Save the Last Document: Tips for Avoiding Data Loss

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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In this video interview, David M. Smith, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics at the Graziadio School of Business and Management discusses the takeaways from his recent paper, “Data Loss and Hard Drive Failure: Understanding the Causes and Costs.” Hard drive failure is an inescapable reality, Smith writes, and most firms will face data loss unless they put preventive measures in place.

Questions for Dr. Smith:

  1. In  case of hardware failure, what precautions do you recommend to to prevent data loss?
  2. Do you see Macs and alternative OS computers that employ seamless backup changing the data loss landscape?
  3. Any advice on training employees on data loss preventive measures?
  4. What are network data loss prevention (DLP) systems?

Related in the GBR

The Cost of Lost Data by David M. Smith, PhD

Will Your Company’s Electronic Records Storage Withstand Legal Scrutiny? by Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD, Stepheni Bodo, and Linnea McCord, JD

Connecting Enterprise Information and People in a Web World by Donald M. Atwater, PhD, Michael Williams, PhD, and Dawn Guy

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July 30, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Just bought a new usb after a month of using it, the computer detects that there’s a problem with the usb, how can the data be recovered?

Ariane Moore

March 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Thanks for this information! I have encountered data loss and it’s really stressful!