More and more, our home computers are being used to store important parts of our everyday lives. This trend is only growing as the information we cherish is increasingly becoming digital, as our homes are increasingly becoming wired and as working from home becomes even more commonplace. You probably already have an acute awareness that the information stored on your computer is valuable to you. But, have you ever really considered what the consequences would be if you lost this information?
Do you work from home or have a home based business?
How long would your business be down without your customer records? How about your accounting data
Any students around?
Unfortunately, "my computer crashed" wins about as much sympathy these days from teachers as, "can we my dog ate my homework." And then of course, there's always the tragic story of the PhD student who lost years of her dissertation research...
Take digital pictures?
Today, our photos aren't stored in albums or shoe boxes anymore but on our computers. Whether they be vacation pictures, pictures of extended family, or of your child's first birthday. This kind of data is not merely valuable, but irreplaceable.
How vulnerable is your data?
The unfortunate truth is that while computers have become more useful, and as we have become more dependant on them, the data they store has become more vulnerable.
What would happen if you lost your important documents?
How much fun would tax time be if you didn't have your personal financial records? Wouldn't looking for a job be pretty tough without your resume? Could you stay in touch with old friends if you were missing your emails or your contacts?
Viruses, Hackers and Spyware
Not long ago, computer viruses, hackers and spyware were of interest only to businesses with sensitive data and to IT professionals. Now these items routinely make front page news. Any computer connected to the Internet is exposed to these dangers and the data loss that accompanies them.
Hard Drive and Hardware Failures
Hard drives store more data, are smaller and are cheaper than ever. But all hard drives will eventually fail. Hard drives are simply not designed to last forever. Of course, unfortunately, you can never predict when they will fail.
Natural Disasters and Theft
Most of us have insurance to protect our homes from disasters such as fires and floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. But what's protecting your data? Anything that can damage your home, can destroy your computer and the information that it stores. And on top of natural disaster, we live in a world today where terrorism and theft must be considered.
Even if such disasters don't strike and we all hope they don't, we humans aren't perfect either. Most of us have at one point or another accidentally deleted a file or had a file overwritten.
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