Online backup is often misconstrued as an application only accessible to big businesses with lots of money. Whilst once upon a time this may have been true, it isn’t today. Thanks to the explosion in the online backup industry, online storage providers are now a much more cost effective backup solution for businesses of all sizes than in previous years.
The days of businesses performing time consuming manual backups are long gone. Online backup has revolutionized PC backup. By storing your data on a third party remote server you encrypt it to a level not previously possible, exponentially increase the safety of your company data and that’s just the beginning. Online backup can be set to backup your company data from a variety of locations all to one server, perfect if your business has multiple offices.
Another way online backup benefits small businesses is by not needing any intrusive hardware to be installed. Instead software can be downloaded via the web easily by all users and a simple, slick interface installed. No extensive IT departments are needed to monitor uploads or maintain hardware, instead individuals can be responsible for their backup and the online backup provider is responsible for the rest.
Another feature of online backup which benefits small business with multiple staff is automated backup. PC backup no longer has to be the responsibility of individual staff, instead it can be automated to ensure it is done. The frequency of this can be set by the business, but effectively it removes the human element which so often causes data loss.
Only backup is set to be the norm in a matter of years, so while small businesses may still not be on board yet, they will be soon enough.