When is the last time you went anywhere with at least one mobile device? With more people relying heavily on mobile devices, the importance of mobile backups increases to preserve important data. Some companies have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy while others provide mobile devices to users. Whether it’s a personal site or a device for an employer, employees need some way to back up the data provided on the phone or tablet. Mobile apps have popped up to help people manage cloud storage and data on a mobile device in industries such as healthcare and education where information is stored safely for several months and even years before archiving.

Advancements in Mobile Storage

A decade ago, doctors and other healthcare providers lived off of a beeper and the rush to a landline to find out what’s wrong with a patient. Healthcare professionals now have the ability to read patient information on a mobile device straight from the emergency room or doctor’s office. For emergencies when the doctor is out of the office, the nurse takes the patient information, uploads it to the cloud, and the doctor can log in and view the data without leaving his location. The apps speed up patient diagnosis and facilitate a faster response for medical emergencies.

The education industry has also been given several advancements in mobile cloud storage to help facilitate better communication with students and teachers. Educational apps aren’t just for teachers either. Parents can monitor their child’s work and offer interactional games on a mobile device that helps the child learn and develop academically. These apps can upload to the cloud, so the teacher or parent can get statistics and store the child’s progress over time.

Because mobile applications are becoming more advanced and process intensive, uploading data to the cloud helps parents, teachers, healthcare providers and any other user store the data without using up all of the storage capacity on the mobile device. Desktop computers have terabyte drives, but mobile device capacity is still small in comparison. For this reason, for any mobile device user, owning a cloud storage service helps ensure that none of the data is lost even if the phone is stolen.

Cloud services can protect and archive these mobile application’s data, so even when your device is stolen or misplaced, the data is still available. Additionally, there comes a point when the device is outdated, and users want to move to the next greatest technology. The user doesn’t have to lose the data on the storage device, but instead, he can store it to the cloud to transfer to the next innovative mobile platform.