When was the last time you sat down at your desktop computer? At the office, it's essential. But in our personal lives, not so much. Especially when you consider most of us own three to five devices and rely primarily on our laptops, smartphones and tablets.
With all of those gadgets, just think about how much data you're creating on a daily basis. Files you may not even realize are important until something unimaginable happens. All it would take is one nasty virus or power crash, and you could lose it all. Or even something as simple as losing your device, or having water damage that makes your device inoperable. Who hasn't dropped their smartphone in the pool on accident?
You might be thinking, "It's no big deal, I back everything up on the cloud." But, if you've listened to Kim's show or followed Komando.com long enough, you should know cloud storage options such as iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive and DropBox, fall short. Sure, they offer a convenient way to store files and access from multiple devices. But if the worst happens, restoring files back onto each individual device would be a complete nightmare! Not to mention all those files you thought you'd saved, but actually didn't.
This is why we often stress the importance of having a solid backup service. But there's still one area most backup services struggle with. In many cases, even when "Unlimited Storage" is advertised, your account only covers data from a single device.
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Obviously, backing up a single device doesn't cut it anymore! What about your phone? Your tablet? Your laptop? Your hard drive? And what about the devices for each of your family members?
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