The consequences of improper or inappropriate technology (including cloud technology) can be crippling to your business.
Technology failure can escalate into business failure. In the past, technology was treated more as a tool that was supportive of the business process and not an integral part of the process itself. Failure of the tool made very little impact on the actual running of the business. Today, technology is an integral part of every business process—in fact, in some instances, information technology is the process.
Technology driven information processing is hedged around by a number of legislations. The stipulation is that data breaches and data risks associated with use of information technology for data transmission between servers, entities or cloud storage cannot be brushed aside or explained away with ease. There are legal consequences that must be faced. Law suits may be filed against the organization by the affected parties. Authorities may levy penalties.
The bottom line is that you cannot gamble with technology or compromise on the quality of data security and management.
What is appropriate technology? Can the cloud technology be integrated seamlessly, efficiently and effectively with information distribution and information processing? Does cloud backup offer the kind of security that is in compliance with the legislations? Cloud backup service providers will assure you that the cloud does give you all that you are looking for. But, you need to check out whether you are really getting what you want and if cloud backup is really the appropriate technology for your organization.
Cloud backup technology makes data ubiquitous. Data can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and with any kind of device. This is extremely convenient for organizations that have become mobile, distributed and scattered. The centralized database in the cloud enables the organizations consolidate enterprise information in the cloud and service the needs of remote branches and mobile workforces over the Internet. The data encryption, de-duplication and compression technologies go hand in hand with security enforcement methodologies and compliance protocols. The cloud backup technology offerings include disaster recovery, high availability assurance, promise of on demand scalability, policy driven data management and archival tools. Continuous or scheduled data backups, data mirroring and replication for redundancy and business continuity and simultaneous local backup to any kind of removable or network device is part of the contract. Technical support is also made available 24 x 7 x 365 in multiple ways to consumers.
It is therefore, not surprising that a large number small and large organizations that have become increasingly mobile and distributed, find cloud backup technology most appropriate for their needs.