Cloud storage has become the most convenient and efficient way to store data, and there are loads of different service providers available.

So, what is it?

It’s actually just the internet, to be more specific, it’s everything you can access remotely through the internet. If something is stored on the cloud it means the file is being stored on an online internet server, rather than in your computer hard drive.

Examples of well-known cloud services are Gmail or Yahoo Email. The emails in your inbox are all web based and stored online, rather than being an application on your hard drive. This allows you to access your emails from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.

So why should you switch to the cloud?

The cloud is extremely convenient and reliable, you can access your files anywhere, even if something happens to your device, so your data will always be safe. All file types are supported and you can choose how much your storage allowance is so you never have to worry about your computer running out of memory space. We all know how annoying those ‘your disk is almost full’ messages are!

You can easily share files with multiple people at the same time, or you can lock them for only you to see. Everything is controlled by you and only accessible to who you choose to have access.

Using this solution saves you A LOT of money in the long run, as it prevents you having to spend loads of money on purchasing and maintaining equipment.

When it comes to cybersecurity, there are a lot of benefits when using cloud backups for your systems. The cloud is a great form of protection against any potential ransomware attacks, because even if you get locked out of your system you can still access your files. Cloud software has its own built in security, giving you an extra layer of protection and more control over who can access your files. The cloud really is an essential ingredient in creating a multi-level security system.

If you are interested in setting up the cloud please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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