What happens if I lose my mobile phone? It’s annoying enough having to arrange a new phone and then have it set up again just how you like it. What about the information on your phone that you could lose?
It’s not just your mobile that you need to be concerned about, what would happen if your computer hard drive stops working? We regularly still visit growing companies who are still managing their business using spreadsheets. Come on… what will happen if the hard drive on your computer dies?
It’s not just in the event of a computer failure or losing a mobile phone, how about sharing the information you have, either with other team members or even when you need to access the information from home because you are thinking about the work that you have just done and an extra few minutes to make a change or add an update will make all of the difference (and possibly help you to sleep a little more peaceful tonight).
Maybe this doesn’t happen to you? and maybe you can just leave work and go home and sleep well each night. But for many owners / directors the constant demands of a growing business mean that you need to use your brain to process information even after you have left the office. So how much would it help to ba able to access the information from your office?
Now there are many great solutions to these two issues of potential loss and the need to access your information away from the office.
Microsoft have identified these needs with their relatively new offering, Office 365. Google have had an astonishing solution available (with even a totally free version available) with their Google Drive (offering an amazing alternative to using Microsoft Office). This offers Docs / Sheets / Slides and much more and yet many business people we meet are simply unaware that these are available.
Being able to prepare a spreadsheet using Google Sheets and access this from wherever you are, on almost any device is truly amazing. And you can share the the spreadsheet with a team member so that you can each see instant updates. It a marvellous tool.
Of course iCloud users can access an Apple version, which once working we meet some people who swear by it. (This has not been evaluated for this paper).
In any case let’s get back to answer the important questions of losing a phone or a hard drive. If your information is automatically uploaded or stored online rather than on a phone or a physical hard drive your security is no longer dependant on the level of care you give to your phone or arranging backups of your PC. This provides such a relief and a huge load off your mind if you never have to concern yourself with such mundane concerns. If you lose your phone, all you have to do is find a new one. The same applies to your PC, just move to another PC and continue working away.
Light Degree offers the security and the benefits of working online. It helps you to say goodbye to complicated scheduling and manual spreadsheets and this means that you can enjoy the benefits of working online along with the freedom it brings.
Read our article about storing and transferring your information online. Click here to read the article “What do I need to know about data security?“