Can I trust the cloud?
“The cloud” has become a buzzword lately, popularized by Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s One Drive backup and syncing technology. The concept may be new to you, and somewhat hard to wrap your head around, but it’s definitely one worth embracing!
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing and storage is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, including data storage and computing power, available through the internet. It allows individuals and businesses to upload, save, access, and collaborate on data and documents, regardless of their location without a physical hard drive. Essentially, the term describes data centers available to users via the internet and mobile devices. The cloud’s advantages include lowering business costs, improving efficiency, increased collaboration between team members, and allowing individuals to work remotely. Working remotely is becoming increasingly common as part of a changing corporate culture.
Is cloud computing safe?
Please watch our video below to see why Achen Henderson thinks you should consider embracing the cloud:
Key benefits to cloud computing include automatic back-ups, access to real-time, up-to-date information, and bank-grade security, reliability and high-end disaster recovery plans which were previously out of reach for smaller organizations.
Many cloud storage providers encrypt data on their hard drives and while in transit, making it difficult to read, capture or steal. Many save multiple copies of each file, and can help you recover your files from accidental deletes and overwrites. In addition to encryption, technologies such as firewalls, cloud access security brokers, and workload protection platforms are go-to options to secure the cloud for additional privacy and security.
The easiest, and most likely, way for a hacker to gain access to your data is for them to obtain your password. If you choose a cloud storage solution that relies on a password to access your data, choose a password that’s extremely difficult and change it regularly! Better yet, consider using password management software to safeguard your passwords as an additional layer of security. Setup two factor identification when it’s available so that you receive a verification code via text or email when you try to login.
The cloud can be an easy and secure way to store and share your data. If used correctly, it can create massive opportunity for your company to become more efficient and achieve scale.
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