By Scott Lindsay
This article looks at the practical side of computer security and how a few simple tips can help you recover much faster in the event of a major computer malfunction.
The world’’s population put a lot of faith in their computers. This is as true for online businesses as for personal computing. But what happens when your computer crashes?
The benefits of data that is backed up by one or more sources are incredible. However there are many businesses that do not backup their business data in a meaningful way.
Should the computer suffer a major meltdown you may not be able to recover the data on your hard drive.
The use of a zip drive is a quick way to backup data in a compressed environment. If your data is not extremely large you can always save it on a CD-ROM, re-writable disk or jump drive. This information should be stored in a location other than your business in the event of either a break in or fire. If your system does fail you will have a very recent update of your data that can be reimported when the system regains function.
Make sure to have phone numbers for technical support in a central location along with the software product, manuals and registration numbers you have for your computer. The reason this is important is in the event of computer failure you will need both assistance as well as a means of importing software for a quick recover.
An Electric Onslaught
Surge protectors are an inexpensive investment in the security of your computer. If an electrical surge is allowed to access your computer it is likely to cause significant issues with your hard drive. A surge protector works to prevent any problems with variations in power distribution.
Who are you Again?
Registering your software may not seem like the best use of your time. Many individuals fail to register their software product for fear they will be deluged with email offers. While this can happen, the truth is by registering your software products you will be alerted to any problems, fixes and upgrades that may be available. If you don”t register the product the company does not know to contact you regarding these issues.
The Other Side of Security
While most people think about computer security as the work of espionage and subterfuge this article is meant to show the practical side of making sure your computer works as efficiently as possible, but when it fails you now have some tools to help you recover much faster.
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