Does your backup plan currently consist of storing you files in the Cloud? It’s a wonderful solution for being able to access your files from various devices, like your computer, your laptop, your smartphone and your Android or Windows tablet or iPad. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can get to your data. Unless…
My friend Mary Ann told a group of us that the reason she has her own domain name for shortened URLs – she’s the reason I have my own, AskJRA.com, – is that she’s seen major domain name shortening services go out of business. Another friend invested months in writing an ebook on a feature of Google+ only to have Google eliminate that feature. When you are using other people’s services, the service provider can change the rules at any time. That’s where GoodSync gives peace of mind with easy, quick back up and sync.
External Backups Provide Greater Data Security
If you like the idea of being in control of your destiny and your files you may find that GoodSync provides an easy-to-use though powerful tool to make sure that you have your most recent files saved in multiple locations for safety. If you’ve ever had a virus wipe out your hard drive, you can appreciate the importance of having backups on more than one drive.
This happened to me about twenty years ago when I received a copy of a disk from my company’s headquarters and loaded the information on my computer. The disk contained a virus that wiped out my computer’s hard drive. So when I copy files now, I alternate backup drives.
Why Pay for Cloud Storage on Files You Could Archive?
Another concern with the Cloud storage options is that after your initial free amount fills up, you are then paying a monthly, recurring fee for the additional storage you need. You too may find that you can save a lot of money by downloading any files you no longer need to access regularly and instead maintain them on their own external hard drives.
Keep Offline Back Ups of Data on the Cloud to Protect against Unexpected Changes
Likewise, you can ensure that your Cloud services are backed up on your own hard drives in the event that anything changes with the terms of service or fees or your own cash flow. My friend Mary Ann actually had intellectual property that she lost when a service provider made a change she wasn’t expecting. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are securing your business’ intellectual property too.
Why Not Just Use Windows Backup?
Once you agree that you need to do regular backups, you may wonder why not just use Windows backup. That too comes from painful experience. A number of years ago, I tried to restore my backup only to discover that my more recent version of Windows couldn’t restore the back up from a previous version. Then there was the version of Windows that didn’t have a backup so the solution became to just copy the files from the laptop to the external hard drive.
Eliminate Frustratingly Time Consuming Manual File Copying
However, when your laptop has almost 200 GB of files including documents, pictures, audio MP3 files and videos, keeping track of which files changed can be frustratingly time consuming. That’s why a product like GoodSync will provide you peace of mind.
They give you the following capabilities:
GoodSync Connect syncs files directly between your computers, without slowness introduced by syncing via 3rd party servers.
While Online “Cloud” services are wonderful, they leave you at the mercy of another company’s continued existence as well as their whims when it comes to their terms of service. Additionally, as your files grow, so will your monthly bill. Instead, download files you merely want archived so you only pay for current data and images – after you exceed your free accounts. Then use GoodSync to ensure that your external storage has the latest files.
Building your profits through strong relationships,
John R. Aberle, Scriberle
P.S. Synchronize and/or back up your file using the leading file synchronization and back up program on the market, GoodSync. Ensure your peace of mind with an easy to use program that enables you to control your monthly online storage fees by storing offline the data you no longer need constant access to. Likewise, ensure that you have your own backups of everything online should something change with your Cloud storage provider.
I have a strong love for small businesses, especially brick and mortar companies. After an 18-year career in sales and marketing, I started my own service company, which I grew in both sales and profits for the first five years. In my sixth year, the bottom dropped out of the printer market such that it made more sense to sell my assets and return to Southern California. There I went to work for an international small business consulting company. I spent over three years on the road with them helping small businesses to become more profitable and better managed. I then started my own company specializing in sales and marketing consulting, coaching and training. My emphasis is on heart-centered, relationship selling that empowers prospects to make their own choices.
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