Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ACS Careers: don't forget to back up your data!

Also in this week's C&EN, ACS Careers gives us a good reminder: 
Anyone who has ever lost an important document to a software or hardware failure understands the importance of having up-to-date backups of important material. But just as it is with data and documents, it’s important to have backups of business processes and activities. A good rule is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Data and documents. Ideally, your organization regularly backs up important data and documents. If you don’t already know, check with your information technology department to find out exactly which files are backed up and how often. If necessary (and allowed), supplement that system with a backup program of your own. For example, do you keep current copies of important documents off-line, in case you need them when you don’t have access to the network or internet?

Good reminder - hope that you take a moment and double check that your important data is being backed up.  

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