Connect with us

Business

Secure Snaps: A Small Business Guide To Safe Digital Photo Storage

Secure Snaps: A Small Business Guide To Safe Digital Photo Storage

There isn’t much difference between a strategy for digital photo storage and a strategy for data backups. The two objectives have several key elements in common. Knowing how to make provision for those elements can be the difference between protected data and data loss.

The good news is safeguarding your business’ digital photo collection is neither difficult nor expensive. It does, however, take planning and effort. If you follow a series of basic best practices and put them into operation on a consistent basis, you should be able to avoid any major problems preserving your data.

Secure Snaps: A Small Business Guide To Safe Digital Photo Storage

File Size

The biggest decision you will have to make when it comes to storing your photos is deciding if you need to convert your photos for a particular purpose. The file size difference between a TIFF photograph and a JPEG photograph at the same resolution can be significant. A TIFF can be downsampled to a JPEG and used on a web site. A JPEG can’t be upsampled to a TIFF and retain its quality.

The best alternative is to store your photos uncompressed in a raw format, like TIFF, in order to maintain quality and fidelity. This will require significant storage space, so if you are using an off-site service, make sure you have the capacity you need.

Storage Space

A standard data backup plan is fairly simple. The first copy of your data is stored on your workstation. The second copy is stored on removable hardware (like an external hard drive, for example). The third copy is stored off-site on a different kind of removable hardware. The off-site set is stored elsewhere to avoid data loss in the event of a fire or burglary.

For digital photos, the third copy can be stored on a remote data backup service (or “cloud” account) and fulfill both the “off-site” and “dissimilar hardware” requirements.

Compression

While compression technologies can be used to maximize space on your external storage option, there is a small but real risk of file corruption if your compression software is mis-configured or if file sizes are too large. Loading thousands of enormous TIFF photos into a single zip file and then uploading the entire thing to a remote service might seem like a good idea at the time, but if that archive is your only way to avoid data loss, you might end up disappointed through no fault of your own. It’s a technology that should be treated cautiously.

Remote Servers

One important point about uploading to a remote server is ownership of the data. There is almost certainly an agreement in place between the service operator and the users that permits the service operator all the latitude they need to simply delete your files at their whim. Be aware of this and don’t put irreplaceable data on someone else’s computer.

Keeping your most important digital files safe is an important goal. When you’re storing photos for a business, it’s especially important to keep them secure. Consider having an Ottawa IT support expert manage your network security to ensure any potential vulnerabilities are covered and your photos are kept safe. As long as you follow best practices you should be able to accomplish the task easily.

Recent Posts

Business2 days ago

Why Is Quantity Surveying Essential in Construction Industry

Quantity surveying is an essential part of the Australian construction industry. It is the process of calculating and estimating the...

Home Improvement4 days ago

How to Maintain Upholstered Furniture

No matter if you have pets or kids, maintaining your upholstered furniture is quite a challenge. Even though vacuuming it...

Business1 week ago

How Do I Find a Good Bubble.io Developer?

Finding a good bubble developer to help build your app or digital product can seem challenging. How can you choose...

Home Improvement2 weeks ago

When is a right time for home repairs?

Summer is a popular time for a renovation around the globe. While it is true that bright days and warm...

Top Alteryx Competitors Top Alteryx Competitors
Tech3 weeks ago

Top 15 Alteryx Competitors

The world has seen a tremendous rise in startups and new incorporations in the business world. Companies have great potential...

Lifestyle1 month ago

Latest Wedding Trends for 2023

If you’re planning on getting married this year, chances are you’re probably overwhelmed and confused when it comes to wedding...

Lifestyle1 month ago

Tips To Make The Most Of Your City Break In London!

London is one of the best cities in the world, known for its quintessentially British culture, great nightlife, fantastic museums...

General1 month ago

The Ultimate Guide To Packing For A Trip To London

London is one of the best cities in the world, known for it’s rich history, quintessentially British culture, the best...

Tech2 months ago

Top 15 Web Development IDEs

The web development field has seen sustainable growth throughout the years. As technology is advancing, so is the web development...

devops devops
Tech2 months ago

12 Key DevOps Programming Languages to Still Popular in 2022

“DevOps is not a goal, but a never-ending process of continual improvement.” – Jez Humble Delivering the finest of services...

Entertainment2 months ago

Festival Fashion Style Tips For 2022

Summer is well and truly here and with that comes the festival season! From the biggest stars performing on stage...

Green & Energy2 months ago

4 Tips For Making Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

Everyone is trying to make more of an effort to make their wardrobe more sustainable, but often are unsure where...

General3 months ago

7 tips on how to organize a budget-friendly move

If you are planning a move any time soon, you might be worried about all the expenses that wait for...

Metal Roof Colors Metal Roof Colors
Home Improvement3 months ago

Metal Roof Colors: How to Select the Best Color for a New Roof

Choosing the right type of material for your roof is enough of a hassle already that the question of choosing...

Health3 months ago

Simple Ways To Feel More Confident At The Gym

If you are new to the gym, or you haven’t been in a while, sometimes you might not feel completely...

Categories

Archives

Trending