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Dropbox VS Google Drive

Gone are the days when everyone relied on tape disks for storing data. Cloud storage has completely revolutionized the way we stored data earlier, like Dropbox VS Google Drive. When it comes to cloud storage, there are a huge number of providers these days, but four providers have made a strong impact and are considered industry leaders: Box, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

But users are often baffled when faced with choosing among these four. We have already compared Box vs. OneDrive, so here we’ve put together a comparison between Dropbox and Google Drive to ensure you get all the information you need to make the right decision.

The competition between Dropbox and Google Drive heated up when Dropbox partnered with Microsoft last November to offer their customers Office Online integrated with their Dropbox accounts. It should heat up again now, as Google announced on Google Photos last Thursday, on Google I/O.

Let’s see the main differences between these two services.

Pricing and Features

Dropbox

Dropbox offers three plans for both individuals and business users. Here is a summary of the features it offers along with pricing.

Dropbox Basic

It’s a free plan and some of the features it comes with are:

  • 2GB storage space
  • File sharing
  • Reliable backup
  • Access from anywhere

Dropbox basic is a perfect plan for those who are just starting out with cloud storage. If you need more storage space, then                                                                   it has another plan available named Dropbox Pro.

Dropbox Pro

Here are the features it comes with:Dropbox plans and pricing

  • Costs $9.99 per month
  • 1 TB storage space
  • 30-day file versioning
  • 256-bit AES and SSL encryption
  • Additonal sharing controls
  • Remote wipe

For business users, Dropbox specifically comes with a business plan:

Dropbox for Business

Here is a quick snapshot of its important features:

  • Costs $15 per user per month starting with five users
  • Comes with a free trial for 14 days
  • Unlimited storage space
  • SSO and Active Directory
  • User-activity monitoring
  • Unlimited file recovery and revision history
  • Remote wipe and account transfers

Google Drive

Like Dropbox, Google Drive also comes with plans for both individuals and business users.

It offers 15GB of storage space for free, and if you need more than that, it offers five plans starting with 100GB storage at $1.99 and going up to 30TB at $299.99.

Total storageMonthly rate
15 GBFree
100 GB$1.99
1 TB$9.99
10 TB$99.99
20 TB$199.99
30 TB$299.99

This puts Google Drive a bit ahead of Dropbox as it offers more storage for free as compared to the 2GB Dropbox offers, and it offers a wide variety of storage options, making it a highly tailored plan for those who may need more than 15GB storage space but not as much as 1TB. However, both providers offer the same pricing for 1TB storage space: $9.99 per month.

Google Drive for Work Unlimited Cloud StorageGoogle also offers a business plan, Google Drive for Work. Here are the features it comes with:

Google Drive for Work

  • Costs $10 per user per month
  • Unlimited storage space
  • 30-day free trial as against the 14 days offered by Dropbox
  • Round-the-clock customer support
  • eDiscovery, and real-time collaboration
  • Customers get 30GB of storage space, and if they need unlimited space, they can upgrade to Google Apps Unlimited to access this feature.

Similarly, Google Apps for Work administrators need to purchase a Google Drive storage license for additional storage space.

Security

Security is a concern for all types of users, so let’s find out which provider has a better security system.

Dropbox

Dropbox has a stolid security system, some of the security features it comes with are:

  • Dropbox Your stuff is safe with DropboxSSL/TLS for file transmission and 256-bit AES encryption for file storage
  • Supports forward secrecy and enables HSTS for better protection
  • 30-day file versioning
  • Unlimited recovery ( business users only)

When it comes to streaming media files from Dropbox, those are not encrypted because not every mobile media type supports encrypted streaming.Also, those who need unlimited recovery can buy the add-on offered under Dropbox Pro and Classic plans.

In April 2015, Dropbox launched a Bug Bounty program to reward researchers who can find flaws or bugs in its applications. It shows how committed Dropbox is to ensure better security for its customers.

Google Drive

Google Drive doesn’t stay behind when it comes to security. Here is a quick snapshot of some of its important features.

  • Encryption for both the file transmission and storage (256-bit AES).
  • Compliant with most region and industry-specific regulations such as HIPAA, FISMA, FERPA, and Safe Harbor Privacy Principles
  • Data centers are ISO 27001 certified, SOC-2 audited, and SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402 Type II
  • Comes with some powerful tools to manage users better, set sharing permissions, secure devices with mobile device management, and with advanced reporting

In Feb 2015, in honor of Safer Internet Day, Google announced that it would offer an additional 2GB of storage to those who go through a simple security checkup on their account to bring awareness about online safety.

And in March 2015, Google released a set of new tools for both Google Drive for Work and Drive for Education to offer greater control over data sharing both internally and externally.

Mobile AppsDropbox Download the mobile app

Mobile apps are an inevitable need in this age of mobile digitization.

Let’s see which service offers better features.

Dropbox

Dropbox offers mobile apps for every major mobile OS, including iOS, Android,     and Blackberry. A couple of interesting functionalities offered are:

  • Access and navigate files from Dropbox accounts directly
  • Photos taken using a mobile camera can easily be saved directly to Dropbox account
  • Bookmaking facility to store files for offline access
  • Business users can connect both their personal and work Dropbox accounts but with a separate access system from the same app

In Feb 2015, Dropbox released an update that will allow users to easily open any shared link within the app itself.

Google DriveDropbox vs google drive

Google Drive offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS that help preview more than 40 popular file formats with Drive such as images, videos, PDFs, and MS Office documents and spreadsheets without any additional charges or software. Further, users can edit any files within the app itself.

In March 2015, Google announced an auto-backup feature for the images stored locally on iOS devices. This feature will help Google Drive users to better control their iOS-powered photo management setup.

It also launched a new feature for Android that will help share recently uploaded content directly from the notification that appears as soon as the upload is completed.

A recent update from Google, which was just announced last week on Google I/O is new service called Google Photo, which offers unlimited storage for your photos and videos. Each photo uploaded to Google Photos is immediately backed up on Google’s servers and can sync with your Google Drive account. After uploading a photo, Google Photos brings your most recent upload to the top of the app, making it easy to find the last photo you captured. In an effort to get everyone to use Google Photos, Google also announced that the service and app features free “unlimited storage”, allowing you to upload as many photos and videos as you’d like.

This new service is definitely a game changer in the competition vs Dropbox which dream was becoming your one-stop storage destination. 

No matter which service you choose, keep in mind that even though it is in the cloud, you still need to backup your data online, especially if you are an IT manager responsible for your company’s online data. Read more on how to prevent data loss in the cloud HERE.

 

How to recover your G Suite?

How to recover your Gmail/Google Apps drive, contacts and calendar.

We will explain how to recover lost online data in your Drive, lost contacts and deleted calendar events. Let’s get to it!


What this article is about:


First ask yourself: When did you delete it? If it hasn’t been that long (no more than 30 days) follow the next instructions.

How To Recover Gmail Contacts

Google has a built-in system that saves older versions of contacts for some time to help recover any contact data that is lost accidentally. Here is how you can use this feature to recover your Google contacts.

  • Step 1: Click on “Gmail” in the top left corner of the window, then select “Contacts” in the drop down menu that appears.
  • Step 2: On the Google Contacts page, click on the “More” button on the top left part of the screen, and select “Restore Contacts” from the dropdown menu.

Your recently deleted contact data should be restored under a new group with the current date as the title. However, Google deletes Contacts’ data as well after 30 days, so make sure you recover contacts sooner, rather than later.

How To Recover a Deleted Calendar Event

If you accidentally delete an event, you may not be able to recover all your details, but can retrieve some information through an XML feed.

  • Step 1: Click on the Undo option right on top that appears as soon as you delete an event. It stays there for a few moments so you need to be quick about it, otherwise, you’ll have to recreate the calendar event.
  • Step 2: If you missed undo link, look for any invitations you might have sent for that event in your Gmail’s Sent folder.

If you can’t find any invitation, you’ll have to recover the data the hard way. If you’re not well versed with Google Apps or aren’t an apps administrator, it would be better to simply recreate the event.

How To Find Calendar’s Public XML Feed

  • Step 1: Change your domain’s calendar sharing settings in the Google Admin console to Share all information, and outsiders cannot modify calendars.
  • Step 2: In the list on the left, click on the drop down option of your calendar, and select calendar settings.
  • Step 3: Scroll down until you see Private Address column with two sections, XML, and ICAL. Click on XML.
  • Step 4: You should see a popup with a URL on it. Click it.
  • Step 5: Once clicked, add the string “?showdeleted=true&showhidden=true” to the end of URL in your browser’s address bar. You should see an XML feed with all the event details in your calendar, including the ones you just deleted.

You can see limited information about your events such as a brief description and the event title, but the invited guests’ information isn’t recoverable though.

How To Recover Deleted Files from Google Drive

The usual way to do it:

  • Step 1: Go to your Google Drive and click on the Trash option on the left.
  • Step 2:  Once there, select the file you want to recover and click the “Restore” button.
  • Step 3: In case you can’t find the files there, go to the Google Admin console and navigate to the users section.
  • Step 4: Find the user in the list, and then go to their account page. Once there, click on the three vertical dots on the top left corner, then select “Restore Data” in the drop down menu.
  • Step 5: Select the date range for when you deleted the files, and check the box for Google Drive files, then click Restore. That should do it.

The other complementary ways:

  • If you are a Google apps user, ask your admin to recover your data. Google Apps admins can recover data from the prior 25 days.
  • If you took all the actions above and still can’t find that lost Google App data (Drive, Contacts, Calendar)  you were looking for, then you must have deleted it over a month ago, and therefore you can’t recover it, since Google automatically erases it after 30 days.
  • If you are using CloudAlly, then you can easily recover your deleted data, even though it was permanently erased by Google.

Recover your deleted email with CloudAlly

  • a. Log in to your account in CloudAlly dashboard
  • b. Go to the Google account you would like to restore and click on it
  • c. Search for the data type (email/drive/calendar/contacts)  and date you want to recover
  • d. Click on restore/export
  • c. Get your recovered data to your account or desktop

It’s really simple and easy to restore lost online with CloudAlly automated backups for Google Apps. Next time, if you are using CloudAlly, you can skip all those steps, log in to CloudAlly and recover your lost data. As simple as a click. Read more on “How to backup Google Apps”. Otherwise, you’re welcome to sign up for a free trial at and test it!


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How to recover Gmail/Google Apps?

Lost and found part 1: How to recover your Gmail/Google Apps email?

You have thousands of emails in your Gmail inbox, which you deleted because you didn’t want to bother sorting through them all. Sounds familiar? I’m sure it does. We get so many emails each day, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with it, so we simply erase what we think we don’t need. So lets discuss: how to recover your Gmail/Google Apps email?

One day, you are looking for an important email and you just can’t find it. Suddenly, you realize that you probably deleted it, and end up scratching your head with panic, wondering how you can recover that data!

So – don’t panic we’re here to explain how you can recover your lost emails.

First is first: Ask your self, when did you delete it? if it hasn’t been that long (no more than 30 days) follow the next steps:

Step 1: Type in the keyword, preferably a long-tail one, related to your email in the search box.

In order to find and recover lost emails, you need to know some relevant keywords related to those emails, as with the dates they were sent or received. This will help narrow down the search.

Step 2: If you don’t find the email you’re looking for, scroll down to the bottom and look for the deleted message link.

Step 3: Click on “View It” and it will show you all the messages related to your keyword in the trash

Step 4: If you’ve found the email you were looking for, make sure you move it to the inbox as Google automatically empties the trash folder, after 30 days.

All you need to do is click on the check box for the email, and then click the “Move to Inbox” button. You can also go directly to the Trash folder to search for and move emails to the inbox.

Step 5: If you still didn’t find what you’re looking for, click on the spam folder on the left-hand side of Gmail and search with the same keyword in that folder.

Step 6: If you find the email you were searching for, make sure you click on the corresponding checkbox and mark it “Not Spam” to move it back to the inbox.

Step 7: If you still can’t find the email, try looking through your custom labels, if you’ve created any. If you still can’t find it, chances are, your email was deleted by Google permanently.

If you are a Google apps user, ask your admin to recover your data. Google Apps admins can recover data from the prior 25 days.

If you took all the actions above and still can’t find that email you were looking for, then you must have deleted your email over a month ago, and them you can’t recover it, since Google automatically erases it after 30 days.

If you are using CloudAlly, then you can easily recover your deleted email, even though it was permanently erased by Google:

step 8: Recover your deleted email with CloudAlly

a. Log in to your account in CloudAlly dashboard

b. Go to the Google account you would like to restore and click on it

c. Search for the email/date you want to recover

d. Click on restore/export

c. Get your recovered email to your inbox or desktop

It’s really simple and easy to restore lost emails with CloudAlly automated backups for Google Apps. Next time, if you are using CloudAlly, you can skip all those steps, log in to CloudAlly and recover your lost data. As simple as a click.

Read more on “How to backup Google Apps” Here.

Read the second part of  how to recover Google Apps: Deleted Contacts, Calendar and Google Drive!

Backup strategy for business continuity

The importance of backing up your data dates back to the earliest days of technology. Yet you might be surprised to learn that, according to the World Backup Day Website, even in our technology and the gadget-driven world, about 30% of people have NEVER backed up their data. Sure, that number probably includes some of us who want to backup our data and simply don’t know how, but it also most definitely includes a large percentage of individuals and small-to-medium size businesses who simply don’t understand why backing up their data is necessary! Perhaps they see backups as something more suitable for the accident-prone, the forgetful and the technically challenged. What is your IT backup strategy for your business continuity?


What this article is about:


Why data backup is a must

Data loss is much more common than you think. According to the World Backup Day Website:

  • 29% of backup-related disasters are caused by accident
  • Over 100 phones are lost or stolen every day
  • 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses every month

Here at CloudAlly, we also know that over 45% of data loss is caused due to user deletion. Let’s face it – those are some scary statistics! Even the most responsible, organized and tech-savvy among us could, in an instant, find ourselves without access to some of our most valuable digital media and critical online data. Even if we are able to piece together some of our information from the USB stick attached to our keys or an old email account, the restoration process of our data is often incredibly time-consuming and expensive. At the end of the day most are left with extensive amounts of data that is lost forever.

And yes, we really do mean FOREVER. In today’s world, service providers promise comprehensive data backup that the majority of users consider more than enough. What these individuals don’t take into consideration is all the scenarios in which they accidentally delete data, inadvertently download a computer virus, or have their phone stolen – resulting in the loss of data that no service providers or app developers can account for in their data backup policies.

The bottom-line: Backing up your data not just a recommendation, it’s a requirement. And it needs to be done in an active, comprehensive manner that enables you to quickly and easily restore all of your data, no matter what.

How to backup data

Now that we’ve established that data backup is a must, it’s time we provide an overview of how to backup your data: All the options you have for backing up your data and the pros and cons of each of these options.

While there are a vast number of companies and services operating in this field, data backup services generally fall into one of three categories:

  • On-Premises Backup
  • Cloud-based Backup
  • Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

On–Premises Backup

An On-Premises Backup keeps a updated version of your data on a local server or external drive. The mains benefits of these types of data backup solutions include:

  • Maintaining complete control over all the data and related systems,
  • Ensuring that all corporate data is stored and handled internally
  • Dedicated IT staff can remain in charge of maintenance and support
  • The initial investment may be somewhat high (relative to cloud-based and cloud-to-cloud services) but it can be a more cost-efficient option in the long-term.

While those are some pretty convincing advantages, there are significant disadvantages that accompany on-premises backup solutions. For example, the main reasons small and medium size companies (SMBs) tend to shy away from on-premises backup plans is that they require significant in-house technical know-how, as well ongoing resources to build and maintain both the backup server infrastructure and the personnel needed to manage it. That’s why today many SMB’s tend to lean towards Cloud-based and Cloud-to-Cloud services.

Cloud-based Backup

Over the past decade, Cloud-backup services have been extremely popular and accessible for both individuals and enterprises. From our experience, in the case of cloud-backup solutions there are multiple silver linings:

  • Easy access – Cloud backup technology approaches are convenient because the information can be easily accessed, shared, managed and retrieved. It doesn’t hurt that the service provider also takes on around-the-clock monitoring and reporting responsibilities that a small business would not find affordable within on-premises backup solutions.
  • Reliability – The built-in security features that accompany such services are of great value, particularly to SMBs. Such services generally include the relinquishing of responsibility for infrastructure and technology upgrades, which are often a significant burden for small businesses.
  • Cost-Effective and Scalable – Organizations can leverage the unlimited scalability of a third-party cloud backup solutions without investing upfront in infrastructure. With the popularity of pay-as-you-go models in this field, SMBs can significantly reduce the resources allocated for backup infrastructure and IT staff, and simultaneously plan for the costs that would accompany organizational capacity growth.
  • Quick Recovery Times – File recovery from cloud storage is generally faster than on-premises backups, and obviously doesn’t require being in a specific location in order to successfully recover and access your data.

While Cloud backup certainly has it’s perks, like any technology it also has its disadvantages. For example:

  • Original Backups and Full-Restorations can be Time-Consuming – Depending on the amount of data you and/or your company needs to backup, the first full backup and/or full recovery could prove to be quite time-consuming and negatively impact organizational activities while these backups/restorations are taking place.
  • Size matters – Organizations will have to take into account both the amount of data that needs to be transferred to the cloud on a daily basis and the amount of bandwidth available to complete this transfer. With companies that have extensive data, these limitations may be significant in the framework of their data backup strategy.
  • No Guarantees – While cloud-based backup services are generally extremely reliable, there are certain elements like the availability of bandwidth that is simply not in the provider’s control. As such they cannot provide service-level agreements (SLAs) and their services are accompanied by a certain level of risk.

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Last but certainly not least are Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Services like CloudAlly. As more and more of our business activities and interactions occur online, we continually increase the value of all of our online data. With an ever-growing global economy, it’s no surprise that cloud-based applications such as Office 365, Google Apps and Salesforce have become the optimal answer to the needs of SMBs and Enterprise worldwide.

While these services do come with certain security features, they are simply NOT built for providing the comprehensive protection against the most likely culprit: ourselves. Time and time again, we’ve seen that simple, accidental human errors can result in the loss of essential business data. We mess up, it happens. Cloud-to-Cloud Backups are specifically designed to protect us from turning those “oops” moments into more serious data-loss disasters. Clear benefits include:

  • Take Control – Whether you want to secure online data for your whole team or only selected users within your organization, Cloud-to-Cloud services offer quick, easy and customizable automated backup service. With only a few clicks, you can choose the archive location, backup times and frequencies that work best for you and your team.
  • Put Safety First – Cloud-to-Cloud backup services can implement internal controls and audits such that you can remain compliant with any and all data privacy requirements.
  • Quickly Backed Up, Quickly Restored – Cloud-to-Cloud backups excel in keeping files that have been accidentally deleted easily accessible. Within minutes you can find, restore and export archived data from any point in time.
  • Data with Unlimited Lives – No need to worry about lost or corrupted data. Whether someone inadvertently deleted a file or a virus took over your email account, cloud-to-cloud daily backup services ensure your data is not only retained, but that it remains intact and ready for use, whenever you need it.
  • It’s All Yours – In our dynamic global environment, your past, current and future employees are located all across the world, weaving in and out of a variety of employment opportunities. Their constant creation of new data needs to be managed and monitored to ensure that these essential company assets stay accessible to your and your team. Cloud-to-Cloud backups provide you with the control you need to retain this data stays and easily move it from one user to another.
  • Cost-effective Solutions – IT managers are often working with limited budgets, and are all about being as efficient as possible. The in-depth monitoring features you can access through Cloud-to-Cloud backup services make it easy to delete inactive accounts without deleting the accompanying data they generated, and simultaneously cut licensing costs and storage fees associated with these inactive accounts.

So that’s the low-down on how to backup your data. Perhaps we’re partial, but from where we stand, Cloud-to-Cloud backup services have proven time and again that they are able to provide the most comprehensive solutions without compromising on standards for safety, security or simplicity. If you want to learn more about what causes to data loss in the cloud, and how to prevent it, download our free overview. You could also start to backup your cloud account with a Free 14 day trial.


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Top Cloud Computing Blogs to Read

According to a Gartner forecast, cloud adoption is expected to reach $250 billion by 2017.  According to another insight discussed in “Digital Business – Rethinking Fundamentals”, a keynote Cloud Business Summit held in NYC last year, over 60 percent of enterprises are expected to have at least half of their infrastructure on cloud-based platforms by 2018. The future of the cloud is bright and it is evident that to implement the cloud successfully, enterprises first need to understand the basics right and need to stay on top of its latest developments.

While there are many news sources, very few blogs offer in-depth analysis and insights to help you understand the benefits of the cloud. Are you curious to know which ones do? Here is our top choices.

URL: http://www.infoworld.com/

InfoWorld is a popular choice among technology and business leaders who need in-depth analysis of enterprise technology. David Linthicum, a widely recognized thought leader in the cloud computing industry, covers their cloud computing section mostly. He covers current trends in cloud computing and offers rich insights on the industry’s breaking news as well.

URL: http://cloudtweaks.com/

CloudTweaks was established back in 2009 and considered one of the leading cloud computing blogs today. It has contributors from across the world and publishes cloud trends, industry interviews, predictions, and information-rich articles. Its cloud technology comics covered under the humor section play a major role behind its immense popularity.

URL: http://www.cloudave.com/

CloudAve has a broad range of contributors with a wide variety of subject matter expertise. It claims to encourage debate and do not offer any official viewpoint. They also publish informative articles on other technology and business topics such as mobile, entrepreneurship, marketing, and more

URL: http://cloudpundit.com/

CloudPundit is the brainchild of Lydia Leong, a technology analyst at Gartner. She covers cloud technologies and a wide variety of related topics such as content delivery networks, managed hosting, data centers, emerging cloud and cloud-enabled services, and other Internet infrastructure services. Posts related to her analyst coverage area are also mirrored at the Gartner Blog Network.

URL: http://cloudcomputing.blogspot.in/

Cloud Computing by Chirag Mehta offers in-depth analysis and interesting predictions about cloud. Chirag has 15 years of experience in product management, strategy, architecture, and development and as a panelist and keynote speaker at several enterprise software conferences. His blogs are also published at CloudAve.

URL: http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/

All Things Distributed is a popular blog run by Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon. It isn’t just about cloud computing though, but provides an insight into AWS’ vision and strategy, which is obviously a matter of interest for any cloud pro. It is an excellent knowledge hub for businesses planning to build robust and scalable, distributed systems.

URL: http://www.diversity.net.nz/

Renowned Forbes columnist Ben Kepes covers the convergence of mobile, technology, agility, and ubiquity, enabled by the cloud here. He is a recognized, subject matter expert and considered one of the most influential technology thinkers globally. Ben’s commentary has been published in several popular online publications such as GigaOm, The Guardian, and ReadWriteWeb, to name a few.

URL: https://www.rickscloud.com/

Rickscloud is run by Rick Blaisdell, a cloud computing expert and technical strategist with twenty years of extensive experience in product and business development. The blog has over 530 cloud and technology articles covering virtualization, cloud security, IaaS, SaaS, and latest news on cloud industry and services.

URL: http://avoa.com/

The Avoa blog is a go-to source for many technology and business leaders to get updates on technology innovation, and rich insights on cloud computing from the blogger Tim Crawford, a thought leader in the areas of IT innovation, transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing.

URL: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/

This is a popular blog covering all the latest news, white papers, informative articles about the cloud, and several event and conference announcements. It has several accredited top software executives as columnists sharing their insights regarding cloud on its blog.

Feel free to also checkout the CloudAlly blog as well – Cloud trends, CRM trends, Productivity apps developments, Google Apps, Office 365, Salesforce, Cloud backup and more.

Which is your favorite blog? Did we miss an important one? Do you have a different top list? Please comment below and let us know which blogs you think should have been included, and why.

 

 

Cloud Backup Infographics Roundup

According to a forecast by Computerworld, 42 percent IT leaders plan to invest more on cloud computing this year. There will be an 11 percent shift of IT budget toward various cloud computing versions as a new delivery model by 2016, as per IDC predictions. That’s an impressive statistic and proof of how shiny the future of cloud is.

While the majority of enterprises plan to embrace or use cloud more, they often underrate the security part. What if the data stored in the cloud gets lost due to some virus attack, phishing, or accidental deletion. How can it be recovered? An inevitable solution to prevent data loss is back up.

In this article we are going to list the top 10 infographics that will help visualize why backups are important – be it a cloud or a cloud-to-cloud network, how it evolved, and where it stands now. Let’s get rolling then.

1. What Can Cause Data Loss?

Before, we talk about backup; we should talk about what causes data loss; viruses, phishing scams, hacking, or something else? Here is a detailed infographic about that.

2. How Data Loss Could Be Deadly for a Business

Here is an informative infographic from DSS Datacenter that depicts what data loss could cost a business. It has some shocking data loss statistics that will convince any business to implement cloud backup today.

3. Evolution of Backups

To protect a business from data loss, backups are crucial, but what brought around the concept in the first place, and how did it evolve? This infographic from Axcient explains.

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4. Women Are More Unlikely to Backup Their Data Than Men – Seagate Study

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and Seagate, 30 percent of the women that participated in the survey acknowledged that they do not back up their data at all! Curious about what men do? Here is an interesting infographic with more information.

5. What Can Cloud Backup Do for You?

An excellent infographic  and a revelation for companies that are unsure about whether they need a cloud backup solution, and how it can influence their business, by Acronis.

6. Why Companies Are Moving to Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud backup solutions play a significant role in a company’s data recovery strategy and an increasing number of businesses have started realizing this as of late. So, why is cloud backup the toast of the town? This infographic from CloudBacko explains.

7. How to Ensure Business Continuity With Cloud Backup

Business continuity is crucial for every enterprise. Wondering how cloud backup solutions can help ensure zero downtime?

8. Is Backup Reliable?

By now, it is clear that data recovery and backup solutions are important and can’t be ignored. However, are they reliable enough so that businesses can focus on their core needs without worrying about data loss anymore? Here is an interesting infographic from Kroll On track on what you need to know.

9. The CIO’s Essential Checklist for Cloud Backup

Cloud storage and backup can bring elasticity and agility but it is critically important for CIOs to address the basics of cloud backup first, including access control, availability, data encryption, and uptime. Druva made this job easier with an excellent security checklist for CIOs.

10. Look for a Cloud pro, Not a Poser

Many cloud solution providers claim to have a stolid security system that is ideal for securing enterprise data, but the fact is, they don’t have adequate knowledge and experience required and like other industries, they are self-claimed gurus. How can a business identify the posers? Here is an interesting infographic from Autotask that can help distinguish the good from the bad.

There are many other infographics on Cloud Backup, these were our top 10 favorite ones. The awareness to Cloud Backup is enormous by now, every business has a backup, and if they didn’t migrate it to the cloud yet –  they are probably considering  it. What about Cloud To Cloud Backup? Do you know you must also backup your SaaS applications? If you are not familiar with it, you should read our overview  “Why Backup Online Data” and learn why we all need to backup online data (YES! although it’s already in the cloud)  before it’s too late.