Backup Solutions For A Changing Workplace

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The workplace has changed the past few years, and more and more businesses are realising that they no longer need their employees to constantly come into the office. They instead have adopted a hybrid style workplace between home working and traditional office space. This mixture between remote working and traditional office working has its benefits for the business. However, it also proposes issues in terms of data and integrity. Through services such as Onedrive, your business can easily adapt to the new business model of remote working.

The workplace has changed the past few years, and more and more businesses are realising that they no longer need their employees to constantly come into the office. They instead have adopted a hybrid style workplace between home working and traditional office space. This mixture between remote working and traditional office working has its benefits for the business. However, it also proposes issues in terms of data and integrity. Through services such as Onedrive, your business can easily adapt to the new business model of remote working.

 

Why remote workers cant use on-site backup solutions.

Why remote workers cant use on-site backup solutions.​

There is no company network or on-site backup for the company data, due to the ongoing popularity of the home office, the need and demand for a physical server to store data is becoming obsolete because of the size of servers and how much electricity is needed to keep the server running. There is also no company network to share data between each employee due to everyone being on a private network.

Expensive to run​

A on-site server needs constant a constant and high amount of electricity to run and stay fast, which of course results in a high electricity bill for the average office worker, they also tend to be too big to fit into a regular home office. Even if you use a VPN to access the server from home, you need to be paying for that VPN on top of server costs which overall adds up to extreme expense.

May need maintenance

Maintenance is also needed on a server in case it goes down, which also means company data will no longer be operational as maintenance is happening. This can slow down work massively dependant on the issue and how long it takes to fix.
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Benefits to cloud backup solutions​

1. Protect your data no matter the situation

Traditional on-site backup solutions rely on hardware in order to secure your data. This creates a weak point because if something happens to that hardware, such as a flooding or fire, not only have you lost your building to this disaster, but you have also lost your data. With cloud backups, if something happens to your building, your businesses data will be safe as it is not reliant on hardware. This means you will be able to recover and access your data no matter what happens.

2. Access to your data no matter where you are or what device you're on​​

Since there is no company network, using the cloud you can simply log into the cloud provider and access your data from there. This works from anywhere in the world provided you have an internet connection. You can also download your data to your local drive.

3. Cloud backup solution providers may supply better security​

From employees failing to correctly set up VPNs to sharing login credentials incorrectly there are lots of threats to an on premise backup. Businesses that partner with a cloud provider no longer need VPNs to operate the on-site storage from home. This is because with an offsite cloud provider, you only need the access to that particular account that has the data.

4. Can scale with your organisation​

You can scale with the amount of storage you need with ease as cloud providers offer a subscription for extra storage if needed as well as seamless data transfer across that providers platforms. Meaning if you need more data, you can access more storage and access it easier than ever. You don’t have to install hardware in separate locations either, since it can all be stored and then shared across all locations that have access to that cloud.

5. Less hardware so therefore cheaper maintenance costs

The only cost to cloud storage is the cost of the subscription for more storage. Since there is no physical server you need to upkeep, you don’t need to pay for maintenance costs or upgrades to make the hardware run as fast as it can to keep up with your demands. You also don’t need to pay for VPN services as you would when dealing with on-site storage like a server to access that data, saving you money.
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Conclusion

In conclusion, cloud backups is the better option for the growing remote working environment.

They allow for flexibility without sacrificing security. Not only is it cheaper but is also more secure from physical attacks and due to top level security measures from 3rd party sources, cyber attacks too. Overall, you don’t need a VPN or virtual machine to access your data so that saves you on costs on that front, a cloud provider will also scale with your business, ensuring you have enough storage for your day to day tasks.

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