Nowadays it is common to work from a remote location, and to still have all the necessary data you might need to work. Moreover, it is possible to easily and quickly share that info with others, so that you can speed up work, and make it more efficient. Nevertheless, even such technology is not immune to natural phenomena. Though, if you take all the security measures, it will be possible to avoid any damage to data.
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Working with big computers
To be able to work seamlessly with data from across the world, you will need some serious computing power. In order to deliver such power, speed and effective computing, a powerful engine was required to set everything in motion. The Google Compute Engine is a unique piece of software that allows great services with minimal effort. Moreover, it created a stir when it came out, but, how safe is it really. Generally speaking, any service that has to use hard drives to backup data, will have a security flaw somewhere.
Facing the risks of online storage
Even though there are many security measures installed within Cloud based systems, it is sometimes simply not enough to prevent data loss from happening. However, it is a great line of defense if you fear that somebody could be stealing information. Though, there is some need to improve in elemental protection, as it is hard to get good protection against lightning. Encryption and data protection is only part of Cloud systems which are amazing if you want to keep sticky hands out of the data centers, but, it is time to think outside of the box, and to fully protect the data, and the clients.
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Upgrades to make data safer
Thankfully, Google has recognized the issues of losing data, and how it can influence a company greatly. For that reason the company has already started transferring all its data to a different system that will be more resistant to even natural calamities. Although you cannot account for disasters, you should nevertheless try to figure out what to do if something serious happens. On the other hand, it is very important to keep working on better solutions, and to upgrade hardware and software to make it even more reliable and useful. Just remember to inform clients that changes are about to happen.
Making sure that nothing is lost
Being able to protect all data is simply impossible. However, it is more possible to work towards a way that will help in preventing data loss in the future, and that if it happens, recovering any backups will be easier. Keep in mind that storing your data on separate drives can help protect it even more, though, you will have to update it regularly. Make sure that your backups are safely stashed away, so that it will be hard to ruin them, or to even get a hold of them. When devising a plan on what to do in a dire situation, make sure to account for any kind of possible damage.
Losing data can happen
Google can do everything in its might to protect your data, but sometimes accidents will happen, and some users will be forced to lose their valuable data. Though, it is not the end of the world, and if there are plenty of backups made, it will be possible to bring back at least part of lost information. Review the risks, and try to come up with solutions that will best work for you, and for the users as well, otherwise you can expect people to stop using Google.