Keep Your Data Secure with These Simple Steps

You might not realize how vulnerable your data are until your laptop crashes and they are wiped from your machine. A simple step to prevent this – store your files in multiple locations.

Backing up your data regularly ensures that personal documents, work files and other important data stay available in the event of a technology meltdown. Follow these tips for peace of mind.

Make a Local Data Backup

Store your data in separate types of media, like CDs/DVDs, external hard drives, USB Flash drives Windows* Home server or Apple* Time Machine. The idea is to not put all your eggs in one basket.

Using an Online "Cloud" Backup

This type of data backup is stored online and can be accessed from anywhere, often by multiple computers. Ensure that your cloud hosting provider have security measures in place to ensure that your data is often stored in a secure online location and only accessible with a password.


Backups and restores are fast and accessible. Copies can also be place offsite for a complete peace of mind about data security.


Cost of multiple media types can be expensive. Even though the media might be very durable, it is still at risk of physical failure.


The most convenient and secure method. Backups can even be setup to happen automatically.


A subscription cost is usually required and you need regular online access.

How to Get Started

Create Checklist

Document the files and folders to be saved and back up the most important ones first.

Create a Schedule

Have a fix date to back up your data. Make it a habit.

Verify the backup

Document the files and folders to be saved and back up the most important ones first.

Beyond these tips, ensuring the right processor that matches your needs reduces the maintenance required. The Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Small Business Advantage1 configured comes with built-in IT support.1,2 Once configured, this state-of-the-art technology will automatically back up your company’s data and manage routine maintenance tasks like running software updates, defragging disk drives and deleting cookies and temporary Internet files after-hours, so your employees won’t be interrupted.2

Download the Intel® Small Business Advantage solution brief.

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1. Requires an Intel® Small Business Advantage-enabled system and proper configuration. Availability of features will depend upon the setup and configuration by your PC manufacturer. Consult your system manufacturer for more details.

2. No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Built-in security features available on select Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors may require additional software, hardware, services, and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Consult your system manufacturer and service provider for availability and functionality. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. For more information, visit or