Examples of Disaster Recovery

Written by Richard Lowe

Continued from page 1

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.

Richard Lowe Jr. is the webmaster of Internet Tips And Secrets at http://www.internet-tips.net - Visit our website any time to read over 1,000 complete FREE articles about how to improve your internet profits, enjoyment and knowledge.

Keep Computer Training Simple… Please!!

Written by Roger Younce

Continued from page 1

So what does a computer trainer need to do? The main thing is to remember how they felt when they first started usingrepparttar computer and how they wanted to pull their hair out when they thought they would never learnrepparttar 107852 stuff. How they were afraid to even touchrepparttar 107853 computer. Computer trainers fail to realize not allrepparttar 107854 students want to become computer geeks and nerds. The everyday user want to know how to dorepparttar 107855 simple stuff like how to do a letter, track their finances with a spreadsheet, develop a slide presentation for their company or club, or make a simple website. A trainer needs to make repparttar 107856 complicated world of a computer simple, easy and fun forrepparttar 107857 client or student. Let's face it, not everyone is or wants to become a systems administrator or has enough certifications to cover a wall a Subway. The majority of computer users are beginners that want to learn how to be more productive at home or inrepparttar 107858 work place.

So what does it take for a computer trainer to help students learn repparttar 107859 computer? Try keepingrepparttar 107860 computer sessions and information simple and fun. Every trainer has a big responsibility to teach others what they know sorepparttar 107861 student can be more productive. Trainers need to realize you have got to keeprepparttar 107862 training simple because ifrepparttar 107863 student can't learn, you do them no good. So keep it simple…please!!

in Cabot, Arkansas. QuickLearn Computer Training Services offers all types of Microsoft Office training for individual users and small businesses. For more information visit the QuickLearn Computer Training Services website at http://quicklearncomputertraining.com

    <Back to Page 1
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use