Did you read our recent blog update? Sunday, March 31st, was World Backup Day! Our IT expert, Randy Moore, headed off to The Big 550 KTRS studio to spread the word about the important technology event. Just in case you forgot to back up your data on Sunday, it's never too late. Our Tech Talk recap is coming to you with a reminder on why saving your data and checking in on it is so essential year round.
We live in a world where data is being created, stored, and shared every minute of every day. The data around us is essential, and it's critical that each of us do our part to make sure it doesn't go anywhere. World Backup Day is a designated day for users to learn more about the role data plays in our lives and why backing the information up is critical. Each year World Backup Day is observed on March 31st and serves as a great reminder that data loss isn't a joking matter.
We're all guilty of moving away from actually printing pictures. The norm has become storing your memories in a folder on your device and taking things on the go. While it's nice to always have access to your pictures, what happens if you accidentally overwrite the file and you lose the picture forever? Sounds like you could be out of luck. Our IT expert Randy Moore joined the Guy Phillips Show for Tech Talk on KTRS last Friday to talk about the importance of securely backing up your personal data.
Last week on Tech Talk on The Big 550 KTRS our IT expert, Rion Kolosieke, joined the show to talk about having a disaster recovery plan and how to securely store your documents. Guy Phillips was in good humor and talking about technology jokes too. It's almost Halloween and keeping up with some of our St. Louis roots, we just wanted to leave you with a technology joke before we dive into our segment from last week. What do you call having your grandma on speed dial? Instagram! That's the last of the corny jokes, we promise. Data backup and disaster recovery, however, isn't something to joke about.
You are in the midst of running down the stairs and you slip and fall down the entire the entire flight. You gash your head and lose consciousness. As you come to, you notice people standing over you. A person hands you a towel for your head and says, “That was quite the fall, but you look to be okay.” So, you take him for his word, right? Wrong! You go to the hospital to see a professional where they can check you out, make sure nothing below the surface is wrong, and give you stitches for the gash across your forehead. You make sure that a professional has the chance to confirm that you are not in any danger. If it makes sense to see a doctor after hitting your head, wouldn’t the same logic apply to issues in other domains? Shouldn’t your IT infrastructure be handled with the same care? Technology is too unique and sensitive to not assure that it is checked by professionals.
It's Monday, and you're getting back into the office from your week-long vacation with the family. The second you sit down at your desk, you see an email from your wife. It appears to be a link sent via a Dropbox account and you assume, amidst your morning haze, that the link contains the pictures from your vacation. You click on the link and then… it happens. Your computer becomes corrupted. You've become the latest victim of a Ransomware attack. Well, what happens next?
You have decided to move to the cloud. No, not up in the atmosphere, but rather you have decided to go to a hosted IT solution. You're done managing your local hardware and you have already made the leap to cloud-based software, and figured, “I am already using all of their processing apps, why don’t we just leverage the full cloud solution?" The ease of use, access from anywhere with internet, ability to collaborate, consolidation of tools and resources… the list of benefits goes on and on. Oh yeah, and I don’t have to keep my backups, right?