Everything You Need to Know About Data Loss: Causes, Effects and Prevention

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We live in a generation, where every day technology increases its efficacy expeditiously, data has become an essential intangible asset of the internet generation. Data, generally refers to collection of information, facts, statistics etc often in numeric form. 

Technically, “data are a set of values of qualitative and quantitative variables” about an organisation, person or object. However, the data is simply used in almost all fields of work and extensively used in the IT industry as an important information or backup tool. 

Importance of data:

Data has become a part of our life and its importance growing with each passing day. Now, we have reached the time where everyday we are heading one step towards more advances in Computer science, especially in the area of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. 

The digital era holds a greater amount of potentiality but have you ever thought of the consequences, what will happen if your data is lost? What precautions would you take? Can we control such situations? If yes, then the question arises here is - HOW? 

That is why we are here to guide you on these emerging issues. Further in this article we will be discussing the causes, effects and prevention of data loss. We strive hard to ensure the sustainable relationship of human and technology in this complex internet generation.  
Causes of Data Loss:

1) Human Error:

No human one is infallible on this planet. Some mistakes are big while mistakes are small, it depends and measured by the amount or level of loss that occurs. But human mistakes can be minimised by proper necessary knowledge and training of employees in handling data. Atleast, we can prevent massive human errors and minimise the risk. Additionally, it will optimise the work flow and reduce the chances of hampering the work. 

2) Accidental deletion / formation of data:

Another major cause of data loss can be accidental deletion or formatting. By mistake, you can delete important files, documents or any essential information without realising the importance of it. Unintentionally, it can cause you trouble.  

Fortunately, data can be retrieved from Recycle Bin but sometimes it fails to restore due to any technical issue or improper procedure. When the retrivation of data seems difficult, in that situation take expert professional advice to prevent permanent data loss. 

3) Heat and liquid damage:

Heat damage is also one of the significant causes of data loss, high temperature can permanently damage the hard drive, desktop or laptop. In order to prevent facing such catastrophic scenario few points can be considered :

  1. Avoid using your device in direct heat or sunlight 
  2. Turn off your system and restart when system starts heating 
  3. Avoid turning on too much brightness of screen 
  4. Close extra tabs on desktop or laptop and background apps on phones.

Liquid spill on the desktop or laptop also causes short circuits and sometimes result in difficulty in restoration of data. Act as speedily as possible, if a spill occurs. If a spill is not cleaned properly it can corrode the system internally. 

4) Virus and Malware:
While we are talking about data loss, Virus and Malware cannot remain untouched. It is note-worthy and considerably one of the most common causes of data loss. Virus and malware attacks can steal files or damage the system. 

To prevent from virus and malware, following points can be helpful:

  1. Keep anti-virus updated 
  2. Regular scanning of viruses to prevent serious damages.
  3. Make a regular backup system as well.

5) Data theft:

Apart from damages, errors and accidents, Data theft is a crucial concern to throw light upon. The modern technical era, making humans more mobile. And people these days comparatively prefer to use portable devices. This is why one should be extremely cautious of theft of devices or their data, and must ensure a safer backup location to restore the important data. 

3) Effects of data loss:

When data loss occurs it majorly affects the smooth-flow of an organization. A business or especially IT companies heavily rely on their data. Inconvenience of data loss can have these following implications:

  1. Almost 90% of companies do not get their data recovered. 
  2. Around 40% of companies shut their business.
  3. 70% business firm go out of the data competition, due to data loss
  4. 50% have to close their business with data loss attacks.
  5. Data loss majorly hit the IT industry. 

Prevention from data loss:

Having backup of your data is one such method which everyone should follow. And for more assurity physically separate locations of files can be effective to prevent. But fortunately, we can recover lost data from devices by data recovery professionals in complex situations.  

For the IT industry, data recovery seems to be valuable. It may seem data is lost in reality and irretrievable, but through professional data recovery services, restoration can be possible. However, in case of  physical damage, data recovery service providers intervention is needed. Therefore, data recovery works as given a new life and heartbeat to data.

Conclusion :

Therefore, Data has become a valuable part of life. We are in the era of digitization, where progress would halt without data. It is more valuable than ever before and protection of it all matters. 

To ensure the safety and security of your data, Techchef Data Recovery is here for you. The company has delivered hundreds successful recovery cases, don’t believe us? Check out our official website and get to know by yourself or raise a call back request at 1800-313-1737

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