Personal Technology Contingency Plan
With nearly every aspect of modern life dependent on electronic devices, there has never been a more important time to have a personal technology contingency plan. Smartphones and their many contacts, applications and customized options often represent hundreds of hours of time invested in getting them configured to a person's specific preferences. Multiply this by the number of devices and laptops that many people are relying on in their lives and to do their jobs, and the impact of losing all this data can readily be seen. It would bring anyone's life to a screeching halt and lead to days of chaos as the information, applications and specific settings were regenerated from memory. Too often human memory and effort is the default technology contingency plan (Young-Jai, 2001).
The most common scenarios that lead to lost data include lost or stolen devices, corrupted data and disk storage...
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