Backing up your data is essential. Using Cloud Backup is a must.
Whether you are a big business, a small business, a professional, or a family member, you have precious data that you don’t want to lose. Payroll info, legal documents, client lists, family photos, music library…the list of precious items that could be lost if your normally reliable computer suddenly goes bad is long.
Backing up your data is cheap compared to the damage that can be done if you don’t choose to implement a backup plan.
Cloud Backup & Belt-and-Suspenders
Bergen IT always recommends a “belt-and-suspenders” approach to backup. This means saving your data locally, and also to the Cloud. If one methodology goes down or is inaccessible, you still have access to your data.
There are many cloud backup services with a dizzying array of features and pricing. The best known are Carbonite and Mozy (and Mozy Pro).
However, we like the features and restore capabilities of Jungle Disk and SOS Online Backup. Here are some of their key benefits:
- Jungle Disk is low-cost and typically better-priced than its competitors.
- Jungle Disk offers access to your backed-up data as a computer drive. If you’re in Windows, for example, it installs as a “J” Drive. You simply need to click on the drive and will get access to your data.
- SOS Online Backup’s biggest advantage is that it maintains infinite versions of your data. There is no extra charge for those versions. Most services will maintain 2-4 weeks of versions of your data.
Full disclosure: when clients want us to manage cloud backup for them, we use Jungle Disk so that we can have access to the highly reliable Rackspace servers the service offers.
Security services such as Norton, McAfee, and Avast offer cloud backup and do a decent job of it. However, cloud backup is an add-on service for them. Since backup is not their core offering, we have concerns about counting on them being available in the long term.
Data Backup & Recovery
Don’t wait until disaster strikes. Protect your data. Protect your memories. Bergen IT can help you select and implement a backup plan that’s right for you.
Learn more about our data backup and recovery services now.
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Bergen IT is a client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, and can remotely assist clients across the USA.
Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home-theater services. Its focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.