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Data storage tips for businesses

There is no denying that data is a crucial element of modern businesses these days so finding the right type of storage for data is essential. Massive volumes of data are generated every year and we need it to make decisions, develop services, and communicate with customers. We also have an obligation to keep this information secure and only in the hands of those authorised to have it.

To ensure that you don’t lose or misplace data you need a solid state-of-the-art storage system that not only keeps it safe but allows you to easily access any necessary data. Take a look at our tips on data storage for your business:

Use cloud storage

You’ll be glad to hear that cloud storage solutions are amongst the simplest and takes out a lot of the work required for other data storage models. You’re able to store large amounts of data outside of your workspace in a virtual storage location and this allows employees to access this without storing the data on external hardware.

Mishandling data is one of the main reasons behind data breaches so by streamlining the process you can keep customer and business information secure.

Data transfer

Transferring data from one device to another requires the right hardware and techniques to prevent data leaks. You need a plan in place before the migratory process starts and use the best practices for secure data transfer.

This can involve data encryption, having a backup of the data, or using the proper USB ports for efficient transfer but these protocols are essential for handling sensitive data with care.

GDPR

GDPR refers to the regulations in place to protect personal information and how it can be used by organisations, businesses, or governments. This means that personal data must be used fairly, lawfully, and transparently within clear specifications and purposes. The security of this data also must be ensured and only kept for a specific amount of time.

Violating GDPR and data protection rules can result in hefty fines and even lawsuits so make sure that your employees are trained and up to date on GDPR regulations in the UK.

Servers


Servers store, manage and deliver data all across a network. They are the core of a company’s IT infrastructure and when you’re running a business, having the right ones in place that can support your business needs is essential. They’re also your first defence against prospective hackers and other threats.

Providing a secure network means the company and customer data is kept safe in the case of incidence and disrepair. It also prevents data from being infiltrated and transferred outside of your company.

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