By Ben Puzzuoli, Technical Sales Director at KineticD
June 29, 2011

KineticD Online Data Backup Expert Tips: Increase Your Business Data Flexibility with Cloud Computing

There is no doubt about it; online data backup has opened the doors to many new innovations and information access methods that help businesses of all types and sizes to truly get the most they can out of their data. And, these new advantages now being afforded to companies of all sizes have served to level the playing field when it comes to competition, with small to medium-sized businesses everywhere having at their disposal tools that up until now were only available to the bigger enterprises.  With cloud computing, the worlds of disaster recovery, mobile data access and global cloud collaboration are letting businesses everywhere enjoy an unprecedented level of data flexibility that would have been unthinkable only several years ago.

However, it is important to keep in mind the aspect of online data backup that lies at the heart of all of this newfound data efficiency; keeping your system backed up in the first place!  It’s a sad fact that massive data loss has been the culprit of many a developing business’s demise, and automatic, online data backup helps keep this from happening to developing businesses by relieving them of the burden of having to be disciplined about backing up at all.  Indeed, with online data backup, companies can simply “set it and forget it” as they say, and get on with other business matters that are more developmentally important to their burgeoning enterprise.  Furthermore, the advanced encryption levels now used in online data backup ensure that a company is not putting itself in the position of suffering any sort of security vulnerabilities by backing up, or indeed accessing and sharing, their data in the cloud.

The nature of business itself is changing, with enterprises of all sizes being required to be more and more mobile in order to keep up with the competition.  Gone are the days when a business could simply set up shop somewhere and only rely on telecommunications and email to interface with the outside world.  As technologies of all types, including phones and computers, have become more and more mobile in society in general, so too has the business world followed suit, with business information now needing to be accessible from anywhere at any time to maintain its value and relevance.  Online data backup spearheaded this revolution by bringing about a scenario in which all a company’s data is centralized, constantly up to date, and accessible in a variety of ways from anywhere.  No longer must businesses put off expanding due to the often expensive overhead of wide area networks, with online data backup making it possible to have as many different locations or branches as your business can afford.

Collaboration, both within a company and with other businesses worldwide is now easily achieved and quite common using the power of cloud computing.  Multiple users can now all combine forces to work on a single file or group of files, with all parties being able to alter the data they are accessing at will without fear of making mistakes.  This is due not only to the power of cloud computing, but also to the implementation of file versioning by the online backup companies, a practice in which older versions of files are temporarily saved on the online backup cache in case there is a mis-save or corruption to the version of the file that is being edited.  In addition to this, when seeking to collaborate with others on businesses trips, employees need no longer worry about having all of their data with them on their mobile device.  Instead, if they forget something, or just don’t want to take the time to copy all the files they might need onto their laptop or other portable digital device, they can simply access the data from the online backup servers, or from their business PC itself using mobile desktop applications now often supplied by many online data backup companies.

We here at KineticD make it a top priority that any business who’s data we are protecting enjoy the most flexibility possible when it comes to accessing and using that data in the first place.  KineticSecure, our online backup service, backs up your company’s data continuously and KineticExtend, our suite of mobile data applications, makes your company’s data available to employees wherever they might be, through easy-to-use graphic interfaces that are either web or client-based.  With the rock-solid reliability of our data backup system, our state of the art cloud computing services and the round-the-clock availability of our customer service team, it is no wonder that every day more and more small to medium-sized businesses everywhere are turning to KineticD to help them both protect and get the most out of their data.

About the author: Ben Puzzuoli is Technical Sales Director at KineticD, a Toronto based online data backup service provider.

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