It seems 2009 is the year of online outages. All the major web-based email and collaboration providers have had some glitch or another with their systems. That includes Google, Yahoo (today!), and Hotmail.
The fiasco with the Danger (T-Mobile Sidekick) units is another example of how people nearly lost all their important data.
It never hurts to have a backup of your data on a file on your computer. Never. And doing it takes less than 5 minutes. In fact, you don’t even need to purchase a full version of CompanionLink to do it!
If you use Google, you can just download a 14-day CompanionLink evaluation version from our website and use it to back up your data to desktop software like Outlook, Lotus Notes or Palm Desktop. You can also export it from there to a CSV file or other data format that you can save somewhere safe.