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Acronis True Image 2018

Today is a big day at Acronis, as we launch Acronis True Image 2018, which offers a host of new backup and recovery capabilities. It also marks the first time a personal backup product will include artificial intelligence-based technology to actively protect data against ransomware.

This combination of features makes Acronis True Image 2018 the most reliable, easiest to use and most secure personal backup and recovery software available – and we’re stoked to set a new standard in data protection for individuals, families and home office users.

Benjamin Franklin once famously observed “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If he lived today, he might have added “data loss” to that list, since the need to safeguard our data is an everyday part of our tech-infused lives.

Given how digitized today’s tax system is, protecting our tax records is critical. Even the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agrees a backup should be a top priority.

Why iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox Can’t Truly Protect Your Data

Today, most people understand cloud applications and cloud computing, but some still question the differences between a cloud backup solution, like Acronis, and cloud storage services, such as iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. In some cases, the providers of the latter three products advertise their services as a backup solution. In other cases, consumers believe that anytime they store data in the cloud, it's always protected in the event of loss. Let’s set the record straight when it comes to online backup vs. cloud storage services!

How Are Cloud Storage Services Different From Backup Software?

To start, take a look at the definitions of the different types of cloud storage services available today: