According to Symantec’s 2013 report, 60% of companies that lose their data go out of business within just months. These frightening numbers are a reminder that it is wise to safeguard our important data against unexpected catastrophe or loss, and backing up files locally to another place like an external hard drive, USB, or disc has long been a common practice.
But, what if that backup location meets disaster? Local backups cannot completely ensure the safety of your data, so what can you do to protect yourself and your business?
Luckily, with today’s technology, individuals and businesses have a much more secure option for protecting their data—cloud file backup. Cloud service providers offer a useful means to backup your files online, in the virtual realm of “the cloud,” where you can easily access them from any device with internet access, at any time, without having to worry about theft, fire, or other problems that can endanger your files.
Let’s look at some of the many benefits of cloud-based file backup: