With firms such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Dropbox offering gigabytes or even terabytes of online storage, sticking everything in the cloud is an appealing idea- especially if you use lots of devices or need to access PC stuff on your mobile on tablet.
But is it wise to put your important data in the cloud? and what cloud storage/cloud backup provider should be chosen?
Alex Fagioli, CEO of Tectrade, gave Techradar some useful tips:
Before making any IT-related purchasing decisions, managers must fully audit their systems to gain a full understanding of their requirements and optimise what they currently have. A cloud storage provider might provide a flashy sales pitch, but unless you know exactly how it will play into your existing system, it is not worth considering.
2. Seek value
IT executives feel a great deal of pressure to deliver cost value while improving productivity and providing support. Try to find a supplier that offers a pay as you use or pay as you grow consumption model to optimise spend.
3. Prioritise workloads
Most of the time, backups will be used to retrieve old versions of documents or accidentally deleted files, but their fundamental purpose serves to get you back up and running if you are knocked offline. Look for a provider that works with you to prioritise workloads and ensure that they can be recovered efficiently.
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