Online storage

Online storage can be an inexpensive option for those people who are running small businesses. Online storage (also known as offsite storage), involves paying a monthly or yearly fee to a web-based backup service who allows you to save and retrieve your files over the Internet.

This kind of service can be a great addition to your pre-existing backup system, allowing you to backup critical files and remove them to a secure, offsite location — safe from theft and fire. As well, a key focus of these companies is backup redundancy. They have multiple sites where your files are stored, ensuring that if one site fails, the others will still have your files.

With online storage, your files are immediately accessible from any web connected computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Not only does this make distributing particular files or presentations to your colleagues easier, but it also means that you no longer always need to haul around your heavy laptop computer! Simply connect online from any computer and you can instantly access your files.