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Why Would You Need "Remote" Data Backup?

Mar 1, 2008
Well, almost everything important nowadays seems to be stored in our computers. Let's face it, in our information-oriented society, you can't afford to lose your valuable data. Doing so could possibly be the end of one's business at worst, and at the very least, the loss of many important legal and financial documents, family photos (since we're all going digital now) important emails, and, well, you get the idea.

Besides the smart option of having an external hard drive, (more on that later) you may want to consider a remote data backup system for your home or business computers. This allows you to keep copies of your critical information and data files at a secured data center well away from your office or home - and away from the natural disasters that might be limited to your home or business location. These online data backup businesses have become more popular in recent years out of necessity, really; hurricanes in Florida and the Gulf states, floods in the mid-west, and power failures across entire states a few years ago.

Remote data backups can be provided for all electronic data in your home or office. In case of system failures, natural disasters, viruses, fires, and theft, you won't have to pull your hair out wondering what you're going to do to replace the lost data. Insurance can cover your equipment, but lost data is, well, lost. If you do happen lose a file or photo, or if it gets corrupted, (which happens more than I'd like to admit) you only have to log in to your remote data backup account, and access the saved version of the file.

Remote data backup systems are a godsend to small and medium-sized business, and perhaps most especially for those members of our society that are increasingly working from home. Small businesses and home offices can't usually afford a tech team of their own, not to mention entire backup servers and such. So knowing that there is always a backup to your important data available can give one incredible peace of mind.

Another important asset to having your data backed up via an online service, is the ability to access any of it while on the road. If you have to access your data while away from home or office, you only need the specific access codes given to you by your provider to access the data.

Oh, remember I mentioned backing up your data with external hard drives? My sister, who is a photographer and travels extensively, backed up her photos on an external hard drive and lost many important photos when her 2 month old hard drive failed. The company agreed to replace the drive at no cost of course, but the damage was already done - photos lost. As for me, a graphic designer and internet marketer, I've looked around for the best solutions to keep my art and data files safe and secure. An external hard drive is a big help, but not a complete solution. Seems like backing up your data through an online "remote" service just makes sense.
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Backing up your valuable data with an online service can be easier and less expensive than you might think. You can try out one of these services for free to see how it works - and how it might benefit you and your business, by going to Remote Data Backups.
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