For many years, we stored our data on a hard drive built into a computer or laptop. Whilst this was successful fora long time, we quickly realised that the storage capacity filled up relatively quickly. As a result, the majority of people now choose to store their files in‘the cloud’. Here at AboveIT, we offer a range of managed and self-managed,cloud-based storage solutions. Read on to find out a few benefits of upgrading to a cloud storage service…

Saves Space

If you are the kind of person that can’t bring themselves to delete a picture, then the storage on your PC will fill up relatively quickly. After all, most computers only have 4GBs of memory. By choosing to store files like pictures and videos in a cloud-based service, you can save memory on your computer for other things that you use on a daily basis. In addition to this, the storage space on a cloud-based service can vary between 2GB and 1TB (1000GB) depending on how much you are willing to spend which means that you can store thousands upon thousands of pictures safely and securely.

Easy Access

When you store files directly on a PC, they can only be accessed from there. That means that you have to move files from one place to another using a memory stick, which is time consuming and tedious. On the other hand, a cloud-based storage system can be accessed from any desktop at any time which means that there is no need to waste your time with external hard drives and memory sticks.

Back Up

Another problem with storing all of your files in one place is that they can be lost in the blink of an eye as a result of damage or theft. After all, if your hard drive gets damaged then the data is almost impossible to recover and if your laptop is stolen then you are very unlikely to get the files back as, according to a 2018 investigation, 95%of robberies remain unsolved. By having all of your files on a cloud-based service, they can be easily accessed from a different desktop in the event of damage or theft.

Here at AboveIT, we believe that there is no safer way to store your files than in a cloud-based storage service. After all, you will never have to use a memory stick again, which can make forgetting those important files for a meeting a small bump in the road rather than a big hazard. To find out more information, get in contact with the best computer repairs Brisbane has to offer and speak to a member of the AboveIT team today!