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Comment You can just plug in an external drive, (Score 1) 983 983

but you need real backup software. As you fill up drives you replace it and continue the backup until you have a full backup. This way you can take them off site. Like any other backup solution, make sure you test the drives every few months to make sure your data is not corrupt and have a failed drive.

Comment Dead man switch (Score 1) 191 191

Lets say Google does implement an inactive account system. Create a process that detects that account deletion and then sends out an email to your family members with a copy of your keepass file, that way they will have access to all of your accounts after you pass away.

Comment State Universities. (Score 4, Insightful) 215 215

Check with your local state universities, many of them offer programs for people who have been out of school for a while. It allows people to get the proper training and job placement. Also, why not seek a management position in your field of expertise?

Comment Re:Zimbra? (Score 2) 224 224

-The new Zimbra 8 integrates with cisco phones and now syncs accounts with active directory. -Forums are outstanding. I usually find my answer there. I have had to only contact support a couple times a year. -They have an opensource "free" version. Doesn't include mobile sync, backup services or Outlook sync support. But a lot of that can be done with 3rd part sync applications which have been extensively tested and used by the community.

Comment Re:That is insane! (Score 3, Insightful) 601 601

Your company could implement a centralized application to store and manage these documents, basecamp, sharepoint, etc. If you just send them via email, the customer/vendor doesn't have a easy central location to search and retrieve information. What if someone leaves one of the companies? Then you have to resend the emails, or their IT dept needs to consolidate email accounts and access. This way, the new employee gets a login and automatically gets all the invoices and documents. Notifications can be automatically sent via, IM, text, snail mail, or even automated phone calls. It won't be easy to get rid of email, but its definitely possible.

When some people discover the truth, they just can't understand why everybody isn't eager to hear it.

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