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Why Do You need Online Backup?
Whether it’s personal data such as family photos, or corporate data such as your business’ accounting records, online backup services are often seen as a way to protect your data. The majority of individuals and businesses these days rely upon technology for just about everything in their day-to-day operations. Rarely do they stop to think about what would happen to their data if something happened to their hardware if one of the following things were to happen:

  • Technological disasters occur all the time, floods, fires and tornadoes rip apart homes and offices and leave no discernible trace of technology behind.
  • Thieves can break into homes and office buildings and steal laptops, personal computers, hard drives and servers.
  • Disgruntled ex-employees can open and alter or destroy files.
  • Viruses can completely wipe out every trace of data you have.
  • Hardware failure can wipe out your data in an instant never to be seen again.
  • Super Storm Sandy wreaked havoc on many businesses in New York and New Jersey as data that was not backed up literally floated away.

Online backup services are designed as a way for you to store your data without having to worry about what happens if your hardware is lost or destroyed.