Never Lose Anything Ever Again with a Cloud Hard Drive

by | Sep 3, 2014 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

A Cloud Hard Drive Could Save The Day

Have you ever lost a document and wished you had it back? Or maybe you worked on something at work and wanted to finish it at home, but you had no way to access your file unless you somehow moved the server. Or, maybe you worked on something for weeks and then the server “crashed” and now it is gone, never to be seen again. There are easy solutions for this!

A cloud hard drive is a piece of technology that will make your long back-up days obsolete. Your days will become easier, files will be found quicker, and working from home might not be out of the question.

A cloud hard drive is a place online that stores all files and materials, just like a server back-up would. A cloud is an online server that stores all information, just not on a big, on-site server. It is a place that can be accessed anywhere and remotely.

There are several different services available for a cloud hard drive. If you google the term, hundreds of different companies show up and want your business. There are a few things to consider when trying to decide how to set up your cloud hard drive and what business to go with.

1. Security. You want to make sure the company that sets up your cloud hard drive has some form of security. Since the cloud is based online, you do not want to grant anyone access to it. You want it to be encrypted with some sort of code or password that allows only employees and even certain employees access to it. Security is a primary concern for any online technology.

2. Will the company stay in business? Look at the longevity of the company and what they have done so far. Many new companies start technology businesses and end up having to close down to a competitive market or not being able to offer reliable services. With so many options to choose from, you want to make sure that you choose a company with a reputable business plan.

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3. Cost. Some companies are charging excessive prices for a product that is simple and could be set up by yourself. Be sure to pick a competitive company that is priced reasonable for what they offer. Some people are technologically savvy and can figure out how to create a cloud backup on their own. There are also free services online for some sorts of storage (for example, dropbox). However, as a business it would be nice to have another business to work with that can manage your back-up and your cloud hard drive and give directions on how to work the program. Many companies offer a tech line to ask questions and get direct answers when having problems.

For more information about cloud hard drives and services that are associated with cloud hard drives please contact us.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.