onight there was a major house fire, about a mile from our house. Of course the main concern, is that the family has gotten out safely and that the firefighters (several of whom we know) stay safe. But then, I imagine, the family very concerned about things they may never recover. I know I’d be heart broken if I lost irreplaceable pictures – many from before they went digital. And then, there’s many pictures on my laptop and in my camera, that I have not saved. If they were gone, they’d be gone forever. I’d be heartbroken. I also have a sister-in-law who had a laptop stolen right from her house while she was in her backyard. There were newborn baby pictures never to be replaced.
Unfortunately, I have also had to learn the hard way. I have gone through it a couple of times, where my computer has crashed and I have lost all my pictures and lots of important records and writings. With having a home business, the record keeping is very important. So, we have had to consider a laptop backup and I am thankful to see there is something for small businesses, and it can be done as a “pay-as-you-go” to a secure off-site location. From what I have read, it looks as though it’s easy to install and use and then, if needed, there is a fast data recovery service, all of this available 24/7.
As more and more businesses, both public and private, small and large, are using computer data, with little paperwork, it is so important to have the back-up and be able to recover it when needed. I can imagine the peace of mind this can be with a major crash and it is certainly something to consider.