Technology @ Dowling
|Academic Information Services
Dowling College is not responsible for your data. Students are responsible for
safeguarding their own work.
- Save your work frequently.
Reason: Computers can crash unexpectedly.
Work and information that is not saved is
lost! Please save yourself headaches and
- Save your work on two floppies and/or Zip disks.
Reason: Floppies are not reliable and can be
damaged easily. Always have a backup copy of your
work. Also, consider using a Zip disk as they are sturdier
- E-Mail your final work.
Reason: Electronic form of your work in a trusted
storage space is the most reliable way of keeping
your final work. DON'T email your work to an
unestablished e-mail service because you don't
know when they might unexpectedly go out-
of-business. We recommend you use your Dowling
- Do not consistently save your work on floppy disks.
Reason: We can't emphasize this more even though
it's already mentioned in Tip #2. Make backups and
e-mail your work. Floppy disks can be unreliable.
If your disk becomes corrupted, we cannot guarantee
that your work will be retrievable.
- Do not pull out your disk when GREEN light is on.
Reason: A green light means the computer is
still reading off or writing to the disk. Pulling out the disk
with a lit green light, means interrupting the
computer's reading/writing process. This causes damaged