“April showers bring May flowers,” as they say. April also brings with it the frenzy of spring cleaning. This is the time of year when everything must sparkle, fit neatly into its predetermined spot, or go curbside. Everywhere and everything is fair game: your home, your garage, the interior and exterior of your car, your fridge, your office, and…your data.
Just like the clutter in your closet or garage, your data can be disorganized, old, poor quality, or redundant. Fortunately, de-cluttering your data will make your life (and business) run more smoothly in the long-term.
Don’t delete anything (yet)! You may be trying to simplify your life with a mass delete, but you may be setting yourself up for a disaster. You’ll realize you needed that one random file that was saved in the wrong place when it’s already too late.
Don’t elevate your data’s importance to avoid getting rid of it. Not all data is created equal and not all data is important. Otherwise, you’re back to square one: de-cluttering. Nobody likes a pack-rat or worse…a data hoarder.
Don’t assume that building such a program is easy. Rome wasn’t built in a day and your data governance framework won’t be either. Be slow and meticulous with this process.
Don’t leave your data vulnerable! Would you write down your garage code and tape it to your front door? No, you would secure your passwords in a safe place and put your filing cabinets and computers on lockdown.
Don’t hesitate to contact CBL Data Recovery if you lost data due to human error! You may have had an “oops” moment and deleted the wrong file, but your data may be retrievable with our data recovery services.