I'll be honest, I'm a little OCD in a variety of areas on my life. Normally one of those is how I keep things organized on my computer. The challenge lately is that I've been so busy I haven't had the time to organize my files the way I normally do. You can tell when I'm staying busy if you look at my Desktop and there are shortcuts and files everywhere. My computer Desktop functions very much like a desktop in my real-life: a flat surface where anything and everything ends up landing until I take the time to work through the piles and sort things into the appropriate archives or in Circular Bin #13.
I came across this handy little graphic from SingleHop that offers private cloud hosting. The graphicÂ helps someone take a few weeks and get things organized on their computer and then coordinate how they can then start archiving those files for back-up purposes on cloud server storage online.
I use quite a few different cloud hosting storage options depending on the different files and needs that I have. I use services like Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Dropbox and good ol' FTP to keep things organized. The key to any of these services and all of these efforts is to think about what you need and then find the option that works best for you and your system. Whatever you choose though you need to be sure you keep things organized and updated, and BACKED-UP! Don't let the next time you think about getting a back be when you actually needed to have one. Take care of it today so you'll be ready for the day that you hope never comes that you actually need it.