THE NUMBERS REPORT

Seventy percent of small businesses that have a major data loss go out of business within a year, according to a report by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

There are hundreds of ways to back up your data, and for individuals it’s as easy as using Google Drive on a PC or iCloud on the Mac. For businesses, we’ve recommended Acronis, which can restore an image from one computer onto one with dissimilar hardware. Another company that has this kind of thing is Paragon. Its “Hard Disk Manager 12” gets good reviews and is free to try.

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