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Online Data Storage Is Security For Everyone

Aug 27, 2007
Sitting and watching the evening news about the impending hurricane and fire seasons, I can't help but wonder if the businesses who are going to be in those areas of the United States have completed their disaster recovery plans.

One vital thing that every single business today, whether it is a small home-based business or a multi-million dollar corporation, must have is a well thought out disaster recovery plan.

A disaster recovery plan is a necessary plan which you create to protect with your electronic data and how it will be backed up and possibly retrieved in the case of a disaster.

Your disaster recovery plan does not have to be terribly formal, but it does need to be something you take care of today if you do not yet have one. Waiting until tomorrow just won't do. This is something of the utmost importance for the security of your business.

The first thing you need to know in formulating your disaster recovery plan is that all electronic information in the form of documents, spreadsheets, files, and e-mail messages need to be copied.

While an easy copy onto a CD or DVD can be practical if you have very little data for a small business, the reality is that most businesses, even your small business, have much more information than will fit onto a CD or DVD. Most of us are lured into a false sense of security until something happens, and we lose all of our irreplaceable data on it.

One great alternative to using a CD or DVD for backup is to use online data storage. Online data storage is provided by a service which has a large center full of nothing but file servers. They allow you to connect to them, via a secure Internet connection, and copy all of your server onto one of their servers.

All of the transmission is encrypted so that it cannot be read or stolen by anyone else online. In addition, if you do not use a file server then you can upload from your individual computers.

As an additional layer of protection, all of the online backup providers back up their servers nightly onto tape media. This ensures that even if their facility has some sort of disaster, you would still be able to get a copy of your data.

Business people understand their business. They know they need data backup, but many don't care to know the technical details of their electronic storage. Online data storage providers will make your backup solutions an easy process. Just a few clicks on the internet is all you need to know.

An online data storage service is a good part of any disaster recovery plan. By uploading your data to a server which is far from your physical location, you can be assured that your data is safe and secure.

If you live in an area prone to natural disasters, such as fires and hurricanes, using an online service is the best option you can choose.
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When a natural or man-made disaster threatens your electronic data, you will be secure with online data storage from Global Data Vault. Avoid downtime and prevent revenue loss with online data storage. Online at http://www.globaldatavault.com.
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