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In a world where our whole lives are stored somewhere on a computer, data loss is tantamount to cataclysm. Professional data recovery services are more in demand, salvaging data from external hard disk drives, solid-state drives (SSDs), USB flash drives and others.
Many technology-minded individuals often attempt to recover lost data themselves before contacting a professional DR service in the hope of saving money. However, contacting a professional service sooner rather than later will likely save your or your business money. When choosing a data recovery professional, make sure that they include a free phone advice service which can talk you through basic DR while at the same time ensuring your attempts don’t make the situation worse.
The earlier a professional service gets access to your system, the faster they can recover your data and the sooner you can return to business. The larger and more complicated your system is, the more likely it is to contain files that your company cannot operate without for long.
Therefore, check their reputation for speed and service, ideally offering a guarantee to recover your lost data within a certain period. Security is another factor. A great deal of data that may need to be recovered is sensitive including financial data, employee information and company strategies. Once this is recovered, its continued security is important. Inquire what safeguards are in place to ensure that your files don’t end up where they shouldn’t.
• DR needs the expertise of professionals
• Ensure to check the data recovery services' reputation
• A firm’s speed of service and security are important
Source: Nicholas Baker, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer