accident

Deleting things by accident - Use IT ComputersThis is the most common reason for you to lose data from your computer and is the easiest to avoid.

If you want to avoid accidentally deleting something that you need, all you need to do is back up your work as often as possible, preferably on an external hard drive or USB. An IT solutions company, such as Use It Computers, can run a consultation on your company to pinpoint areas where you need help and will be able to set up a new system which helps you to remember to back up more often, as well as providing you with the equipment you need to do this.

2. Not backing up files externally

Not backing up files externally - Use IT ComputersBacking up files is generally a good idea, particularly if you are a business with important financial or logistical information that you require on a day-to-day basis.

You never know what’s round the corner, and if your operating system suddenly decides to pack in, you’ll effectively be hung out to dry. An IT solutions company can provide you with software which reminds you to regularly backup your data, and some programs can even undertake this automatically for you.

Viruses and malware - Use IT Computers3. Viruses and malware

If you are not careful while browsing the web, you could download viruses or malware which can corrupt files and even crash your computer completely.

Speak to Use It Computers about which antivirus software is the best and most cost-effective in terms of you and your business.

4. Wearing down of computer components

Wearing down of computer components - Use IT ComputersComputers are like any other mechanical systems; components wear down, and the computer can deteriorate over time.

If your computer dies then you could be at risk of losing everything that is stored within its internal memory. Make sure you back up as often as possible, and use an IT solutions company to perform regular checks and maintenance on all machines within your workplace.


So if you’re worried about losing all your important business data contact the Use It team today and benefit from expert advice and guidance! Call us on 01254 877009 or get in touch via Twitter.