We live in a very competitive world. The use of personal devices to store personal and sometimes work-related information is something you cannot avoid. If you use your laptop, tablet or even smartphone to store data of any sort, then you should be thinking seriously about a backup plan. Imagine being a doctor who stores all your patient-information in your office computer when suddenly, one morning, the whole system crashes? Maybe you are lawyer, and since you have a lot of reading to do as you prepare to represent your clients on various cases, you believe all crucial documents are “safe” in your laptop. Then for some reason, someone steals your machine. By the way: [easy-tweet tweet=“#Lawyers: lost case files is one of the leading reasons for failed cases“ hashtags=“smidcloud,datasecurity“ url=“https://smidcloud.com/blog/corporate-data-personal-devices-secure-data/“]

Physical Backups are Unreliable

People are most times either too busy or too lazy to perform backups for their files. And even if they do, they might backup their data onto an external hard disk or USB, but said drive will always remain vulnerable to theft, damage or even loss. Assuming that happens, what next? There is no better data storage technology that can match cloud storage. It is simple; make it impossible for anyone to access your private and sensitive data, however hard they try. It is as easy as drag-and-drop on your PC or MAC.

Desire for Private Information

People are always hungry for information. Your colleagues will always want to snoop around to find out what information is stored on your desktop. Competing businesses are willing to auction the moon to get to your best marketing strategy or clients lists. Every company must invest in data storage, ensuring that no one gets access to sensitive information that might jeopardize their operations, if not their whole existence. Coca-Cola closely guards its secret recipe because it can’t afford to let the information leak to competitors such as Pepsi. You may have the most complex passwords on your laptop or tablet, but it is easier to breach them than to breach a cloud data storage provider.

Peace of Mind

Imagine a doctor losing important data about patients; diagnosis, medication, treatment, you name it. Imagine if your computer crashed hours before you make the year’s financial report presentation to the board of directors. Imagine your competitor getting access to your list of most loyal premium customers? Just think about the blow that case you have been working on for months will suffer if you lose affidavits and witness statements? No one wishes for these things to happen, but they do anyway; don’t take the risks.

Maximum Protection with cloud data storage

Data availability, confidentiality and integrity is very important and every organization must strive to realize that. Consider some basic rules: while using cloud storage, ensure that all the data is properly encrypted, that the cryptographic keys are properly managed (ideally using the a dedicated machine or application) and reduce the number of key copies as well as limit access to the same.

Cushion yourself from such eventualities by using cloud data storage. Most providers of cloud storage offer very flexible packages depending on the level of security, which will obviously be determined by how sensitive the data is, volume and budget.  In addition, use SMiD Cloud’s encryption device. Let your personal or office computer be used for other purposes, especially information creation but not for data storage facility; it is not just safe.

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