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Why you need a backup for files in the cloud?

Ever wondered why you would need a backup even if you’re storing your files in the cloud? We are here to fill you in! Check out the answer in less than 60 seconds on this short episode of #MarissaExplainsITAll. You can also follow along with the script down below.

Marissa Explains IT All: Episode 1

 

Why do you need a backup if you’re storing your files in the cloud?

Transcript:

“Why do you need a backup if you’re storing your files in the cloud? So, the cloud isn’t the same thing as a backup. The cloud uses the internet to make things more available from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. While those vendors are trying to make sure that those infrastructure and the services are running at all times, and they protect themselves in the event that something were to happen to their environment, they don’t always protect your data the same way that a backup does. Your backup is intentionally creating copies so that you can use it in the event that the original copy is no longer there, where as the cloud service just makes it available. While we have things like versioning to help us be able to see the changes that have been made and roll back, we can’t reliably recover and restore – which is why you need a dedicated backup.”
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How DNS Security Keeps Your Organization Safe from Cyber Threats

Remote work and cloud technology have improved productivity in the workplace but have also created more opportunities for cyber attackers.

Since the beginning of 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes.  Web threats are rising as 1 in 13 web requests now lead to malware.

Protecting your organization from cyber threats starts with having a layered approach to your organization’s cyber defenses.

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How We Provide Consistently Excellent IT Support

The WorkSmart team is rooting for your success. As an IT service provider, we know that great service helps your organization grow. Quality IT support from a strategic partner helps you focus on your business goals rather than worry about your technology.

That’s why gauging customer happiness and getting feedback is extremely valuable, and why it’s important for us to have a way to measure and track the customer experience.

Here’s how we use a single metric, Net Promoter Score®, to compute client happiness and provide consistently excellent IT support.

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11 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks

The right cybersecurity strategy can protect your small business from cyber attacks. In the blog, we’ll cover 11 cybersecurity tips to help you secure accesses to your technology, use traditional (and proven) security measures, and modernize your approach to cybersecurity.

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WorkSmart Continues Managed IT Services Expansion in Atlanta

Today, we’re sharing the news of our recent acquisition! RMS Associates of Smyrna, Georgia joins the WorkSmart community! The purchase was finalized on January 1, 2021.
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4 Ways Azure AD Can Benefit Your Business

As more accounts move to the cloud, the key to securing your company’s data is managing access effectively. Azure AD is a cloud-based identity and access management tool that helps you simplify security and allows your team to work from anywhere.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Use Microsoft Teams for Meetings

Even if your organization has been using Microsoft Teams remotely for months, there’s a good chance you may not know the full range of its capabilities. And, Teams has a lot of great tools to help you stay connected, organized, and productive. In this blog, you will learn much more about the features of Teams. Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to use Microsoft Teams for meetings.
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How to Use Microsoft 365 to Improve Team Collaboration

Effective teamwork can be challenging for organizations of all sizes, especially with many continuing to work from home. Fortunately, Microsoft 365 makes it easier to work together and stay connected with several cloud-based apps. Here are tips for helping your team use Microsoft 365 to improve collaboration.

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How to Identify Cybersecurity Risks & Plan Your IT Security Strategy

Cybersecurity continues to be a key factor for success in the modern workplace.

Whether an attack has happened yet or not, your organization is vulnerable. That’s why it is crucial to have a plan that supports your business.

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Data Security in the Cloud: Azure AD and Microsoft Intune

As companies continue to operate remotely because of the pandemic, business continuity remains a focal point of IT strategy. Managers and employees need to have tools that allow them to stay secure and be productive—no matter where they are.