Re: IT costs
If the owner won't do anything, the best you can do is copy your work files to a flash or external drive so your stuff isn't lost in case of a drive failure. Encourage coworkers to do the same, or copy shared files to your device, too. I can't even remember how many times just having essential data on another storage device has saved me. You can always replace a machine and the software with a little money and work - you can't recreate data. I daily copy key stuff that changes often, and the rest weekly. You can even email files to yourself, if the emails are stored somewhere other than your machine. I keep my important data on an encrypted flash drive, and take it with me everywhere. If my work or home burns down, I can recover - and the encryption keeps the data safe if I lose the flash drive.
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