Hard Drive Recovery Group touches on staying productive in cases where high speed internet is not available and talks about professionally-preferred photo storage media in its latest blog posts. The company continues to offer a weekly blog with the aim to entertain and educate in a realm that few people consider "super exciting", namely "data recovery".
For many years now, software companies have been structuring their applications away from desktop installable programs to those that are available over the web. Often called "software as a service", this method of software delivery does allow the developer complete control, while allowing the user to benefit from immediate patches and upgrades, among other advantages. While this does work in an environment where there is always-on high speed internet, until recently, it was relatively useless for users in remote environments where Internet access is an issue.
"One of the most difficult things about the software as a service concept is that much of our daily lives are spent in zones where strong Internet is just not possible, despite smart phones," said Maureen Davies, spokesperson for Hard Drive Recovery Group. "Google has been huge in this arena, by creating smaller but fully functional versions of their software that allow people to work without Internet."
The article not only addresses Google apps such as Sheets, Drive and Calendar, but also other ways to stay productive when the Internet is not available. Easily the most often forgotten, and yet most important to the data recovery world is undoubtedly taking time to clean your hard drive, and checking out your current backups to ensure that they are indeed working.
"One of the things people rarely, if ever, consider is that it is very possible that the computer backups they have on hand are not actually functional," said Davies. "A time with no Internet is a fantastic time to see whether your backup software and hardware works, and if it does not, you have lots of time to address the situation before a future problem occurs."
A second recent post, entitled Photographers Share Proven Ways To Organize Digital Photos, discusses not only ways to organize your photographs in the age of digital photography, but also safety tips for people looking to ensure their photos live long beyond the device they are stored on.
"Because of the sheer availability of portable and external storage devices, saving your photographs can be quite easy, and certainly the large size of current external hard drives makes it possible to save them redundantly," said Davies. "We would recommend that you save any really important photographs not only to the device they were taken on, but also an external drive and a cloud service; the latter being either very cheap or free."
While many photographers do automatic backups of their photos, one of the best ways to find and file your photographs is simply to have a proper labeling system. This can be as simple as creating a file and folder naming convention that includes the time and the date.
"We recover photographs for professionals and amateurs alike, and one of the things that is always obvious with amateurs is that their photos tend to be managed poorly," said Davies. "In fact, we deal with far less professional photography simply because professionals are well versed on not only photo management and filing, but also consistent backups."
Whether you have a lot of digital photos or very few, ensuring their safety, from things like accidental deletion or even Ransomware is always going to be key to your piece of mind.
"The funny thing about digital photos is that so many people don't really care about them much until they have a hard drive failure," said Davies. "At that point, they usually begin to understand exactly what those photographs mean to them."
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