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The Sky Is Falling

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This post is about why cloud computing might not be right for you.

It’s true, conventional wisdom today points everyone in the direction of digitization and connectivity but below a certain threshold the drawbacks associated with such a change can outweigh any real benefits. Time proven methods can still provide rock solid backup solutions for a fraction of the cost to organizations without complex needs, paving the way for greater efficiency. The scientific principle of Occam’s Razor, stating that “the simpler solution is often the correct one” can be easily applied to these scenarios, but the tendency of some managers is to be drawn to innovations without balancing the rationale for making the jump.

With that in mind, careful evaluation of current business practices are a must. Depending on the presence of remotely working employees, security needs, and other factors using a magnetic tape based backup can still be the right choice under certain circumstances. For bulk data storage in deep archives, tape drives are still by and far the cheapest option on the market. Decades of practice have led to the development of highly secure handling protocols, ensuring that your information is as guarded as you could want.

Even without the decision to continue with magnetic tape, some clients are deciding that the best way to ensure the safety of their information is to have no digital connection at all. Hard copy documents can be susceptible to environmental degradation, but with the proper handling procedures in place that threat is almost entirely negated. Legal requirements are the impetus for these decisions on occasion, and making sure backups are in line with compliance needs is a must.

Whether you rely on paper, magnetic tape, or the cloud for your organization’s record handling practices, The Data Vault has you covered. With over 30 years of experience and knowledge, we’ve perfected the art of storing information while keeping up with modern innovations. Don’t know where to start? Our records consulting option can help you plan and implement a system to meet your needs today and in the future. Contact us and we can help get the ball rolling!

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