Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Manager of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing .
No one likes to think about it or experience it, but computer crashes happen. Crashes can happen to anyone, at any time, and due to a variety of reasons, like viruses, heat, errors in the operating system, and disk fails. If this were to happen to you, what would you do?
Many of us are not so tech-savvy would try and do what we can ourselves. We’d turn it off and then back on and hope it was just in our imagination. While this seems to help many other times, if you’ve had a bad enough crash, this may do little to help. At this point, next steps might be calling your IT department, contacting a computer repair person, or possibly chucking your laptop into the trash out of pure frustration. Whatever your go-to, you may have already lost important data and files that simply cannot be retrieved.
While we all hope we don’t find ourselves in the above situation, there are things we can do to ensure a crash isn’t a detrimental as it could be. One way to ensure your data is safe is to back it up with an external hard drive or other device separate from your computer. This ensures your data is stored separately from those flawed operating systems that could potentially wipe your information. The downside to this is remembering to constantly sync your data to the drive and not accidentally deleting a file from the drive as it is permanently deleted.
Another option for securing your data is storing your files in the cloud, so that if your computer ever does crash you won’t lose any important files. SafeSourcing offers this application called SafeDocument™. Here, your files are stored safely, securely, and far from reach of computer crashes. In addition, this tool saves a number of versions, so that if you save a document to the wrong name, you can easily access the information you need and nothing is lost. In addition, SafeDocument™ is available to you from anywhere you have internet access. That means if your laptop dies, you can still access all your documents from another computer. This allows you to keep working on what you need to without interruption and without the fear that your data could be lost in a crash.
For more information on how SafeSourcing can help in your document storage, or on our Risk Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.http://safesourcing.com/ContactUs/tabid/60/language/en-US/Default.aspx