Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
7 Benefits of Cloud Online Backup for your Business
If you run a business, the importance of having a backup solution in place probably goes without saying. What is worth a mention, though, is how you go about backing up your data. For most businesses a disaster recovery plan involves copying all data to disc or external hard-drive; however, both methods pose security (there isn’t any) and data loss risks (discs and hard-drives are as prone to failure as computers). While using discs or hard-drives to back up data is definitely better than nothing, a more suitable solution is cloud online backup and here are seven reasons why.
1. Enhanced security
It is important that sensitive data be kept away from prying eyes. Unless you are a technical expert, encrypting hard-drive or disc data is hard to do – with cloud online backup encryption is done automatically using 256-bit military grade encryption, so no one can intercept a transfer.
2. Offsite storage
In the event of a disaster such as a fire or flood, you can take peace of mind from the fact your data is safe. ITWiser stores your data in secure data centres around the world.
3. Simple recovery
With cloud online backup, you can forget about having to remember where you put that memory stick. Files can be restored from any computer with just a few clicks of a mouse.
4. Management and monitoring
ITWiser’s backup servers are monitored nonstop and customers are able to fully monitor backups themselves on the web. Our system takes an initial backup of files, which are then scanned live or every 24-48 hours for changes.
5. Enhanced IT efficiency
Cloud online backup eliminates the need for traditional backup solutions, which in turn lessens reliance on IT support with no hardware or changeover issues to deal with. This can help your business reduce staffing costs.
6. Cost effective
With no upfront hardware and software costs to worry about and no need for IT support, cloud online backup is the most cost-effective disaster recovery solution on the market.
7. Expands with your business
As your company grows, so does the amount of data you need to protect. Using traditional methods will mean purchasing additional hardware for more gigabytes of space; with cloud online backup, though, your storage needs can be expanded instantly as and when required.