Summer: a Lethal Enemy of Laptop Computers
Tampa, Fla., July 14, 2015 – Summertime means less days spent in the office and more days spent outside in the sun. Whether you are traveling for work, enjoying a relaxing vacation or even just working poolside, it’s common to have a laptop, tablet or smartphone nearby. With the ever-growing presence of technology during summer vacations and the ease of teleworking, it is important to remember how fragile technology can be and how breakages and theft are not unusual, which can result in the loss of data - making a reliable backup plan a must have.
TeamViewer®, the leading remote control and online conferencing software company, has picked out the top dangers that laptops are most vulnerable to during the summer and offers tips on how to avoid these pitfalls:
- Theft: The summer season is high-season for hackers, so it’s important to take necessary measures to protect valuable items such as laptops. Keep your computer with you at all times and use a strong password and data encryption to keep your property and its data safe.
- Viruses: It’s normal during the summer for your inbox to fill up with emails of special offers and promotions, yet many of these emails may contain malware that can steal your personal information and wipe out your hard drive. To keep your computer safe, anti-virus protection is essential.
- Heat: Increased temperatures may mean that computers cannot ventilate or cool properly. Laptops stop operating safely at 95 degrees Fahrenheit, a common temperature for many summer days. To avoid overheating it’s important to keep the ventilation fan clean and out of the direct sunlight. Cooling stands that maintain an optimum temperature or external coolers that help keep the device’s temperature down are the best products to keep laptops cool in the summer heat.
- Water: To make the most of the sun and the summer, many people take their laptops to the beach or the swimming pool, putting the device at great risk. It’s not uncommon for water splashes to get into the machinery and cause problems. Liquid-proof keyboard covers are a good idea to help avoid these problems.
“As it turns out, summer is a potentially high data losing season; therefore, organizations need to take steps to be able to retrieve business data in case it is lost,” said Kornelius Brunner, head of product management at TeamViewer. “To limit potential harm you must use a reliable back-up tool that secures data regularly and that is capable of recovering information easily. Online backup solutions come with the advantage that they can be set up extremely fast, so that data loss no longer needs to be an imminent threat of the season.”
TeamViewer’s airbackup supports organizations with safeguarding their business data without the use of an on-premise backup infrastructure. airbackup uses BackupBoost™ technology, which means extremely fast and effective data analysis, deduplication and powerful data compression. Airbackup does incremental backup on a block level, so only altered and new data blocks are transmitted. The retention of all deleted files guarantees that office workers don’t need to worry if they delete a file by accident. airbackup also comes with maximum security: The 256 bit AES encryption works with a private key users generate during the set-up process to ensure that the data is protected from unauthorized access at any time. All data is locally encrypted before the data transfer so that no one, not even the airbackup support professionals, can access it. airbackup can be downloaded at www.airbackup.com.
Based and founded in Göppingen in 2005, TeamViewer is fully focused on the development and distribution of high-end solutions for online communication, collaboration and remote monitoring of IT systems. Available in over 30 languages and with more than 200 million users worldwide, TeamViewer is one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meeting software. airbackup, a cloud-based backup solution, and ITbrain, a remote monitoring and IT asset tracking solution, complement TeamViewer’s product portfolio.
For more information, visit: www.teamviewer.com