Having good back-ups are like a Get Outta Jail Free Card! Why’s that? Keep reading to find out more!
Students … pay close attention. Don’t risk losing your notes, assignments, portfolio and down-time dealing with lost data.
We all have our electronic devices; computers, smart phones, tablets, and more. One thing they all have in common is that they hold our precious data.
What is data? It’s the files we keep on our devices:
Let me ask you a question. What would you do in the catastrophe of a total loss of data? Do you have a back-up (a duplicate) on an external drive?
When it comes to computer users we’re all at different levels of expertise. Some of us know the easy steps to keep our data safe, and take care of backups regularly. Others understand that they SHOULD do it, but perceive it as a chore so it never happens. And of course some computer users aren’t yet aware of the Russian Roulette they are playing with their digital files when no duplicate exists.
Here’s a fact: Devices are lost and stolen every day. Hard drives crash; and software can malfunction. If you don’t have a back-up in any of these scenarios chances are very high you will lose part or all of your files.
A Fanshawe College photography student came to our service desk with a malfunctioning hard drive in hand. She had just finished her final year. The drive she clutched contained every photograph and project she had crafted in her years at Fanshawe. The plan was to make this her portfolio in her pursuit of employment.
These files were important. But no back-up existed. Whether the device malfunctioned or it was lost, the result would still be the same. The data was lost. It was a life-changing event.
It is sad to say that our story ends there. Although we are often successful in data recovery services, in this case even aggressive attempts to recover her data didn’t help.
NOTE TO PARENTS:
Data loss is not only life-changing for your students, but it’s common too. The good news is that the solution is easy. In fact I’ll even show you how to keep your data safe. Come in to our White Oaks location and ask for Virginia. Or sign up for our free class on SAFEGUARDING YOUR DATA. https://www.macoutpost.com/training
Be sure to have your “get outta jail free” card by making sure the student in your household has an external back-up hard drive. Pass GO … and collect $200!