Original Post From Regina Woodard
When it comes to technology, more and more midsize business IT professionals are looking for ways in which to store and retrieve their data and information as well as that of their clients and consumers. As these businesses go online to reach these current and potential consumers, IT departments wonder how they will be able to keep their data safe and keep any backups for those consumers.
Cloud backup solutions are an important aspect for any IT department within a midsize business; every ITprofessional and expert will tell you that backing up the files on a computer should always be done in order to make sure that files aren't lost due to accidental deletion, viruses, malware, or hard drive crashes. A business' data and information can be essential to the company.
Data and information for a business can include consumer and client information, financial information as well as reports, statistics, and other things that a business or company needs to do business. Hard drive crashes or server crashes can take down a business for days, weeks, months, or years depending on how much of their data had been on the network and the system. Backups have been an essential part of ensuring that even when a business goes down, they aren't down for long.
Cloud technology has made it easier for people and companies to store their data and information; several solutions exist to ensure that this information will still exist even during a system crash or even an operating system switch or upgrade. The VAR Guy outlined seven qualities of vendors who utilize successful cloud backup and recovery, qualities that midsize business IT professionals should consider when looking into solutions for their backup.
Quality and reputation should be the first things to look for. While pricing is also a consideration, not all cheap prices equal that of a quality and reputable product; the quality of a service includes satisfied customers who have used the service and would recommend it to others. Scalability is another important aspect of choosing a cloud backup solution; cloud backup and recovery vendors should be able to offer products or services for businesses who will or are in the midst of growing.
A midsize business today can grow to be a major corporation tomorrow, so it's important that a cloud backup system be able to handle the growth of the company, able to meet its needs when incorporating thousands or millions of bytes of data and information. A vendor should also be able to meet the needs of a company's differing operating systems. While many businesses may run on the Windows platform, there also plenty of businesses that will run on the Apple platform and as more and more people move toward tablets and smartphones, these systems combine to make multifaceted workplaces.
For IT professionals within midsize businesses, cloud backup solutions should be an important consideration when looking to move into the cloud. With these solutions, businesses can continue to grow, while having their backup system grow with them.
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