Odds are if all your documents are in paper form, a fire could be disastrous.

For the past 10 years, Canada has averaged 20,000 structural fires per year. It only takes about four and a half minutes for a fire to spread throughout a whole 2 story house. That is not enough time for anyone to save any of their personal items, let alone their paper files. Even if the fire gets put out, water or other substances used to put out the fire could damage any paper files in the vicinity. The best way to make sure paper files aren’t lost is through preventative measures that protect your files!

So how do you protect yourself from a fire?

By going digital! All you have to do is digitize your files and backup your data. Digitizing your files is the first step in ensuring you’re protected in case of an emergency. Whether you choose to store the digital files on your own server, or in the cloud, both options can be fireproof! Digitizing your files not only ensures they’re safe but it also makes them easier to access on a daily basis, making your life easier and more efficient. Most people get rid of the paper copies of their documents after digitizing them. If you choose to keep the paper copies, the digital versions will be a great backup in case of an emergency.

The second step to protecting yourself is backing up all of your data. This means your data is stored on a secure cloud storage and it is automatically updated on a frequent basis. If  anything were to happen to your own data, you’d have the backups that you are able to recover and ensure you don’t lose anything. This way, if a fire does happen and it destroys your servers and your papers, you are protected by having all of your files digitized and backed up. Nothing will be able to take that data away from you. 

It’s always better to be safe than sorry

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