For Safety’s Sake, Store Your Data in the Cloud

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Of great concern to most organizations is data protection and security. Yet, according to an Aberdeen Group Benchmark Report, more than 44 percent of companies with 100 to 1,000 employees do not have a disaster recovery strategy in place. Even companies that have a formal plan may not have the degree of readiness that assures business continuity in the face of lost or damaged data.

Cloud technology use is growing at an astounding pace, from organizations storing and retrieving data to accessing virtually every type of business application. According to a report, “Worldwide and Regional Public IT cloud Services 2012-2016 Forecast” recently released by IDC, cloud services will grow by as much as 41% over the next four years. Global spending on IT cloud services will exceed $40 billion this year and is forecast to reach $100 billion by 2016.

So what benefits can cloud-based technologies provide for your organization in regards to safely storing your organization’s precious data?

Recently, Mind Over Machines gathered a group of business leaders together to listen to data protection expert Daniel Corry of EVault, discuss the benefits of cloud technology for purposes of data safety and security. His presentation took us back to the beginning of backup technologies, the mainframe, and then gave us a peek into the future of data security, cloud-connected technology.

By providing the ability to control availability and accessibility enterprise-wide, cloud-connected technologies can be a potent solution for everyone within an organization. In today’s mobile business world, it can be especially beneficial. Remote users can access and update data to a central application such as Salesforce.com from any mobile device, regardless of platform.

EVault’s recently released white paper, “Using Cloud-Connected Technology for Remote Data and System Storage Delivers Faster Back Up and More Reliable Recovery” discusses in detail the benefits of embracing cloud technologies. As a result, IT departments and business executives can have peace of mind, knowing their data is safe and secure, and that when necessary, recovering data will not disrupt their businesses.

Wondering what cloud technologies can do for your organization? Mind Over Machines is committed to education and to sharing our knowledge. If you’d like to meet one-on-one with one of our technology consultants, please feel free to connect with us.  We never charge for these types of consultations.

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