The cloud

The sky’s the limit when you back up to the cloud



Cloud services are becoming increasingly popular for businesses that are looking to increase the security and accessibility of their corporate data.
Gone are the days when multiple back ups on an array of tapes and hard drives would be required to cover for a creaking server – now data can be stored much more efficiently and cost effectively remotely, bringing a number of benefits to businesses that take the plunge.
Cloud storage can be accessed from absolutely anywhere, providing you have a stable internet connection and suitable device to access it from. The vast majority of cloud services can be accessed through smartphones or tablets – while working like a dream on both PCs and Macs.
The way in which cloud documents sync back up to the server means that you always have the latest version of that important document at hand, without ever having to hunt through multiple versions to find the one that you’re looking for.
And the fact that backups are automatic means that it is one less time commitment for employees, while ensuring that the latest versions of files are always available with the click of a button – so there’s no need to painstakingly search through recovered documents to discover which changes have been made.
Because you don’t have to carry a USB stick or portable hard drive, you don’t have to worry quite so much about data loss. Usually cloud services feature multiple levels of redundancy, which means that if your data is lost or deleted backups can be easily located and made available instantly.
Virtually all the major suppliers have stringent security in place thanks to encrypted servers so that the risks associated with storing your data can be minimised. This is vitally important in a digital world where time is money and data is a company’s core, primary asset. And that is why the cloud has transformed the backup industry.


What’s more, with an increasing number of packages available, many of which are priced at competitive rates, there has never been a better time to take the proverbial plunge and jump on board.