Posted on 10 March, 2014 in Tips, Computing

Online backup: Data security in the sky

Securely storing and saving your business's data is crucial in the modern day and age. Everything from your documents to bookkeeping files needs to be backed up in a secure environment that's easy to access from where ever you are. Let's take a look at some of the benefits to cloud computing.

Key benefits to cloud computing are:

  • Can save you money: Make sure that you crunch your numbers before making a change while it can save you money at the Computer shops, some plans can be expensive, and you might need to upgrade the data allowance on your Internet plan.
  • It's highly accessible: Stored files can be accessed anywhere via an Internet connection, and many platforms also offer apps to use with smart phones and tablets. The only drawback is if you operate your business “on the road” and have limited access to a good internet connection.
  • Data continuity: Cloud storage conveniently protects your business’s data in the event of a local disaster. If we are hit by a massive cyclone, your shed/office burns down or your laptop kicks the bucket you have the ability to pick things up from where you left it immediately.
  • Special security: Cloud storage automatically encrypts data before it’s sent over a secure Internet connection. Encryption converts information or data into a cipher or code to prevent unauthorised access. Technically, only you should be able to access your data. Always choose a provider that guarantees encryption and its own back-up in the event of server failure.
  • Automatic back ups: Cloud storage can be set up to perform back-ups automatically on a regular schedule (twice daily, for example), running soundlessly and effortlessly in the background while you concentrate on running your business.

We use the local Area 9 Cloud Storage to protect our business data. What data protection measures do you have in your business?