As a small business owner, you already know that one of your most important assets is your data. In fact, the thought of suddenly losing it all due to a massive power surge (or a clumsy employee who accidentally reformats your hard drive) is terrifying! Unfortunately, storing your data files exclusively on a local computer is about as safe as stuffing your life savings under your mattress at home. How do you keep your data safe?

The answer is cloud-based storage! By connecting your office to the cloud, you’ll be able to instantly access your files from anywhere in the world. And if you’re worried about data security, you can rest assured that your files will be quite safe from prying eyes! Our team at Network Services Group will be glad to schedule a service consultation to show you the numerous benefits of using cloud services for secure online document handling. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few questions that you might have:

What is the cloud?

Not unlike the internet itself, “The Cloud” is not a physical thing, but a network of powerful computer servers that serve different functions. Some power social media sites, some support subscription-based software services, and some are designated strictly for file storage. One big advantage of using the cloud is that you don’t have to transfer all your files over every time that you get a new computer.

How will my office connect to the cloud?

We’ll set up a server and exchange system for your office with Network Attached Storage (NAS). The system will automatically update your software and antivirus definitions during off-peak hours. The system will also backup your files locally on an hourly basis, and offsite every night.

Are you sure my data is safe?

For starters, all of your files will be protected with military-grade encryption. And, in the event of a data loss, all you have to do is select a designated restore point, and you’ll be back in business in minutes. Additionally, our offsite backups are also backed up to redundant servers in other parts of the country!

Cloud-based data storage has revolutionized the high-tech industry, and if you haven’t made the switch, you risk getting left behind! Schedule your free, no obligation, consultation here, or give us a call at (501) 758-6058.