We wrote an article not long ago detailing five ways that online backups can save you money. In this article, we’re expanding on that to highlight a whole raft of good reasons why you should consider using online backups… full stop! And here they are…
We’ve already mentioned that online backups can save you money, but it is still one of the top reasons to use them so we thought it was worth mentioning it again. Put simply, online backups give you full data protection for a predictable monthly cost. Compared with other backup solutions such as tape, online backups are extremely cost effective. There are no initial costs for hardware or setup and the price per unit reduces the more your data file grows.
Once set up, online backups pretty much operate on a ‘fire and forget’ basis if you want them to. You simply set the software to run on demand, or to a schedule, and you ‘tell’ it what to back up and it will do as you command.
Changes to the data backup process, times or data selection, can be done easily by you, the user. At Blue Sky Computer Solutions, we simply monitor the infrastructure behind the scenes, meaning little or no input is required from us ongoing.
If you include online backups as part of your business continuity plan, they can help to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and data protection regulations.
It’s important to remember that your data is backed up incrementally, and not in entirety every time. This means that the time taken to carry out a backup is reduced considerably. Also, as everything is automated, your time is freed up to boost productivity.
When a backup takes place, two copies of your data are stored offsite in two state of the art data centres. Connectivity to these centres is protected by a military level encryption key known only to you. They can’t be stolen or burnt.
The online backup software allows you to retrieve just single files or do a full restore. As long as you have an internet connection, you can access your backed up data. Time spent restoring files in the event of a disaster is reduced significantly.
With other types of backup, businesses find their data file grows to a point where new hardware is required. With online backups, however, this is not the case. The data limit can be increased quickly and easily to a new agreed limit and the increase is added to your next invoice.
Whether you’re a small business based from home, an SME, or even a larger enterprise, our online backup solution will work for you. In this instance… size doesn’t matter.
Because of the way the software works, you can back up from anywhere with an internet connection whilst you’re on the move. Put simply, that means you don’t have to be in the office for a backup to take place.
At Blue Sky Computer Solutions, we’ve worked with businesses across Northamptonshire and further beyond to successfully implement online backup solutions. Whether you work from home, or are a small business operating from an office location, we can help you set one up too.
So if you’re concerned that you don’t yet have a backup procedure in place, or would like to switch to online backups, give us a call!