Welcome back, and the importance of backing up

The Fall semester of 2018 is upon us. A hearty welcome back to students who are beginning or continuing their academic journey.

For the staff who have worked all summer long, well…
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As we kick off this semester, I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about the importance of backing up your data. We back up extensively in our data centers, but in this case I am not referring to our backups. I am referring to the documents, images, videos, etc. that are sitting on your computer’s hard drive. Often, that can be years and years of documents you have carefully kept (because you NEEDED to, am I right???). Computer hard drives have been known to fail for a variety of reasons, including pure spite, and if that happens to you and you have no backup, that can lead to crying. Lots and lots of crying.

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No one wants to see that.

Good news, however! Vol State has provided services of Microsoft’s Office 365, including OneDrive for Business. OneDrive can be used, among many things, as a personal, secure cloud backup solution. Your files will be stored in your OneDrive and you have a safe and secure way to access them from home, work, and on the go. More importantly, you can be assured your files are backed up in case hard drive tragedy strikes.

We will be doing some training on this later in the year, but in the meantime you can talk to one of our friendly IT staff or put a ticket in for a “Software Request” from our catalog.

Enjoy the start of the semester!


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