Today I feel like I'm doing the walk of shame. I tried to do the right thing last week and use public transport to get myself to work. It worked well however when I caught public transport home I wasn't exactly sure of where the bus would drop me off. In my haste to get off the bus before I had a long walk ahead I managed to leave my laptop on the bus.
Today I am eagerly awaiting to find out if the gods have been kind and someone has handed the laptop in to lost property. Needless to say, because I use this device both at home and at work it contained my life. Luckily I had the foresight to back up up all of my information online. If I hadn't completed that task I'd be very distraught right now. In todays high tech world so much happens automatically that you often forget to keep written details of things. How many of you know your login details for different banks, paypal, ebay etc and their associated passwords? I just counted that I have over 100 different applications that I use online for predominantly business purposes. My husband is often on my case when I forget a login or password and can't understand how I can't remember. When you're dealing with so many you can see why it's hard to keep track.
My day today will be filled with going through and changing all of my passwords for all of the associated accounts on the off chance that someone could gain entry to my laptop. Luckily even entry to my laptop is password protected however it's always better to be safe.
So a big thank you to DROPBOX. You've keep me from having a break down as I can access important information and precious photos that would otherwise be lost. Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan for yourself or your business if you were to lose your phone, laptop or any other important information?? Maybe now is a good time to think about and implement a plan before it's too late.