We often get asked about backup best practices. Backup has evolved from tapes to online, but that’s when your data still resides and a desktop, laptop or server within your control. What if your data is already in the cloud? In the case of Google Apps for Business, your email, calendar and docs all reside in the cloud and are protected by Google. How does Google protect my data? Here are just a few examples of the ways your data is protected:
A virtual office allows business owners and employees to work from any location using any device (i.e. tablets, smart phones, and laptops) and an internet and/or a Wi-Fi connection. More and more businesses are embracing the trend towards a virtual office. Are you looking for the ideal combination of cloud apps to create the ideal virtual office for your small business? Here is our recipe….
For backup, cloud technology has removed a lot of pain that was present in traditional backup technology. For small and medium sized businesses, problems like bad tapes, time to restore, and theft are no longer as issue. Cloud backup services offer improved reliability, speed of recovery, a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) and have standard file encryption. Google Apps for Business users understand that Google won’t lose their data, but what about themselves? Although Google Apps resides in the cloud, there are still several considerations in light of cloud backup versioning to keep in mind: