Our phones and computers are becoming more embedded in our lives after every passing day. During the age of coronavirus and long after it, these devices will finally become necessary for living your life. Through your phone, you must have ordered food, groceries, communicated with loved ones, sent essential work files, and talked with your friends. Probably, in just the previous week, right? If this doesn’t mean that you need your phone to survive, what will?
The same can be said about your computer or laptop, a bigger version of your phone and your primary work machine. Your files here are not just important to you; they can be critical for your job as well. You probably use your computer storage as a backup to your phone.
All these can only mean that these devices, and what’s in them, are pretty important to you. It might be time to look for an excellent way to ensure their security in case of device or data failure. And there’s only one option: computer cloud backup.
Insurance You Didn’t Think You Need
File safety has always been important, but with everything as interconnected as it is, file safety has to be taken seriously by everyone. Failure in one of your devices can mean you’ll lose a chunk of things you cherish personally or need professionally. Cloud storage is that insurance for your digital items, and it’s the simplest and most solid form of security you could ask.
No one ever thinks that a data failure is going to happen to them until it does. And it’s pretty heartbreaking when it does. People who lost so much all of a sudden due to the spat of ransomware that came to life last year can attest to this. These people are everybody: people who thought they had enough safety nets, people who felt that they would never get attacked, and people who took security issues lightly. So before it hits you, it’s better to have that unflappable contingency plan for your files.
The Problem with Free
Free apps and software are everywhere now. “Freemium,” they are called. While these offer a ton of services to people who can’t (or won’t) afford these kinds of services, there’s one hole in this setup. If it’s free, then it means that you’re the product. Your data, or what’s fast becoming your online identity, is being harvested by these free programs.
If it’s hard to believe, there’s a quick test that you can take. Install content, trackers, and ad blockers in your browser. Go to your favorite sites, and watch as the numbers pile up while you’re reading up on the latest news. This is more than troubling, and what’s more, they don’t inform you that your data is being harvested and sold. This is why for actual safety, a little payment would go a long way. A cloud storage backup provides a barrier between failure and your data. You also get the all-important customer service, which is in times of disaster, is invaluable.
Don’t wait for the unfortunate to happen. If you can get insurance for your most treasured things in life, get one. That includes those pictures, videos, files, and everything in between in your digital devices.