I started the day today pondering an age-old question. Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion. Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb? The weather forecast isn't much help. The day started out great, but there's rain predicted for this afternoon. Lion or lamb? I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see, I suppose.
While waiting, I discovered that today is World Backup Day. Who knew? Not the “go in reverse” kind of backup, but the “secure your electronic data” kind.
With that in mind, I commend to your attention – for the two minutes it will take you to read it – this blog post from SlawTips. The advice is sound, no matter what kind of business you're in, and even for your personal information. Are you doing what you should in order to protect your data?
It's an important question. Back in the Stone Age, when office computers were new, 10 megs was considered a huge hard drive, and everyone still worked from floppy discs, we suffered a catastrophic hard drive crash. Backup was not much on the radar at that time, and we were among the many who learned an important lesson the hard way. Right now, although we have three separate modes of backup, we still ask whether that is enough and whether our backup resources are deployed to best effectiveness. If you haven't looked at the sufficiency of your backup resources recently, you should give it some thought.
Lion or lamb? I still don't know. Whatever happens will happen. But how we deploy our backup resources? That we can control.