Are you ready?
It isn't if but when....
I just spoke to another associate that had their computer hard drive crash on them.
Everyone knows it is important to back up your computer -- Just Do It!
Make a point to have a glass of wine, a good beer or a hot cup of java and take the time to copy your important documents to an external hard drive. They aren't that expensive these days.
One important note -- most of you store your documents in the My Documents folder but Microsoft Outlook does NOT record their email and contact data files to the My Documents folder -- learn where they are and copy them over to or use the backup utility that Outlook has with the program.
Also -- don't forget those docuemnts you may have put on your desktop and copy them over to that hard drive.
And.... better yet -- store that external hard drive off site and in a different location than your computer in the event of a major disaster like fire, flood or earthquake --
Be ready otherwise you have no one to blame but yourself when you loose everything. Take out that insurance policy and buy that drive and prepare for the inevitable!