Making regular backups of your data ensures that your information will always be available when you need it. Laptops have a higher likelihood of data loss, with rough handling. IRT recommends that you back up your files EVERY DAY, and now with the new data security program, the University has a new centralized CrashPlan backup server for students, staff and employees to use.
If you use your computer to access Prohibited or Restricted Stanford information, you MUST use the centralized backup server, and it is highly recommended that you do so if you access any kind of Stanford information at all, whether it's calendar, files or email.
Find out more about the CrashPlan backups here.