By Tyler Moffitt, Carbonite
As the folks at our partner company Webroot have recently tackled the issue of whether antivirus protection is worth paying for anymore, we thought we’d take a minute to reiterate why cloud backup still beats all the great free services our there like Google Drive and Dropbox.
Our claim that backup solutions are still necessary at home, despite the proliferation of free cloud storage programs on the web, turns on the differences between cloud storage and cloud backup.
Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Backup
As we’ve covered on this blog before, there are significant differences between cloud storage and cloud backup. Free cloud storage applications are great for several things—organizing pictures by vacation, baby, or DIY project; sharing these memories with family and friends; allowing for easy access to these files across multiple devices.