Modern education is incomplete without the use of computers and also involves storing large videos, presentations on a storage media. Traditional storage media as we know are prone to failure. So storing data backups on optical and magnetic discs would not be a good strategy. The latest solid state drives are very much reliable but their high price/GB ratio makes them unviable for use in large institutions.
Educational institutes store a lot of vital data including exam papers, results, financial and academic records, research papers, and presentations on their computers. So, an event of data loss due hardware failure, theft, fire, flood, or any other natural calamity might become a huge hurdle in the academic progress of the students. It is therefore of utmost importance that all educational institutes must shift to cloud backup for storing and backing up important data.
Here are some key points listing out the advantages of cloud backup technology over traditional backup methods:
1. Ease of Access- To access the data stored on external storage media one has to have physical access to it. This makes it a troublesome process for sharing the data with the colleagues and other branches of the same institute. All of this can be solved by moving to cloud backup technology. Online backup not only ensures 24x7 access, but also makes it possible for the authorized persons to access the data at any place in the world.
2. Reliability- All cloud backup providers set up their datacentres in a way that all files are stored at multiple locations. This makes sure that you can access your files even when the primary server goes offline. You no longer have to worry about data loss caused by hardware failure, or virus attacks when you move to cloud backup.
3. File Sharing- Sharing presentations, class notes, video lectures, test papers and results are among one of the most important activities that involve sharing files among authorities in educational institutes. Students can also benefit from cloud backup technology by sharing class notes, important points, and summary of lectures with their friends and classmates. Doing it with traditional methods is a hectic process involving
transportation of storage media, or via email attachments, but cloud backup makes it look like a cakewalk. All you have to do is select the files or folders that you want to share, set permissions, and add users.
4. Automatic Backups- You longer have to take backups manually and risk losing the data due to a hardware failure in case you forgot to take the backup for that time duration. All cloud backup software can take automatic backups of selected file locations at a specified time. This makes sure that your important files are always backed up and you lose no part of your work ever. 5. Privacy- We all can imagine what might happen if the exam papers and financial records of the educational institutes land up in the wrong hands. All cloud backup software transfer the user data to their servers via an encrypted channel where it’s stored using world-class encryption methods. This means that nobody but the rightful owner has the access to his files.
Cloud backup providers also manage user data eliminating the need for the IT department to spend their precious work hours on trivial tasks like data maintenance and transfer.
SafeCopy Backup is one of the best cloud backup solutions that your money can buy. We not only offer affordable data backup plans at $50/year for 200 GB but also offer all the features that you might wish for.