Back it up!

In today’s age of technology, computers are not only important, but critical to many businesses. Even for personal business such as paying bills and if your livelihood literally depends on a computer. The data that you store on your computer could create a disaster if lost.

backupThe information your store on your computer is endless, from pictures and cherished memories that you would be sick if you lost. Regardless of how sophisticated your computer is, it may still crash or encounter issues that result in loss of everything you have on it. For this reason, it is important to back up the information you have on your computer.

There are several options for backing up or saving your data, one of them being on a CD. This is the easiest and quickest way to save your files. It is the most popular as well. The CD Rom has drawbacks, however, there are more pros than cons to this method.

CD Rom backups are stored on discs. A standard CD Rom disc can hold up to 700 megabytes of date which is probably more than you will have if you only use your computer for personal use. This space would hold pictures, documents, programs and most anything else you might have, including folders.

If you want to be sure you have your information stored on a CD in case of a crash, download it daily and put it in a safe place. If you keep your computer in an office, take the CD(s) home with you so they are not lost in the event of a disaster in the office. CDs and burners are relatively inexpensive compared to their costs years ago and most anyone with a computer can afford to purchase them. CDs are reliable, easily accessible than an online back and they will last forever. So now you just need to remember to back it up daily!