2016-03-31 (Thursday)

Today, I learned that:

Today is the last day of the first quarter of 2016, and since tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, let us try to not appear as one of them. I am thinking about that today is named International Backup Day.

As everyone knows, never before has it been so easy and cheap to consume  and store digital bytes. But at the same time, it also means that we have to be ever so careful when we invest our time and money in digital content, so we do not lose our precious data.

So I suggest that you already think about that today, before it is too late. Basically, there are two different means of backing up your data, either through a local backup solution or a remote one, aka cloud based storage. I understand that many people are afraid of cloud storage, feeling that it easier for thieves to access, highjack and even destroy our data. But if chosen wisely, then you will surely find a remote location that can take care of your data securely.

You have probably heard what happened to the famous American film director Francis Ford Coppola. He always carried an external hard drive on his travels around the world. In it he stored all the data from his films, so that he could recover them if there was any problem with his laptop computer. But once in Argentina, someone stole both the computer and the external drive. He did not have any remote backup!

The website of reference #1 below explains everything in an easy language. Read, learn and act, but do it today!

WBD

… That’s what I learned in school !

Refs.:

1: World Backup Day

+: What did you learn in school today ?

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