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Nov072018

Oh No! How To Avoid OJ On Your Keyboard And Other Child-Based Computer Disasters

If you’re a mom and a business owner, you’re bossing this thing called life. Few people can cope with even one of these. You’re doing two at once and, despite the odd issue, you’re doing pretty damn well at it. Pat yourself on the back and celebrate, for goodness sake!

Then, get your head back in the game. While balancing work and mom life is a fantastic achievement, it’s also a risk. On a fundamental level, you risk not being able to keep on top of everything you’re taking on. Even if you do manage to juggle your time right, issues could ensue when your two worlds collide. The chances are, of course, that you’ve already considered how you could cope if a sick call took you out of a meeting. But, have you ever thought about the disasters which could ensue if your kids got their hands on your business computer?

The fact is that you won’t be able to avoid working in the family home sometimes. If your kids are at home, you need to be too. That’s fine until they run into your office and spill orange juice all over your laptop. Lucky for you, we have some suggestions to ensure that spillages like these are never as bad as they could be. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Get up in the clouds

First, you need to turn to the cloud computing services offered by companies like ClearFuze Networks. Systems like these are pretty essential for business now, but they could also save you here. By ensuring that everything on your computer is backed up in a virtual cloud, there’s no chance your kids can lose your data. Even if they trash your computer, you’ll be able to access every file from elsewhere. That’s what we call disaster aversion.

Have a backup computer

Of course, backing up your files won’t help you much if you don’t have a spare computer to access them on. While it can seem excessive to invest in a spare computer ‘just in case’, this is something you can’t avoid. To make this worthwhile, why not use one at home, and one in the office? That way, you don’t have to spend a fortune on something you put straight in a drawer. You can also then rest easy that you’re able to continue working without pause, no matter what gets spilt on your home keyboard.

Lock the office door

Don’t make the mistake, either, of thinking you can tell your kids not to enter your office space. Curiosity is strong in kids, and you can bet they’ll enter that forbidden room the moment your back is turned. If that happens, your attempts can’t do anything to save your computer. Make sure there’s no chance of this by including an external lock on that door. Then, you can lock up when you finish and rest easy that no one will step foot in that room until you open it up again.

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