Keep Your Data Accessible and Safe with Cloud-Based Platforms

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Some data loss happens with six percent of all computers. While that doesn’t sound like much, when it’s your computer and your business that’s losing this data, that amount might feel considerably larger.

According to a 2013 Harris Interactive poll, many computer users never back up their data. In fact, 30% claim not to do so at all. When businesses do conduct backups, 34% claimed that they never tested them. When businesses did test their backups, 77% discovered that they didn’t work.

Why doesn’t everyone back up their data? That’s an excellent question, the answers to which are probably as unique as each user that decides to back up their data or not.

Given human nature, it’s possible there’s an underlying assumption that what goes into the computer stays in the computer. In other words, backups are automatic.

Google Drive, however, does provide automatic backups of the work you do within its system. With Google auto backup, you are able to create, access, and manage content. Your work is then saved in the cloud.

The work you do within this platform is protected with a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is the current standard security technology. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your browser and web server.

Google Drive offers 15 gigabytes (GB) of free storage. When you want or need more, there are data storage packages available. Google Drive for Work provides unlimited storage for just $10 a month per user.

In addition to unlimited storage capabilities for backups, files, and folders, you can also sync with your computer, phone, and tablet. Due to the Google Drive cloud backup, you can access your work whenever and wherever you choose. You can also sync with Microsoft Office through this system.

Another benefit of Google Drive for Work is that you can share files up to five terabytes. You are in control, and can grant permission to others so that they are able to view, make comments or edit documents. When someone with whom you want to share a file doesn’t have a Google account, you are still able to share with them through this platform.

Currently, almost ten percent of computing work is run in the public cloud. In five years, this percentage is expected to be around 30.2%.

G Suite administrators, for example, are already transitioning to the cloud. When surveyed, 29% of the administrators stated that 100% of their IT infrastructure has been transferred. Moving to the cloud is inevitable, according to 77% of the administrators surveyed.

If you want to know more about how to backup Google Drive, you can take it for a test run to see how it works for you and your business. You may also be interested in learning more about the Google G Suite, which replaced Google Apps for Business and Google Apps for Education. See this link for more references.

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