Non-Negotiable: Backup your data!

For years now, we have learned to develop our business using computers and advanced technologies. Even though computers have turned out to be an immense help, they have also contributed to data insecurity and difficult protection for information that is vital. The last affirmation was especially valid for those of us who are small business/consumer users, those who need the Internet to protect data while taking advantage of advanced PC or laptop backup.

Using a computer on a regular basis has taught us that such technologies need to be taken care of. This is why we have programs that improve the functionality of our computers while adding security and virus protection is just not enough anymore. Backing up a computer/device or a laptop is no longer an optional task. Every day more and more people are becoming interested in cloud backup solutions.

There are also millions of people (including enterprise users) who have not discovered the advantage of cloud backup; they suffer each day from loss of valuable data and they should be informed about the existence of such innovative solutions. That’s where GEFNET comes in to save the day we’ve partnered with the award-winning Carbonite Cloud Backup Service to bring you all the data security and protection you need.

As the Internet is a pretty good resource for information, producers of PC backup solutions have started to present their products online. They have mentioned all the features that make their products so attractive and useful to the general public and enterprise users as well, including the statement that data protection is not just a dream for the future. Cloud backup is something everyone should be interested in, including those who run just a small business to large enterprises needing protection for vital data

Mobile and remote-office users along with enterprise users have been searching for data protection solutions for years. Today, technology has reached a point where files can be synchronized and sent to a central server for protection (i.e. Cloud Backup). Compressed and encrypted, they can be reached at any moment and put to good use, the central server storing the good version of files and allowing you to benefit from remote web access.

Wanting to take the modern generation of Cloud backup solutions even further, specialists have promised to introduce continuous data protection, innovative encryption and even full support for mobile devices, especially for residential users as well. The Cloud backup products are now serving a wide segment of the market, promising to gain even more popularity.

The need for data protection appears more often every day and the longer you go without protection the more risk you assume because at some point your computer will crash it’s not IF it crashes it’s when it crashes will you be safe?

The concept of data protection has always been linked with the one of data recovery. This is one of the main reasons why Cloud backup products include both these two features as the basic foundation. The same specialists are constantly working to develop even more advanced Cloud backup solutions, wanting to reach an even wider segment of the market.

Probably one of the most attractive things about cloud backup solutions is that they can be implemented for both PC and MAC computers. You are given constant protection of the data you have sent to the cloud, feeling indeed the advantages of this groundbreaking technology. Without a doubt, both computer enterprise/residential users and PC office users are taking delight in these backup products presented online, being particularly interested in securing their files from data loss.

Now, a good rule of thumb for backups is the 3-2-1 backup rule it states you should:

  • 3. Have at least three copies of your data.
  • 2. Store the copies on two different forms of media.
  • 1. Keep one backup copy offsite.

But what does that even mean?  Well, 2 forms of media where media is anything like CD’s external hard drives or your personal computer.  so 3 copies of your data would be 1 copy (the original copy on your computer) 1 copy on an external hard drive and 1 copy off-site (i.e. cloud backup)

Let me ask you do you have a computer backup program/plan?

Is your data safe? if your computer crashed tomorrow (as unlikely as that may be) what would you lose?

I’ll leave you with that thought.

*Carbonite partner links are used throughout this post if you’d like to purchase a backup plan feel free to use the links provided then call me to arrange free setup and installation.

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