Are You Saving Money With a Computer Support Plan?

Written by Pauliina Roe

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If you have a truly problem computer that acts up on a regular basis, then a monthly paid plan might be effective - depending onrepparttar type of problem and whetherrepparttar 107854 monthly allotment will be enough. If you are still paying for extra support, it might make more sense to purchase an account that has credits you can use at any time, and can add funds to at anytime.

This is a similar concept to service plans on appliances - do you really get your money's worth on those plans? Ifrepparttar 107855 appliance isn't well made, you are better off with a service plan. If it is well made, a service plan isn't necessary. A little assurance by having some funds in a service account for when needed makes more sense.

Figure out how reliable or unreliable your computer is, and you will figure outrepparttar 107856 best plan you should have. Don't jump onrepparttar 107857 bandwagon of anything which, with hype, promises you riches and gives you services and such that you really don't need. If you have to pay for something you don't need, rethink your game plan. There are other options out there. A monthly outlay of money may very well just be going to waste. Would you rather spend $30/month or more for a plan that gives yourepparttar 107858 same service as a $30 account you can use anytime you want, and fund into it for extra services if needed? Think about it - concerning your computer - which plan makes more sense?

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Examples of Disaster Recovery

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This situation is probably one ofrepparttar worst disaster scenarios of all. The old building and equipment is intact but completely unreachable. Tantalizing and frustrating. Sigh. What to do?

Hope and pray that you've got an excellent disaster recovery plan and a very competent team, that's what you do. In this case, you'd better have a hot site or, atrepparttar 107853 very least some excellent backups. Not only that, you're business continuity plan had better be totally finished and rehearsed. You see, in this case you will not even be able to look throughrepparttar 107854 ruble or burned building for papers, disks, CDs or anything else. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will be available for your use for a long, long time. In fact, if any of your people are inrepparttar 107855 building you may find them unavailable (as in quarantined) as well.

Lightening - One day a few years ago, when I was just beginning inrepparttar 107856 computer field, I was working late, way past midnight. I was just sitting inrepparttar 107857 computer room (freezing my butt off), listening to one ofrepparttar 107858 heaviest rain storms that I'd heard in a long time. It was kind of eerie, listening torepparttar 107859 rain drops onrepparttar 107860 roof andrepparttar 107861 thunder inrepparttar 107862 distance.

Suddenly,repparttar 107863 room lit up and I was blinded for a few seconds. I instinctively pulled back fromrepparttar 107864 keyboard, and I believe that saved my life. I felt heat on my face and body, and when I opened my eyesrepparttar 107865 computer room was dark.

I soon learned that lightening has struckrepparttar 107866 power pole just outsiderepparttar 107867 building. The computer simply melted down - no circuit breaker in existence could have protected it. I was lucky to be alive - wow, what a rush that was!

Unfortunately, this company did NOT have a disaster recovery plan. We had to purchase a new computer system and build it back up from scratch. Fortunately, we did keep backups off-site, and within a week or so we were back up and running.

And that'srepparttar 107868 reason why, now, I have a complete belief and focus on disaster recovery - if you have a plan and have prepared well, you will recover just fine (even withrepparttar 107869 unexpected bumps and such). If you don't, then you basically leave it up to fate or whatever else you believe in. Personally, I would rather be in control ofrepparttar 107870 situation. I find that makes things much easier.

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