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Mindless backup
  • 10/29/2012 11:59:53 AM
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Back ups are never fool proof as we all know  when we have  had a failure it's critical that we all know where and how our data is backed up from all devices. It's a great opportunity for companies that hasn't been fully executed I personally think it should be like your virus protection, a subscription product you buy and never have to worry about.

Re: Is this 555-8383?
  • 10/29/2012 3:10:15 AM
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"...Back when I worked at a previous employer and we could never be sure when/if we'd be laid off, we would export our contacts from Outlook once a month or so and back them up somewhere else."

@Broadway  Exzactly, this is the type of thing most of us have to deal with in today's workplace, I can't for the life of me understand why contacts were not Outlook, at least one backup even by accident.  

Well I don't blame you for staying out  of it ( I would have too ) - I can imagine the tension ! 

Re: Is this 555-8383?
  • 10/28/2012 7:57:28 PM
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@Louis, I am not quite sure how it happened ... how the helpdesk worker managed to erase everything, and how my colleague did not have ANY of his contacts backed up anywhere. There was a little bit of tension during the situation so I tried to stay out of it ;) But you would think that my colleague would have had most of his contacts also stored in his Outlook. Back when I worked at a previous employer and we could never be sure when/if we'd be laid off, we would export our contacts from Outlook once a month or so and back them up somewhere else.

 

Re: Is this 555-8383?
  • 10/28/2012 12:35:47 AM
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@Broadway  Oh WoW !   I am sorry to hear that, I guess it's due to the nature of my work that I do these things instinctively, I can understand how someone who is a little less nerdy might have that happen.   But it has happened to all of us, which is why I so enjoy the Cloud and I try to keep it simple as far as what I have or need. 

But all contacts ? !   That hurt's,  sounds like the help desk person didn't have much experience, well at least he is probably putting them in the Cloud now. 

Re: Is this 555-8383?
  • 10/27/2012 11:36:31 PM
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@Louis, recently at my work, a colleague had some issue with his company smart phone. Asked for help from helpdesk. A couple hours of messing around with the phone later, and my colleague had lost ALL of his contacts. They were not in the cloud unfortunately.

Re: Is this 555-8383?
  • 10/27/2012 7:46:03 PM
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Louis, it sounds like you cover all your bases. Most people take the one solution approach to data backup, but I or we seem to take the multiple paths. The endless what if scenerio of planning. No one size fil all here.

Re: Android
  • 10/27/2012 7:40:28 PM
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JGonsalves, Just like all issues, the degree of responsibility and due diligence varies greatly from individual to individual. Standardization is a first step that is not present as of yet.

Re: Android
  • 10/26/2012 1:41:33 PM
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With all the data in the Palm of your hand comes responsibility. Corporate information stewards (CIO Infrastructure-driven) with business stewards (enabled by Application-level security) protect corporate assets.

But then individual users - Corporate or Personal - must exercise judgment and due dligence protecting against mishaps, adverse events, device misplacements and/or loss. 

Re: Is this 555-8383?
  • 10/25/2012 5:26:59 PM
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Funny I don't have any information on my phone that is not already in the Cloud ( or recently backed up)  so if I lost my phone my headache would be coming in terms of replacing it.  But thanks for the excellent reminders and recommendations Noreen -  there are many good things you can do to safe-guard your data.

I have a Droid now but I guess if I ever need to worry about data on my phone I would get the iPhone because like @callmebob I really like their remote destruction feature.

Dangers in the palm of your hand
  • 10/25/2012 1:00:16 PM
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Noreen its great advice I am surprised how many people I know don't even have virus protection on their mobile devices. I am actually stunned that the industry leaders like Norton and McAfee aren't jumping on this opportunity to educate and enroll the new devices. I am very careful about what I do on my mobile devices and where I access the WIFI hotspots but I know many people don't give it a second thought!

 

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