Should SMBs consider cloud data storage?

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Here at Creative Network Solutions, we are Manchester’s leading network solution specialists. From designing and optimizing specific information technology strategies, to hosting cloud server storage solutions and top of the line security, we are the team you can count on, for all your networking needs. As such, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about cloud data storage for businesses.

What is cloud storage?

Cloud storage, or cloud backup, is the process of storing data across a range of servers, and making this available to users over a network. This means your data can be stored digitally, and accessed from a secure network, wherever you are and whenever you need it. A good data security process would also involve making a hard-copy of the data, and keeping this secured in an offsite location too.

So, why should SMBs consider cloud data storage?

SMB’s can expect a number of advantages and benefits from using cloud data storage. These advantages include:

  • Accessibility
  • Scalability
  • Cost saving

Cloud data storage improves accessibility

One of the biggest issues that SMBs face when it comes to storing data, is accessibility. Whether the data is stored in an offsite location, or on a separate hard drive, it can often be difficult to track down the piece of information you need, and this also takes up valuable working time too. Cloud data storage solves this issue though, as to access your data all you need is access to the secure network. It’s a simple, no-hassle solution.

With cloud data storage being more easily accessible, this also provides the opportunity to work wherever you like, whenever you like, with access to all your company data. This can help improve productivity, so your business can grow.

Cloud data storage is scalable

What this means is that the amount of cloud storage you pay for can be amended and changed as your business grows. This means that you only pay for what you need, when you need it. This is something we provide as standard, as part of our cloud backup service, here at Creative Network Solutions.

Cloud data storage can save you money

Your company will need to store data, no matter which industry you work in. And this can mean paying out for hardware and maintenance regularly. For many SMBs this is simply not a viable option. But using cloud storage and backup means that your company will have no infrastructure costs, and the price you pay for your storage is likely to be much lower as well.

Cloud backup and security

However you decide to store your company data, security has to be the number one priority. That’s why you should work with professional secure cloud service providers. Here at Creative Network solutions we can offer:

  • professional encryption software
  • full protection from unauthorized access or use
  • frequent security monitoring of your backup data
  • frequent security maintenance
  • professional support
  • no hassle data restoration for worst case scenarios

For professional, reliable cloud data solutions tailored to your business needs, get in touch with the team today, here at Creative Network Solutions.