Department of Defense

Save Energy & Reduce Employee Downtime Through Smart Backups

Computer hardware and software failure may result in employee downtime and lost work. Some people mitigate this by backing up files on external hard disks. Unfortunately, backing up files can take up to several hours when the employee has more than 100 GB of data, which results in the inability to do work on the computer during that time. Computer access is critical to completing most tasks. The other option is to backup overnight, which results in leaving computers on overnight and wasting valuable energy. My idea is to purchase external HDs for every employee and to utilize computer software that is capable of shuttting down the computer after backing up the files. The synergistic benefits will encourage employees to perform more frequent backups and shut down their computers to save the government energy.

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Idea No. 10099