Many software solutions for businesses, like Apparel ERP and Sign business software, allow you to decide whether you want to store your system onsite, or offsite in the cloud. There are benefits to both, but research suggests that cloud storage is ultimately safer, as all of your business details, contracts and records are not stored in one place where they can all be corrupted or stolen in one fell swoop. Although it may seem harder to trust something you can’t physically see, the cloud is just as real as your own server, and provides greater security, due to theft prevention and redundant back-ups.
The cloud uses reliable servers and an extensive backup system that allows a secondary server and further backup servers to take over, should the primary server fail. The redundancy means your data is safe and constantly available.
You also need to consider the interval at which you back up your data. Many companies do this once every 24 hours, but others do it less often, or more often, depending on the amount of data that is regularly generated. You can speak to a storage expert at ShopWorx for help deciding what would be most beneficial for your company.
You should receive a service level agreement, including a list of promises, from your cloud provider that includes performance and back up procedure. These terms should also include who will be able to access your data and the notification procedure that is in place if your data should be lost or become unsecured.