Why Using A Project Management System Is More Secure When Working Online.Posted by Tracy Baker on Aug 24, 2012 in Blog, Virtual Business | 0 comments
It’s true to say that we never really start to think about online security until something goes wrong. Yes, we may feel that our transactions are all secure and that there is no need to worry, as fraud, information and identity theft all happen to the other guy, don’t they? Yet if you’re not careful it’s only going to be a matter of time before you find out the hard way that this is not the case at all. Today, you simply have to think about security at every stage. You cannot exist in a vacuum, after all and have to send information back and forth online on a regular basis as you engage with your clients, virtual assistants and make sure that the business moves forward.
It’s good to know that security is first and foremost in the minds of those who develop project management systems for us to use on a regular basis. There is a lot to be said for keeping all of your information, files, updates and communications in one place or under one, secure roof. The best solutions all feature SSL encryption which is the same as used by the online banks, ensuring that all of your information is inaccessible to those who might seek to do you harm.
Generally speaking you will find that all of the data is written to multiple discs in multiple locations simultaneously and stored on servers that are state-of-the-art. The servers are monitored around the clock by authorised personnel who are specifically employed to ensure that no unauthorised entry is permitted and that security breaches are virtually unheard of.
You’ll find that these systems are also configured to operate at maximum capacity for redundancy, so that you always have access to the information no matter if multiple servers happen to fail at the same time. Of course, it goes without saying that the credit card transactions associated with your membership of such a site are equally well protected and processed securely.
In short, the industry has answered any potential questions associated with operating “in the cloud.” As time goes by every small business owner should understand and appreciate that cloud computing is here to stay. It is invariably more secure than trying to handle things intermittently or erratically with various solution providers and by using various disparate tools.
Security is job number one for the designers and developers of every top project management system available today. If you think about it logically, they simply would not be able to attract customers to use their systems if this was not the case. In a world where, in all honesty, it’s very difficult to try and ensure 100% security at all times, the use of this type of system is just about as safe as it gets. In other words no matter how far removed your team of virtual assistants may be, you need not worry about the security of files, folders and instructions as they move back and forth on an ongoing basis.
Do you primarily store your data Online or Offline?