Online Backup Solutions for Beginners
Online Backup- Whether for business, school work, personal use or pleasure, there is a high chance that you will own a computer before 2020, simply because the world is fast becoming computerised. Look around, and you’ll see that almost all services or products that you use on a daily basis make use of a computer related platform or function.
While all these developments are plausible, there is still the factor of the gross unreliability that computing paraphernalia are known for. I have run out of fingers counting the number of times I have lost files due to hard drive failure, viral attacks and even as a result of theft. Which leads us to our discussion of why you should backup everything from your music files to your office documents?
Not so long ago, the privilege to backup everything online was a reserve for rich multinational companies. However nowadays it’s slowly becoming possible for even personal users to enjoy the same. One of the easiest ways to backup everything is through an online backup service provider who allows you to do so via a platform or a software configuration. The data or files are usually encrypted before they leave your computer or portal, so it’s virtually impossible for anyone to access it during transit.
Therefore, for a business owner, you can backup everything that you deem valuable to you; from your tax records, stock holdings, bank statements, and wage details and even VAT records. You can also convert your contact list to PDF format and save it in the cloud. This will mean that all data or files that you might need for the smooth running of your business will be safely tucked away in offsite and remote locations. In case of any eventuality, your operations can be up and running again in no time.
For the homeowner, whether or not you choose to backup everything online is entirely up to you. Nevertheless, it might help to know that over 1000 laptops were stolen from UK homes alone in 2014. I can’t begin to imagine the anguish the owners had to go through before replacing their personal files. In an age where everything is digital and in softcopy, including the very photos we take for the sake of our fond memories, it is possible that you have your entire life embedded in your laptop’s hard drive. Which, of course, implies that should you lose the gadget, all your digital footprint also goes in smoke?
The last reason why you should backup everything, it’s simply because it easy and cheap to do so. The only thing you will need to be in a position to enjoy this service is an email account and maybe free software. The software will act as the user interface needed for the platform. After that, the rest is just a breeze. Most of the cloud services today have an email alert feature to notify the subscribers whenever a successful online backup is made. This way, you can rest knowing that all you’re critical and personal data is always available.