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Often the need to back up your mobile is what we realize after the first loss. Our friend, an IT-expert and writer Trevor Dobrygovski, has decided to focus on this important, yet technically simple question.
Once the decision has been made to transit data from traditional computer storage to online storage, the next question is how to select a reliable provider.
After all, files are only as secure as the company that holds them, and they cannot be accessed if the provider goes out of business. A careful evaluation of the company’s needs will produce a list of services that providers must offer to be considered. Along with this, answering the following five questions gives business leaders the key information necessary to choose an online storage service:
This is often the primary concern of those new to the concept of online storage. Business leaders express concern that sensitive information can be compromised more easily when it is virtual, as opposed to being contained in traditional storage devices.
Providers of online storage have taken every possible step to minimize this risk, with the most reputable services offering encrypted transfer of files. Complex passwords that cannot be guessed are required for online security. When multiple employees will access the files, select a service that is set up for role-based access control.
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How to Backup Quickly and Effectively
Data is critical for most businesses. Emails, files, invoices, customer details, financial information…So it’s vital that we look after it and that means backing up regularly and effectively.
There are loads of different ways you can back up. You can back up to USB, to external hardware, to a NAS or tape drive… Some ways are more effective than others, and it really does depend on how much data you have. But what’st the best way? How can you be sure that your business critical information is safely backed up, waiting to be restored in the event of an emergency data loss?
Well the most reliable way by far, is an automated offsite solution that backs up to a schedule and is kept safely away from your business premises. Online backup services are designed specifically for this purpose and are fully managed by your provider meaning peace of mind for you.
So how does it work?
Well, in a nutshell you are replicating your data to a server on your provider’s premises using an encrypted remote internet connection. This server would usually be in a data centre containing racks and racks of servers, protected by high levels of security and fully maintained on your behalf.
It means that if there is some sort of disaster at your offices – fire, flood, theft or a serious hardware failure for example – then your data is safely backed up in the data centre and can be restored by your provider in no time, getting you back up and running in the shortest time possible.
And really, you need to do very little yourself at all. Automated online backup services are fully managed by your IT provider taking the burden away from you and your employees.
About the author: axon IT is a Microsoft Gold Partner with Virtualization Competency, working in the field of outsourced IT support, consultancy and training to both large and small businesses throughout the North of England. Check out their external hardware recommendations.