“Building a company is way easier than managing one and actually taking it to all new heights with one vision in mind. If you have already started working in this direction, then it’s the perfect time to think about how the future will look like after 15-20 years,” adds Alka Kalra, a Technical Writer from India. A lot of things would have changed by then, and you need to plan them well in advance. To keep your road to glory comfortable, take certain decisions now. One of these decisions is to store your data in a way that it can be reused after years.
No Paper Work Is Good Enough
Regardless of how companies used to work a few decades now, you cannot continue with the same methods anymore and expect amazing results. They used to keep their data in the form of paper files and would stock them for years. Now imagine that same situation today and a fire breaks into your office premise or data room.
With no backup of the data, do you believe you will ever be able to use that data again?
The answer is a big NO.
This is the reason why storing data in the paper form isn’t going to work in today’s time. With the internet, you should start taking digital records of all your data. Considering the next 15-20 years, even this is not enough. Unless your data is saved on a highly secured cloud-based platform with multiple backups, you cannot imagine it to be safe. So, set a record retention schedule in your office and automate the process, so that even if you miss to store data manually, it automatically gets stored online.
Use this method to keep your data safe for decades.