We have dozens of gigabytes of data stored on our computers, tablets and mobile phones, much of which are photographs. Nobody prints them today, we usually look at them on the display of a mobile phone or computer. If this device is lost, stolen or damaged, we can easily lose several years of memories, as well as other important or sensitive documents that we have stored in the device. Experts from Aliter Technologies therefore advise on how to prevent this problem.
According to Peter Kováč from the company Aliter Technologies, the best solution is online storage, the so-called cloud: “The use of the cloud has several advantages – it offers automatic backup of data, photos, documents, automated organization of photos into albums according to location, time or other parameters. It also allows you to connect multiple devices, allowing all family members to share and store photos on one account or, for example, access them from different devices. All you have to do is connect to the internet.”
At the same time, many companies and the state also use the cloud extensively. Especially with the pandemic, a number of people changet to home office, where they accessed their e-mail boxes, data repositories or collaboration tools remotely, ie via the cloud.
“Cloud brings users several practical benefits. Holiday photos are always at hand. Time is not a problem for the cloud either. This is because data is stored for an indefinite period of time, so it will not happen to you, for example, what in the case of an old CD or USB key is that it wears out after years and does not load data. In terms of data protection, the cloud is also much better. For large players, the data is highly protected and in combination with a good password and two-factor authentication, you don’t have to worry about data theft,” explains Peter Kováč.
There are currently several cloud services on the market that allow free storage of a certain amount of data. So if you’re not one of the avid photographers who has thousands of photos in their galleries, free storage is enough, which usually offers a volume of 2 to 15 GB of data as standard, which is space for thousands of photos. “For more demanding users, there are paid services available that also provide the ability to edit and optimize photos and enhanced functionality for organizing and sharing photos. However, any data can be stored on the cloud, it serves as a virtual disk, so the user does not have to focus only on photos. The cloud can thus be used to back up our data, whether private or corporate,” explains the expert.
First, it is necessary to consider the comparison of existing products in terms of available features and price. Many providers offer free versions that have lower storage capacity than the paid version and provide only basic features. For the average user, these versions are sufficient. For more demanding users who have a large amount of data, it is appropriate to consider paid versions.
Peter Kováč, an expert from Aliter Technologies, also advises that an important factor in choosing the right service is the comfort of its use. If a user, family, or peer with whom they share data primarily uses products such as Apple, Google, or Microsoft, they should look at existing solutions from those companies that offer the best implementation of services into the operating system and thus ease of use.
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