Things to take care of
damage is done...
are fragile, like a house of cards. They're easily blown away by
even the slightest unexpected breeze.
An unpleasant fact about
your computer system...
No one likes to dwell on it (least of all computer
vendors) but your system relies most heavily upon its
single most fragile component- a
structured relationship among trillions of magnetically
charged, microscopic particles affixed to a stack of
rapidly rotating platters within a device called a hard
The hard drive
itself (and every other physical component) is
replaceable. These days, a capacious new drive is
The work encoded within that
logical structure your present hard drive holds, however,
cannot be so easily replaced. If that structure
fails, your software, system configuration, and- most
importantly- your data will be inaccessible. You
will have either to recreate it all from source materials
or restore it from a valid backup.
Your hard drive is
going to fail...
It might remain reliable for years, but it just as easily could
slip away as you read these very words. Any system which
remains in use eventually will fail. If your backups are
inadequate (and many popular backup strategies are), that could
cause real trouble.
be able to restore the information it contains?
In the course of
our computer service (located
in Jacksonville, Florida), we've seen the chaos that follows
inadequate preparation for a total system failure.
In one case, a
simple power failure almost ruined a multi-million dollar
lawsuit. An attorney's networked system had been set up in
such a way that the backups were not only inadequate, but
actually inaccessible. Recovery costs were in the
thousands, and work on the suit set back by weeks.
Who was responsible?
Ultimately, the attorney had to take the blame for failure to
ensure that adequate safeguards were in place.
It's up to you to know what's required...
Although your time
is certainly at a premium, we strongly recommend that you become
familiar with the essential elements that ensure adequate
reliability, at least enough to evaluate your current or
proposed procedures. Although by no means exhaustive, the
following links provide an introduction to the basics of taking
care of your computers.
Hard drive failure
is among the worst of all digital disasters, and much more
common than you may think.
Set up to deal with data disaster...
Power failures at
the wrong time can wreck your computer's software and data.
Uninterruptible power supplies...
You may use a backup
program, but How useful are your
Just like an
automobile, computers need Basic
Jacksonville, Florida metropolitan area, installation, setup,
and data protection services are provided by
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