According to a new report by Symantec, large companies on average store 100,000 terabytes of information, and small to mid-size businesses store 563 terabytes of data. The total size of data that all businesses have is 2.2 zettabytes, and that number is expected to grow significantly in the next few years.
This increase in data also gives hackers more opportunities to steal this important information. Consumer data is now the world’s most valuable resource – “the oil of the digital era” – and needs to be protected. A breach can result in serious consequences, both for the business and the consumer. Here are some ways to better manage and safeguard your company’s data.
Analyzing the data you have can help you make better business choices. Using Snowflake Analytics you can gather data effortlessly and allow those that require access to see it wherever they are.
Real-time data helps you to keep the finger on the pulse of your business. It can gather, organize and visualize all your business data in one place. By blending together data from all your cloud applications and the rest of your business, you can uncover trends and drive growth.
Businesses and consumers are increasingly reliant on cloud-based storage solutions instead of local in-house servers. Your files are stored in the cloud, essentially someone else’s infrastructure, that gives you the same features large businesses have, leveling the playing field.
Given the multitude of cloud storage providers out there, one has to wisely choose a provider who will offer the maximum amount of low-cost storage and bandwidth, while still keeping your data safe. You’ll benefit from some of the best cloud-based companies in the industry as cloud storage providers have stringent systems in place to ensure that their client’s data is as safe as it should be.
Cloud-based computing also allows you to set file and folder permissions, giving you the control to determine who has access to all of your data. You can access this data anywhere in the world, also giving you the flexibility you need.
More Effective Time Management
A better, cloud-based data management system will provide you with the means to save time and money within your business. With no need to upload or download data there are immediate costs savings in the faster processing. Teams can all work from one document at the same time with all changes displayed on each other’s screens. Greater data collaboration will bring about a much faster turnaround on projects leaving your team ready for the next venture sooner.