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Cloud Storage – The Easiest & Safest Backup

Cloud storage has come a long way in the last couple of years and while many are embracing it some are not but it is the easiest way to back up and unlike hard drives which can and do die , you will be able to get your data back.

When signing up to a cloud service make sure you secure your account by actioning :

  • 2 factor authentication – you give them your mobile phone number
  • A recovery email account – that you can access
  • A decent password

There are 3 main cloud services I recommend

One Drive – you get a 1TB account free with a subscription to Office 365

Google Drive – 200GB plan is $43.99 a year – 2TB – $124.99 a year – Google Drive Plans

Dropbox – $15.39 month for 2TB – Dropbox Plans

Remember with Cloud storage – you have a copy of your data on your computer and a copy in the cloud – delete from your computer – deletes from the cloud ( but if you accidentally delete something it will be in the rubbish bin in the cloud provider in most cases )

You can also save space on your computer by storing folders and flies in the cloud and not on your computer but accessing them only when you need them.

If you need help setting up a cloud solution please CONTACT ME

One Drive Tuition – Help

Google Drive – Help

Dropbox – Help

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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