Computers and other machines, as well as their components, can be replaced easily if they become defective. The cost can be recovered if they are insured under a requisite insurance policy. However, the data stored in these machines cannot probably be retrieved if the machines get corrupted or damaged. This cannot be done unless a highly functional and dynamic data backup system is put in place.
Unless a good data backup system is installed, there is always a risk of losing all your data in a flash in the event of a disaster. Laptops too are more prone to a sudden accidental loss of vital data largely owing to a possibility of their falling into wrong hands. Their portability can result in their getting misplaced. Also, there is a greater chance of laptop machines getting damaged, resulting in loss of key customer details.
To counter such disasters, it is imperative that every business develops a comprehensive disaster recovery plan or an effective business continuity plan, to handle any unexpected calamities or adverse circumstances. These include natural disasters, unforeseen events like computer systems crashes and so on. A disaster recovery plan will ensure that critical business data is recovered quickly.