Hard drive failure & lost data is imminent with these signs
- Strange noises such as clicking or humming from the drive
- Repeated program crashes or disk errors
- Frequent error messages while running software
- Overall strange behavior from the computer
High-profile lost data stories have made the Irish more aware of protection policies. Non-Irish should follow this too. Disaster can strike and your data can be wiped much more easily than you might think. Whether it be a virus, hack, fire or simply an administration error, losing your data can be detrimental. This is why data backup and disaster recovery are so important.
Computers come to Ireland
The Irish Sugar Company brought the very first computer to Ireland in 1957 to calculate the annual payments owed to sugar beat growers. It would be 1960 before they actually managed to get this working. It would also be a while before computers took off in Irish homes.
Apple products may be ubiquitous features of modern life but the first Apple computer wasn’t sold in Ireland until 1984. It’s only in the last 30 years that computers have become an established feature in Irish homes.
Technology means that we’re no longer confined within the four walls of any room. In a connected world, we can reach out to friends and family across the world from the comfort of a local Irish pub. With expansion comes caution.
As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.