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Switching to a high-quality online backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on June 09, 2009
What should you look for in an online backup solution?

Well, not all online backups are the same. But if you pick the right solution thatís best-tailored to your individual needs, it can make your work-life much easier. But how do you know if an online backup solution is right for you?

It should be easy to manage. If itís not really simple to use, then any cost savings realized by switching to online backup will simply be eaten up by labor costs over time.

You also have to remember that time is a non-renewable resource. That means that you should guard it closely and do whatever you can to protect yourself from non-productive business processes that needlessly take up your precious time. (Such as switching backup tapes)

It should be error-proof. The more automated and error-proof your solution is, the less chance there is of human error or media failure accidentally creeping in within the near future. As humans, we all make mistakes from time to time. Thatís why itís so important to have that extra layer of technology to protect us from the remote possibility of an accidental oversight.

You shouldnít have to think about it. An online backup program should have a ďset it and forget itĒ feel to it. Once itís installed and working properly, you should just be able to forget that itís even there - and know that it will protect you in an emergency. (Of course, we still recommend testing the recovery process from time to time just to make absolutely certain)

The recovery process should be simple. When you finally have a data disaster, you donít want to have to spend 3 hours on the phone trying to learn a new program from scratch. Your online backup program should make the process of recovering data simple and fast. And the interface should have lots of bright, intuitive graphics that tell you exactly what to do and where to go.

Once you manage to find an easy-to-use, error-proof online backup application that works seamlessly in the background and offers a simple recovery process, youíll truly understand why online backup is the future of data protections.

About The Author:
Sumo Backup offers a very simple and robust Vista and XP online backup. For all your Windows Online Backup needs, visit for a free trial.


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