Backup Computer Files

Risk Management Strategy
Family Businesses

Backup Computer Files! Certainly that is one of the most important rules when using a computer.

It is the kind of advice that is drilled into us early on – just like when parents instruct their kids to “look both ways” when crossing the road.

“When it comes to risk management for computers, the best advice for every family business – Backup Computer Files!” suggests top family business expert Don Schwerzler.

“The numbers of family businesses reporting computer-related horror stories are overwhelming – and all of the problems could have been avoided if “backup computer files” were a company policy, one that is rigorously enforced.”

Schwerzler has been studying and advising family businesses for more than 40 years and is the founder of the Family Business Institute.


  • Accidental Deletion – 43% of people lose irreplaceable files every year!
  • Theft – Only 1 out of 100 stolen laptops are ever recovered!
  • Computer Failure –As many as 13% of hard drives crash in their first year!
  • Natural Disasters - Thousands of files are lost each year to fires, floods, tornados and hurricanes!

    One of the more distressing aspects for many family businesses – they have systems to backup computer files but someone fails to remember to cycle the backup protocol – or their “backup system” is not secured off-site from the business.

    We recommend CARBONITE to backup computer files.

    One feature that we like is accessibility – with CARBONITE you can access you computer files when:

  • Traveling on business
  • On Vacation
  • Working away from the office, from any computer, worldwide
  • With CARBONITE your computer files are backed up as you work!

    CARBONITE is seamless, only takes a few clicks to implement and inexpensive.

    As a family business owner, have you considered what a catastrophic event would be triggered if your family business lost their computer files?

    Can any family business owner not afford to be using a reliable and highly regarded service like CARBONITE as an on-line, off-site solution to backup computer files?

    To learn more about CARBONITE and to take advantage of their


    Survive a PC disaster

    The current version of Carbonite is designed for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Carbonite supports both the standard 32-bit and 64-bit versions of each. Carbonite will not support older versions of Windows (Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows ME) or Linux operating systems.

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