The Importance of Backing Up Your Business Data
It might seem like saving multiple times to multiple folders is enough to keep your data safe. Some may even use a flash drive to ensure they’ll never lose their data. The reality is, computers crash. Flash drives are lost. Data is hardly safe, these days. And for most people, their business data is deeply important. Losing it could mean losing your job. When the stakes are this high, you’re going to want to invest in throwing your data into an online backup system.
Ways you can protect your data
There are different ways to do this over the internet, and many different services. Each one will do just about what they advertise, with a few differences in between. They are all much safer than a flash drive! If you’re going to be backing up your data, these are the methods you need to consider.
Free cloud storage– Apps like Google Drive are designed to keep your files safe within a database that can’t get lost or destroyed by conventional means. For the average user, Drive is an excellent choice, because you get 15 gigabytes of storage for free. That’s several thousand pictures, and quite a lot of documents. You can also pay up to $9.99 a month to receive an entire terabyte of storage.
Free backup sites– You get what you pay for. These work in much the same way that could systems do, in that they will sell you extra storage when you need more. They aren’t always entirely safe, and you should always do your research before uploading your files to a free website. Scammers prowl the internet for unassuming victims who would upload to the wrong site.
Paid backup sites– You’re going to get a lot more storage with these systems. Some may even let you have a free trial. While you should still do your research before uploading to a paid site, they can generally be much safer than free ones, if the business is legitimate.
Do you need help finding a way to backup your data? Working Nets can help!
We specialize in making technology easier for you. If the idea of uploading data to a cloud seems daunting, our experts can help you–without the ego. No one is going to make you feel inferior for not understanding, and we’re going to help you understand by the time we’re finished. Outsourcing your IT can give you peace of mind and allow you to take care of the things that are important for your company. Working Nets is a Maryland-based IT Service and Security company that services small businesses nationwide. We’re always on top of emerging cyber security trends and threats so you don’t have to be.
To talk to someone about managed IT for your business, give us a call at (443) 992-7394. We’d be happy to assist you with your professional business networking needs.