Well, hopefully not much because you have good backup of your data files.
Yeah, you would have to purchase a new PC and reload the critical software you need, , , certainly a hassle but still recoverable.
If you don’t have good backup of your data and image files, it could be a nightmare – right?
I was always pretty good about backing up my files because I run my business on my PC. The data I have here is irreplaceable and critical to my company, , , so I backed up the data at least once a month and kept a copy off site in a bank lock box. I felt pretty good about it.
Then, I learned about Carbonite, www.carbonite.com.
Cabonite backs up the data you select to be backed up automatically from a PC and stores it onto a remote server. The data is encrypted to protect it and you always have access to it, no matter where you are as long as you can get to the Internet.
Need to recover lost files, , , or an entire PC disk drive? No problem.
Need to get a copy of an old PowerPoint presentation while in Brussels? No problem, , , login to your Carbonite account and download it.
I can tell you that since starting to use Carbonite about two years ago, I feel better about my backups and off site storage than ever. It’s simple and cheap.
I know a few CIO’s who have decided to use Carbonite in their corporate office to be sure certain high level PC users (CEO and CFO, for example) have their data backed up and accessible when they are out of town, , , or in case of a disk crash on their PC.
Can you imagine how painful it would be to a CFO if he lost his company PC? Sure, you want them to back up all their personal files onto the corporate backup drives, , , but they tend not to. I can tell you that a lot of these personal files are important work files and to lose them would be very painful, , , possibly very expensive to the company.
And when a problem happens where you can’t restore a simple little PC, who gets the blame? You got it, , , the IT department.
For $54.00 a year, you can take care of the CFO and have peace of mind. Recovery of his personal files is just an internet connection away.
Got any favorite tools you like?
Post a comment and let the ITLever readers and me hear about them. Don’t assume everyone knows about your favorite tool, , , I can assure you many won’t know about it and that probably includes me.