Consultants and trainers, whether working independently or as part of a larger business - are all knowledge rich workers. They are professional organizations that sell time, knowledge and skills. And like many business, computer based information is critical: proposals, training courses, studies, research, reports and sales and contact related information are all priceless.
Fee income is related to the productivity of billable staff. And if billable staff are non-productive, it can impact directly on the bottom line of the business. There is no time to waste searching for lost data or re-creating corrupted files.
The reputation of a consultant is valuable and to guarded - losing client data or delaying a client project is not an option.
So what price is lost project data, lost productivity and damaged reputation to you?