Our technology went through several evolutions. It had come a long way from storing data in paper to ginormous hard drives to smaller drives, to CDs and flash storage to finally reaching online. Cloud storage is a groundbreaking invention that allows people to store their data online. That means no more carrying hard drives, no more fumbling around your back looking for a flash drive, and no more getting worried about viruses. With a little more evolution from there, we reached a multi-cloud strategy. Thanks to these inventions, we now have a lot of ways to store data how we want to. In this article, we will talk all about data management.
What is the importance of data management?
Managing your data properly allows you to have an effective environment to work on. The workflow would be much faster, more efficient, and smoother. Your company can avoid losing deals just because an important document is lost. Having your data organized also prevents you from losing or misplacing them.
How can we manage data better?
There are a lot of strategies you can use to manage data better. The first way is by sorting data. You and your team should always label all your files. Use a standardized naming system, do not just name your files “yesterday’s minutes of the meeting.” You can use something like Date-Category-Title as a way to name your files. Then you have to have a place for everything, again label everything. Do not just put the files on your desktop; once it gets full, you will just place them in a folder. Create a designated area for all your files and categorize them. Label and place everything where it should be.
The second way is by opting for cloud storage. Use cloud storage. Storing data online frees you from the hassle of stocking papers in your office. It is also much easier to collaborate. You do not have to print a file, then give them to another team, and so on. Doing so increases the risk of losing your data. With cloud storage, you can create and share data more easily and without the physical stuff around your office.
What is cloud storage?
Cloud storage is digital data storage. It allows users to store their data online. This makes storing, editing, and sharing data much easier. You can access data wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection. Unlike physical storage devices, you can edit your data, and it automatically saves. You do not have to bring out your storage device and connect it to the computer just to change something. The best part is you can sync your data across devices. This means if you take a picture of a cat on your phone, you will also have that photo of the cat from the other devices you’ve synced it to. There are also what we call public and private clouds. If you have the private cloud, you have the services all to your own, while in the public cloud, you are sharing with other tenants. But that does not mean that other tenants can see what you upload to the cloud.
There are different cloud approaches that you can choose from. The hybrid and the multi-cloud. If you choose the hybrid, you can store data and run applications in public and private environments. In the multi-cloud approach, on the other hand, you have both the private and public environments separately. Which means it is easier to organize your data. Let’s say you are running a business. You can put the data made from your teams in the public cloud, while the data from the board members and other internal company information will go to the private cloud.