Backing up your pictures, videos, music and documents is just as important today as it has ever been. Even with the proliferation of cloud based applications and more reliable solid state hard drives, there are still plenty of things that can go wrong that can cause you to lose your important files. While backing up to flash drives or external hard drives is a effective method of backup, it requires frequent monitoring to be effective. Unless these backups are then stored offsite there is still the real potential for data loss if there is a catastrophic event such as a flood or fire. Since most home and business users now have access to robust Internet connections, we recommend that everyone uses an online backup solution. Once this software is installed on your computer, it will automatically back up your data to a secure location over the Internet. You will then be able to retrieve all or some of your files in the event that you need them. For the low annual cost of these services, the data security and peace of mind that they offer is well worth the investment. We recommend solutions from Carbonite. If you would like to explore the backup options that we have available through Carbonite, you may visit our partner site here: http://partners.carbonite.com/crn The software is very simple to set up but if you need assistance in selecting the right solution or installing it, we can always be contacted at: 630-444-7220.