Backing up personal (and business) data was always a problem. From traditional data tapes to modern CDs, DVDs and flash drives, external hard disks, everything can fail and you can't carry them wherever you go.
Thanks to cloud technology enhancements, this problem has vanished from earth today. Now anyone and everyone can backup their data online safely and they don't have to spend a lot for this.
"Online Backups" are nothing but storing a backup of your data on the internet. Companies are providing services whereby you can simply drag & drop your data to their environment. After that, your files are available anywhere and everywhere. You can access them from your computer, mobile phone or tablet, or any other device that can connect to internet.
This means, your entire computer can be on the cloud. You don't have to carry anything or worry about losing your files due to a bad storage choice. These companies take care of the security aspects to ensure your data doesn't land in anyone else's hands.
Another benefit, you can decide to share this data to your friends and coworkers with the click of a button. They can see only what you allow them to, and you can even track who accessed what.
It doesn't stop there. Online storage and backup has made collaboration super easy. You can edit a document with few other people and see everyone's changes, approve, reject and arrive at a final document. Cool, isn't it?
You can invest as low as 5 to 10 dollars and get a storage space equal to your biggest computer.
As a result, more and more individuals are moving to cloud storage and directly working online. Slowly, online is becoming your main data source and that is good for everyone!