If you are a small business that is not using an online backup service, you should consider it – for any and all PCs and laptops where you store data that you wouldn’t want to lose.  There are several advantages to using an online backup service over storing data on local drives or CDs:

Offsite storage.  Your backup data and your original data shouldn’t be located in the same place, so that if something should happen to one (such as fire, theft, or electrical surges) your data will be safe in the other.  Some people are more comfortable having their backup data in their personal possession rather than with an unseen third party.  However, with sophisticated encryption and redundant data centers, the fact is that today’s popular online backup services provide more protection and security than most small businesses can provide for themselves. (more…)