On Tuesday, I tagged along with James, our marketing director, to an Austin chapter meeting of the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains User Group (GPUG). A quick background: GP is just one company in the extensive family of Microsoft Dynamics software solutions. Our time tracking solution enhances GP accounting software and, in an effort to increase our involvement as a partner, we were interested in learning about how to strengthen our bond with the local GP community.
Regardless of whether or not you have a need for GP, I’d like to share a valuable tip that all businesses can (and should) use. Landon Russell, Chairman of the Austin GPUG, routinely presents a segment called “Landon’s Tips”. Tuesday’s topic hit on a great point I thought worth reiterating here on our blog: the importance of backing up your data. Don’t wait until it’s too late before you think about storing valuable information in another location. Use a secondary drive or, even better, employ an offsite location. You can save yourself and your company from a whole world of trouble. Simple as that.
I’d like to wrap up this post with a very entertaining and informative YouTube video that Landon shared with us about how backing up information saved the popular Disney/Pixar movie, Toy Story 2.