And I’m not just talking about a computer. There are storage media, internet connections, fax machines, printers, scanners and coffee makers.
If even one of these decides to take a powder, your world can come screeching to a halt. And let’s be fair, one of them will fail eventually. Have you got a plan in place for an emergency?
There are alternatives, of course.
Public libraries have free wifi, computers and sometimes printers available.
Businesses like OfficeMax and FedEx Office also have computers as well as printers, scanners and fax machines for a fee.
Most cities have internet cafes where you can use their computers to get some work done.
And lets not forget about the coffee shop that makes your favorite hot beverages. While they may not have any computers available, they do have coffee and possibly wifi.
But what about the writing itself? If your computer is the device that stops working, you will still need access to your current projects in order to keep working. Thankfully, there are several options available to you. From storing your projects on portable media, like a flash drive or SD card, to storing it in the cloud.
The only thing you won’t be able to take with you is any type of specialist software that you may be using for your work, unless the software in question is itself in the cloud, things like Google docs, Microsoft Office 365 and others that are accessible through a web browser.
Lucky for you, I’m also a writer and have several suggestions specific to this particular industry. Use the contact info to the right to setup an appointment. We’ll go over your needs and come up with a plan custom tailored to keep you going, no matter what digital disasters loom over the horizon.