cloud computingDo you know where your company data is stored? According to a recent survey by Symantec, 53% of a small business’ data is stored outside the company network, meaning it is unlikely to be protected by backup routines – leaving it extremely vulnerable to permanent loss.

Some of this data may be stored legitimately in Cloud applications such as CRM or hosted email, but much of it resides on laptops and tablets. This locally-stored data tends to be missed by backup routines so that if the device is lost, so too is the information.

One of the simplest ways to fix this situation is to move important data to a Cloud storage solution. Data is then immediately centralized, creating a single, authoritative copy of every single file and preventing the issue of multiple staff working on different copies of the same file.

A good quality Cloud storage provider offers full backup protection of data placed in their care. Some will also offer file versioning, allowing you to roll back changes made to files in error. This centralization outside the company network also means that your staff can access the information remotely, from the device of their choice, without having to worry about the data being lost permanently.

If you would like to discuss centralizing your data in the Cloud and the benefits for your business, call the Broadband Cloud Solutions team on 0141 585 6363.

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