For anyone tasked with developing an IT disaster recovery (DR) plan, the alphabet soup of DR options talked about today by service providers, software vendors, analysts and pundits can be truly bewildering. Against this backdrop, analysts like Gartner predict dramatic growth in both the consumption and hype of “cloudwashed” DR services. For example, John Morency of Gartner claims, “RaaS has been hailed as a ‘killer’ cloud app for disaster recovery, but the reality is that there has been much hype and some truth.”
What would you do if you lost the draft of that novel you’ve been working on? How much time would it take to re-type? Can you ever re-take that picture of your son smiling in the bathtub when he was 6 months old? Never. If you have to take work home and lose that “do or die” spreadsheet, what ramifications would you suffer? Scared yet? Good. This productivity tip will not only save you time, but also save you money and anxiety in the event your computer crashes or your laptop is lost or stolen.