Despite a widening public acceptance of cloud technology and the security benefits
it adds, many businesses still aren’t convinced of the importance and need for cloud backup in keeping their business data protected. Whether it’s because they think they’re safe with physical device storage or they don’t think data loss can happen to them — running a business without a cloud backup in place can have devastating, yet preventable, repercussions. While there are many reasons to adopt cloud backup into your business’s overall data management plan, these are the core benefits that you may be overlooking if you’ve been operating your business without this critical component:
Reduced costs and improve scalability
Cloud backup simplifies and improves upon physical device storage in many ways (which we will touch on more below) but most notably to business owners observiant of cost efficiency, it is less expensive to maintain and affords greater options for scalability.
Rather than purchasing and maintaining expensive equipment, and employing professionals to design and maintain it, businesses can store and backup their data with a reliable cloud backup provider. Data is stored securely in the cloud and monitored by experts, with unlimited storage level expansion just an upgrade away.
Eliminate data loss for good
Data loss has many faces. It can come in the form of natural disaster (like flood or fire), physical device damage, theft or loss, and as a result of human error. Many physical storage devices are unsuited to withstand these data loss risks and don’t afford businesses the ability to recover data when it’s been jeopardized.
Often, with physical device storage, data destroyed, deleted or lost is gone forever. This can put businesses at risk financially and legally
— slowing or even halting operations, raising red flags among regulators, and damaging a business’s reputation among customers.
Businesses that utilize cloud backup and who face the same risks are able to eliminate data loss for good and recover from potential disasters faster or even before they occur — preventing these business threats from wreaking havoc.