Originally posted on September 14, 2010 @ 1:28 am
Mobility is of prime importance to “digital nomads” like you and me. After all, the very label implies that people who take to this kind of life are on the move continuously. The good thing about this kind of lifestyle is that we can take our work on the go, and never have to worry about being tied down to one place in order to make a living. Of course, it is not all glam. There are practical considerations that we have to look at as well.
If you are making your living via the Internet, you understand the importance of keeping your data in a safe and yet accessible place. After all, one of the most precious commodities today is information. If you have a web site or a blog, it is imperative that you take steps to ensure that your data is stored in a safe place. More so, the data must be easily accessible for you and your customers. In addition to this, you also have to make sure that you have back up in case something happens and you lose your working data.
There are many options available to address this issue. If backing up your data is all you need, then you might want to look at online services. There are free online services such as Mozy and Dropbox. If you need more services and features, you can opt to upgrade your account. If you have the cash and are willing to part with it, you can take a look at paid services such as iBackup, Carbonite, and Evault.
You can also take a look at web hosting, which is offered by countless global data center services. Don’t let the fear of losing your data stop you from letting your feet take you where you want to go. Take advantage of the services available and go your merry way.