Bzzzt. Suddenly, it’s all gone. All of your computer data. Menu ideas, financial records, employee records, receipts, e-mail, all of it. Don’t let this happen to you. As computers become more and more crucial to running your restaurant, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your data is safe and protected in the case of disaster or computer crashes. Here are a few ways to keep your data unfried: 

  • Back it up: Create a schedule for backing up your data. Experts recommend that you back up your data at least once a week, but more often is even better. External hard drives are relatively inexpensive, and can hold large amounts of data. Just make sure to store the hard drive in a different location than your computer!
  • Keep it in the cloud: In addition to a physical backup of your files, it’s also wise to have a copy saved offsite. This kind of storage, often called “cloud storage,” keeps your data saved on remote servers. This protects you in case a large-scale natural disaster hits your area, wiping out data centers. Many cloud computing services will automatically back up your data, making it a “set it and forget it” approach to data storage.

By taking just a few minutes each day or each week, you can protect your data.. But in case everything does go wrong, an Ultrapack insurance package from ERIE has you covered. Included in this business insurance package is up to $15,000 to recover lost data caused by mechanical and electrical failure. Let us help protect your business. Call the REGION Insurance Grouop (RiG) team today at 219-213-2306.

-The RiG Team