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Moving Data to the Cloud for Data Backup

posted 18 Nov 2010, 14:06 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 18 Nov 2010, 14:07 ]

There is a fantastic business value in cloud computing --
lowering costs and increasing business agility. A company's
data is valuable, and vulnerable,so cloud is an especially
conducive environment for an online backup service


Most business owners know one of the biggest problems to
contend with these days is cybercriminals, who are after
money. Stealing data to generate illegal profits is their
business. It also means they are not afraid to hijack the
computing power of a company's PCs and servers to steal
other people's data in order to generate a big profit.

In-the-cloud computing offers a secure personal cloud to
individual consumers, featuring automatic online backup
service and data synchronization of files to a secure online
file storage center across multiple Internet-connected
devices and computers.

Businesses of all sizes are at risk and successful hacks
could be devastating to smaller businesses. They usually
have limited IT resources, and just being connected to the
Internet is reason enough to worry. In fact, 93 percent of
all companies that suffer significant data loss close down
within five years.

Today, how can business owners avoid becoming just another
statistic? Computer failures, theft, or natural disasters
never happen according to a time schedule, so an online
backup service needs to protect your data securely with
continuous backup in real-time. Files should be
automatically copied within moments of you saving them so
your data is safe.

You probably want all of your important data files backed
up, synchronized, and safe, but also you probably want to be
able to easily access and share your files remotely via the
Internet. After all, workers in other parts of the world -
in offices or working virtually - need to have access to
data.

Digital file sharing with colleagues or friends and family
should have no limits on data file size and unlimited speed
is a must. You should be able to share your media with
whoever you want through instant messaging, social
networking sites, or email. If you or your employees use
multiple computers, it is common to want to access
documents, or even photos and videos.

Furthermore, a good online backup service allows you to
access these items when on the go from any Internet-enabled
computer or mobile phone. Your files need to be synchronized
and up-to-date across multiple computers with a special
software client that can be downloaded to any device. An
online storage solution should also include encryption,
access control, failsafe software, and firewalls.

Social networking means consumers want to sync and share
their digital life in real time &#822  simply and easily.
Pictures and files are immediately secured, and accessible
from any device at your fingertips. Storing irreplaceable
photos, music, and documents in a single safe location
that's administered by industry leader in Internet security,
will put your mind at ease.

It doesn't matter which solution you choose, it must be
simple to set up and easy to use, and an online backup
service must work silently in the background, automatically
providing data backup and restoring your files in the event
of a disaster, accident, or loss.

Ultimately, cloud storage is about the best insurance plan
you can get for your important electronic data. Bur
remember, not all cloud security is created equal. Before
making a final decision on which online backup service to
subscribe to, carefully consider the vendor's experience in
content security so that you will be getting secure online
data recovery with continuous access.


About the Author:

Kristin Gabriel is a marketer for Trend Micro™, a
global leader in content security. SafeSync™ is its
economically priced online backup service for storing
irreplaceable documents, photos, videos, and music in a
single safe location that's administered by Trend
Micro.http://www.safesync.com

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