When the Unthinkable Happens
OneDrive, SharePoint, ImageNow, and Ours
Just when you think everything is going great an electronic tragedy can occur or almost worse a device is lost or stolen. When the phrase “it will never happen to me” comes tumbling out that is a sure sign that something is on the horizon. Hopefully you are one of the few that will have time to backup your data before you no longer have a functioning device, but on the slim chance you are not good luck getting what you claim as your whole life back. Even if you recognize the end of your device’s usable life cycle. You could be blindsided by the unexpected. The smartest rule of advice we can offer is backup early and often.
OneDrive and SharePoint
OneDrive is Microsoft’s service for hosting files in the “cloud” (much like GoogleDrive or Dropbox), as part of your Office 365 account provided by the college.
SharePoint, also called Sites, is a collaborative website which may include calendars, documents, and discussions. Work can be shared internally within your department or externally with other departments. Access can also be restricted or provided to the site and its content.
ImageNow is a document imaging system that captures documents electronically and stores the in a central server. Documents can be annotated, but not altered.
Ours, also called the “O Drive“, is the College’s on-site network storage where documents have been stored. The majority of documents will be moved to other storage solutions. VPN is required for access off-campus.