When was the last time you backed up your files?

Never or don’t remember? Not backing up your important data could lead to a loss of your priceless information, such as different documents, pictures, address book or passwords; that’s why each of us should implement at least one backup strategy.

ITC’s number one rule for backup is that data needs to be held in more than one location, combining both on-site and off-site data protection strategies.

Backing up files and keeping them only at one location, such as in your house or an office is a very common mistake. Why? For example, if you lose access to the venue you will automatically lose your data too.

Therefore, if like many people, you have been meaning to back up your important files but haven’t done it yet, this is really the time to do it. I’ve reviewed the top 4 backup solutions to help you choose the best option that suits your needs.

Top 4 Backup Solutions

Pen drives

Main Advantages

  • For many of you pen drives will provide enough space for copying and saving files
  • Easy to move from/to any system
  • Portable

Main Disadvantages

  • Easy to lose
  • There is no security – your information is not encrypted
  • No automatic backup – you need to always manually drag & drop files you want to save


Main Advantages

  • Similarly to pen drives they are portable and easy to move from/to any systems
  • Very cheap solution

Main Disadvantages 

  • Limited amount of storage
  • You can easily lose them
  • There is no security – your important files are not encrypted

External Hard disk

Main Advantages

  • Huge amount of storage
  • Quick copying and saving of files
  • Accessible to multiple people – network backup

Main Disadvantages

  • Expensive solution
  • Extra features depend on software used
  • Must be placed on-site

Online Backup

Main Advantages

  • The most secure solution – your information goes to the Cloud and is encrypted
  • Pay for what you use (unlimited amount of storage)
  • You can access your data from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection
  • Automatic backup – no more dragging & dropping as your files are monitored, encrypted and updated across each of the PCs, tablets and phones you use

Main Disadvantages

  • On-going monthly investment
  • Requires Internet connection

To sum up, I hope that from the above reviewed backup strategies each of you will find the best solution for yourself. Online Backup stands out from other backup methods as it is not destroyable, making it the most secure solution.

It works very well for many of our clients and friends because your data is automatically updated, encrypted and backed up without any manual intervention.

If you would like to discuss the most effective Backup Solutions that will suit your needs:

• Call us: 023 8024 9820 • Email us: info@itcweb.co.uk

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