Backing up your software is simply making a copy of your data to a different location. This can be done by copying your data (documents, pictures, music, etc...) to another device, such as a CD, USB stick, or secondary hard drive. There are dozens of software packages that can do this automatically for you. We use a free program built by Microsoft called Synctoy. This program once setup will copy all your data to a different location, once complete the next backup will only copy new files. It is recommended that you do this at least once a month or more often if the data is really important. The backup should be stored in a different physical location than the computer so if there is a power surge or fire, your backup doesn't also get destroyed.
We also offer an online update service. This service runs daily and will securely update your data over the internet. We recommend this for all of our business customers.