More and more businesses are using cloud backup solutions, here’s five reasons why schools should too:
Backing up in the cloud means less backup servers are required on site, saving you money not only on the initial purchase costs, but also on electricity, maintenance, management, upgrades and software. Cloud backup is subscription based, so you know exactly how much you will be paying and can budget accordingly – no costly surprises and a predictable budget.
2. Ease of use
Cloud backup software is easy to setup and install on any computers you need to back up, making it ideal for schools where large IT teams are not present. There is no need for a server or any additional infrastructure, just install, set and forget.
3. Offsite storage
Onsite backups are great, but what if that worst case scenario happens? – A water pipe bursts or you have a fire in your server room – can you afford to lose your schools data? Cloud storage is offsite and your data is stored in multiple locations to protect your data from such situations
Most people’s biggest fear of the cloud is the safety of their data – what about hackers or security breaches? Cloud storage systems use state of the art technology. Data is stored in large datacenters with many layers of security, far more than an average school’s network. It is much more likely that your own school’s network would be compromised than a cloud storage provider’s.
5. Information sharing
You can easily share your information if you choose, accessing your data remotely when needed. You can also set up options such as a shared drive where teachers, students, or parents could access information from anywhere.
If you’d like to dip your feet into the water of cloud backup, you can try mySchoolBackup for free here