Not too long ago, I worked for a university bookstore. It was a small company, and I enjoyed that I was able to be involved in nearly every aspect of the business. I helped with product acquirement, marketing strategies and even cleaned the toilets. There was no end to what I was able to do when I worked there. However, there were some slightly negative aspects of working for such a small company. We were all so concerned about keeping the business running that we never looked into ways to keep our business secure. We did the best we could to backup all of our essential data every night, but there were still worries that our computer would crash and we would be left with nothing with which to run our business.
If only we had known about online business backup systems, then we might have been able to save ourselves a lot of headaches. An online business backup system is this wonderful product that is offered as an online service by many different companies throughout the world. The system is simple; every day you can backup your company’s essential data onto a cloud server where all of the information is stored. This information can then be accessed by any member of your company that has the required security clearances (username and password for the site). The simplicity of this program is magnificent as nearly everyone can use it.
Another beautiful thing about using an online business backup system is that, because of its nature, it can be accessed from anywhere. This means that if you need to know some piece of vital company information while you are sitting at a gate in an airport, you can jump on to the server and discover what you need to know. Or, if you just happen to be giving a business presentation and you are asked an important question by a potential business partner, you can answer that question as long as you have access to the internet. Anywhere that you have access to the web, you will have access to the information that you need to know about your company. There are some of these online business backup programs which will give access to data only from one single computer.
There are programs, however, which will give you access to your information from whatever computer you happen to be sitting at. This means that if you get snowed in, you can still work on your big business project from the comfort of your very own home office. There are no time limitations, either, so if you are awake enough to work on the project while you are feeding your baby in the middle of the night, you can. The best thing about this online business backup program to me is that I wouldn’t have had to think about when I needed to backup all of the essential information. The program does this independently, so there is no worry involved.
All I need to do is to make sure that the computer is on, and then the program works its magic all on its own. As I have a tendency to worry about things like this, knowing that the program works on its own is a great comfort to me. I don’t know why I didn’t get an online business backup program for the university bookstore I was working for. It sure would have done a lot of good, knowing that our data was safe and secure rather than worrying about it all the time. Plus, when my boss left for her monthly trip to Florida, she would have been able to check data when it was most convenient for her. I guess we are all wiser now, knowing about the online business backup systems that are available.