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Data Backup: Cloud Computing vs. On-Site Options
Is your data backed up? What are your options? On-site or in the cloud? Take a few minutes now to prevent a lifetime of headaches later!
How important is your data? If a hard drive crashed, would you be able to complete your next project? Or review last years payment records? Or even be able to access client contact information? Your business runs on the data stored on your PCs but, chances are, youre not taking adequate steps to protect them.
Youre not alone in this 92% of adult computer users do not do regular backups. However, its just a matter of time before a catastrophic data loss occurs. Luckily, backing up your data is easier than ever. Both on-site and cloud-based options allow you to quickly and easily protect your data and join the ranks of the safe and sound 8%.
On-site backups are hard drives or other backup devices that are directly connected to your computers. Cloud-based backups are servers that connect remotely to your computer through the Internet. Both services provide software that can be set up to back up data manually or automatically. Each type of backup has both advantages and disadvantages.
You can also do a combination: back up all your data to a hard drive, and use a cloud service as a redundant backup for your most important work. As part of its all-purpose computer-maintenance program, the Norton 360 program includes 2 gigs of online backup to get you started with cloud-based backups.
Whatever backup method you choose, the important thing is to make that choice and begin backing up your data.
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