Three Times The Charm
Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 10:00AM
Tiffany Davis in Bookkeeping Tips, Resources, Year End

More than ever, our lives are being stored digitally on our various devices (computers, laptops, tablets, and phones). Most people are one hard drive failure, fire, virus, or device theft away from losing their data, but they do not realize it.  

When was the last time you backed up your information?  How would you be able to recover the information you've changed since your last backup?

As we are getting ready to welcome the new year with all of it's possibilities, this is a good time to be sure you have your important files and data backed up.  


Quick Tips

1. Back up your data in three places: two on-site and one off-site

2. Purchasing an external hard drive or flash/thumb drive is inexpensive and an easy way to save important files.

3. Making a backup of your QuickBooks file to an external drive should be done at least monthly.  Insert your drive into your computers USB slot.  From within QuickBooks, click File then select Backup.  Find your drive and click Ok.  When the backup is complete, you should see a message telling you "Your File Has Been Successfully Saved".

3. Services like Carbonite backup without having to push a button. You do not have to think about it or remember to do it, your data is backed up.

4. Our bookkeeping clients already enjoy the security of having their QuickBooks data backed up off site.  Every time we work at your site, we backup your QuickBooks file and store it remotely in the event your data is lost.


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