Clearing The Mist Around Cloud Backup

April 11, 2016

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As organisations cope with the growing amount of data being generated on a daily basis, it comes as no surprise that data protection is one of the biggest challenges for small to medium size businesses. Most companies would consider their data to be their most valuable asset and unfortunately for some, without their data they have no business. Organisations are now searching for new ways to manage their data in secure, efficient and cost effective ways.

Over the past decade cloud back-up has emerged as the solution to this ever growing problem, lowering costs by up to 90% compared to on premise solutions. The cloud has undoubtedly changed the data backup industry; we look at the top 5 reasons why –

   1. Cost Reduction
In the current climate, it comes as no surprise that costs plays a key factor in any business decision. Small businesses don’t have unlimited IT budgets, therefore it’s important to use a solution that doesn’t incur a large capital expenditure. Cloud back-up takes advantage of existing infrastructure, so you don’t need to buy or install expensive equipment, furthermore, it can reduce costs up to 90% in comparison to on-premise solutions.

  2. Anytime, anywhere access
Cloud backup is not only flexible, but efficient too. Having data in the cloud allows you to access your data anytime, anywhere (providing there’s an internet connection).

  3.  Protection
As more and more employees are creating and storing corporate data on laptops, tablets and smartphones data loss and breaches are becoming an increasing problem. Cloud Back-up allows you to back-up information to a central repository in the event that these devices are lost or stolen and allows end-to-end protection.

Keeping data off-site also has its benefits, even if business files are backed up on a file server what happens in the case of a hurricane, fire, flood or theft? Computers and backups could all be destroyed. Keeping data in the cloud allows it to stay safe at all times.

  4. Simplicity
Cloud back-up can take you from zero to protected in less than 30 minutes and with just a few clicks of the mouse back-up files can be found easily and restored.

  5. Time saved
On premise back-up is not only costly but also time consuming. Time is actually one of the most commonly stated reasons that companies aren’t backing up there data already. Cloud Back-up eliminates the additional time commitments as files are automatically and continuously backed up.

Unfortunately, most businesses know what its likes to loose valuable data, up to 14% of organisations are never able to restore lost data.

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