When you can't access your files, data, report, etc. because your computer crashed - your attorney-client is not going to be sympathetic. With all the technology even the smallest firm uses today, I think we should all have a dedicated computer tech on staff. Since that is not realistic, it would be wise to know some basics that can help prevent the worst from happening (but keep a techie's number on hand at all times just in case
This post from The Working Guy, Christopher Null, “How to Keep Your PC From Crashing” explains seven steps even a novice can take to prevent disasters such as losing that expert report due tomorrow.