Originally posted on November 30, 2010 @ 11:57 am
I’ve done my fair share of travelling, and believe me, it’s not as cracked up as it seems. Especially when it’s not exactly a vacation, and you have loads of work to take with you aside from the usual business agenda of the trip, of course. Which is why I have my very trusty laptop with me wherever I go, It’s powerful enough to let me focus on work, light enough for me to be able to lug it around everywhere, and of course the battery life has to be stellar.
Now of course you can’t be expected to log in everytime to your office network to register your websites to some Australia business directory, and all that when you travel – scary security risks are involved. You’re probably better off using cloud-based services anyway for non-vital documents. Services like Google Docs, Dropbox, and the like are really helpful. Besides, they’re going to be synced with every computer, so if you lose your computer on the road (god forbid) your important files aren’t gone. Just log in to your account and voila, you have your files back.
Remember, I said non-vital documents. I don’t think you want to put your tax records in your Dropbox – what happens if your account is coompromised? I don’t even want to think about it. So if I were you, I’d utilize all these cloud-based apps as much as needed, but never, ever let security out of your mind. It’ll be worth it.