Headed to college this fall? Make sure computer data protection and online backup are part of your tech prep. Whether you’re a college freshman fresh out of high school or returning for that second degree decades after earning your first, you’ll likely be packing a laptop computer and a smartphone at minimum. And if you’re living on campus, keep in mind that you and all you bring with you will suddenly be surrounded by a lot of strangers in a relatively small space. You’ll need to be prepared for the heightened potential of theft, loss or damage to your electronics.
A top recommendation before you leave home is to implement a data backup plan for your mobile devices. While backing up data on an external hard drive or data key is quick and convenient, these options aren’t foolproof. Small data keys get dropped and lost frequently and are easily broken. External hard drives also are prone to theft and damage. Plus, your data won’t necessarily be encrypted.
Skadoit offers a full range of data protection and online backup software products to help keep your data safe. BackupCloud securely backs up your documents (you know, all those homework assignments and term papers you’ll otherwise have to rewrite), plus personal items like your photos, videos, music and emails. If your laptop is lost, stolen or damaged, you can easily access all of your data for quick and secure download to a new computer.
Laptops (along with cell phones) are one of the most commonly stolen items on college campuses. They’re swiped from dorm rooms, libraries, cafeterias and coffee shops – anywhere that students regularly congregate. Skadoit’s SecurityGuard software lets you stick it to a thief by giving you secret access to your data no matter where a thief takes your laptop. You can delete all of your data and even render your laptop inoperable in near real time. Plus, geo-tracking helps law enforcement officers locate your laptop’s physical location so they can retrieve it and maybe even make an arrest.
Because cell phones also make the list of the top stolen items on college campuses, you’ll want to consider Skadoit’s SafeMobile software that backs up everything on your sim card including contacts, text messages, calendars, ring tones, photos, videos and Internet bookmarks. Plus, our neutralizer technology allows your lost or stolen phone to be geo-tracked and sensitive data deleted remotely.
Make your college experience a positive one. Start by calling Skadoit at 904-215-8989 and talking with a data protection and online backup specialist today.