What is the cloud?
The "cloud" or "cloud computing" are tech-industry terms for information that’s sent to data centers for safe keeping while remaining accessible to you in real time. Instead of backing up your photos, music or business documents to external hard drives or flash drives, online backup sends your data to a secure, offsite storage facility. You can access your files anytime, anywhere while they remain protected from fire, flood, theft or other data disasters.
Do I really need it?
The long and short of it is yes. Even if you're backing up your files already, it might not be happening as often as it should. If you want to keep your business IN business, backing up once a week – or even once a day – isn't enough. For complete protection, you must back up continually, so that if disaster (or a spilled cup of coffee) strikes, you can easily recover your files without missing a beat.