Ask yourself two questions:
- How important is the data on your computer?
- You you do a regular back of this data?
The majority of our customers we ask these question to answer: Yes, I don’t want to lose my data & No, I don’t back it up at all. If your answers to these questions has just made you realise your data isn’t save, don’t worry we have the answer.
If you are new to the Cloud we can help. Basically the cloud means your data is stored on big servers somewhere else in the world and you access this data through the internet. Now initially everyone feels the same:
I don’t want to store my personal/business data on someone else’s computer. There might be anyone looking at it and it might not be safe there because Google might lose it!
However this mindset couldn’t be further from the truth. Google’s servers are the most secure on the planet and they have the best technology to protect your data. The truth is your data is light years more secure and safe on Google’s cloud servers than it is on your own hard drive at home.
So how do you get started using Google Drive?
The first thing you need to do is get a Google account which doesn’t mean you have to use Gmail (however we recommend Gmail but that’s for a different article). With Google Chrome (Our recommended browser) create an account, using your email and then sign in. On the right you will see a small arrow which will take you to your apps page. If the Logo above isn’t there you can add it from their store for free. After you have created an account Google very kindly give you 5Gb of cloud storage for free. When you first log into your GDrive you get the offer of downloading GDrive to your PC. Click on this download and follow the instructions. Once you have Google Drive on your PC any data you put in the Google Drive folder will automatically sync with the Cloud. This allows you to continue using your computers data as normally but as long as you are storing everything in the Google Drive Folder you have your data securely backed-up in real time.
Need more space?
Extra storage space on Google Drive is very reasonably priced.
What else does Google Drive allow me to do?
GDrive has lots of other functions from using Google’s own Docs & Sheets (Like office Word & Excel) to awesome collaborationist (Sharing) functions but this goes beyond the scope of this article.
Having Trouble setting Google drive up?
Well that’s what we are here for. We can set you up with Google Drive at your home or place of business for £50. Just give us a call on the numbers above to book your appointment.