10 Reasons Why You Need Cloud Backup and Online Backup in South Africa

8 Aug

Cloud backup – also known as online backup in South Africa, is essential for your business and we would like to share with you just why it is such an important transition for any organisation! Below is our pick of the top 10 reasons:

  1. Increased cyber crime means that no connected device is really safe. Any data stored on your computer hard drive or device is at risk.
  2. Crime happens and for this reason, backing up your important or sensitive data to a flash drive or removable hard drive is simply unsafe. The unit could be stolen or even lost, taking your data with it.
  3. Data backed up in the cloud, will be available to you with a restore if you ever need to restore your data. If you are backing up to a removable device and this device gets lost or stolen, then it’s gone and you cannot restore your data from the cloud.
  4. Data stored to a hard drive can be password protected but that’s not 100% safe. Online backup offers the extra security of 256 bit data encryption and 24/7 monitoring for potential breach or risk.
  5. Cloud backups are scheduled and automatic. This means that as long as your device is connected to the internet, the backup will be done automatically for you – one less thing for you to remember to do each day.
  6. If your computer or device malfunctions or is stolen, you can quickly and easily restore all the data at no additional cost!
  7. Online backups give you the option to set your own encryption password, which only you know and can use if you need to restore your data later on. With Hard drive backups, you can’t limit access with passwords.
  8. Online backup is a budgeted cost and cheaper than buying hard drives. Chances are that you will run out of hard drive space eventually. The external hard drives have a limited life span which means that you will spend more money on buying new ones. In the long run, backups offer a much more affordable way to store your data.
  9. Save on storage space. The beauty of online backups is that they are digital and stored in the cloud. A cloud backup takes up no physical space on your work premises and you won’t have to waste time planning safe storage space for your backups / hard drives.
  10. Recovery of data is guaranteed. When using hard drives or other devices for storage, you stand the risk of damage and malfunction negatively impacting on your data. Damaged hard drives can prove impossible and extremely expensive to recover. When you backup to the cloud, these are things you won’t have to worry about.

With cyber crime constantly on the rise, it’s important that you don’t leave yourself and your business open to potential threats. Protect the integrity of your business and ensure that your data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands or get lost forever. Find out what a good data backup package features right here at Soteria Cloud.

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