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Cloud Storage Comparison: Dropbox vs Google Drive vs SugarSync

Recently, the cloud storage market has absolutely exploded, with more and more cloud storage solutions coming online everyday. With the latest competitor, Google Drive, coming online, the competition is heating up, and many consumers are asking which of the major competitors is best. Today, we’ll look at the three biggest cloud storage providers: Dropbox, Google Drive, and SugarSync, and look at the pros and cols of each different solution. (more…)

Don’t Like Paper? Turn Paperless With 4 Simple Tools

Get a paperless officeManaging a home or business is not a simple task, especially when stacks of important papers are lying around. Storing, filing and backup files online is becoming more prevalent because it is affordable, easy and convenient. There are different paperless tools that people can use to become more organized and productive.

Copying Files With an Online Backup Solution

Many people decide to backup files online because they cannot afford to keep stacks of confidential documents lying around a home or office. Today’s professionals know how important it is to safeguard data, financial details and administrative materials. Also, storing computer information is not as risky as storing physical files. Items stored online will never be touched by fires, floods or other disasters. (more…)

CNET’s Favorite Online Backup Services

CNET logoBacking up data online is one of those things that may not seem all that important until it is actually needed. There are few things more terrifying for a computer user than suddenly losing all their data, either due to loss of a computer or due to a malfunction. The more important the data, the more important it is to have copies of it secure in the event of an emergency. Having important files backed up online is also a great convenience when upgrading a computer as it eliminates the chore of transferring files manually using thumb drives or other storage media. The user will simply connect their new computer to the backup service and download their data. So which service do the online backup reviews say is best? The services below come highly recommended by one of the oldest and most respected authorities on technology, CNET. (more…)

The Good and Bad of Automatic Syncing

Automatic syncing with an online backup, file sharing serviceTo enable, or not to enable, that is the question. The world of automatic syncing has a lot of good and bad aspects. In a best-case scenario, auto sync can wind up saving weeks of work on a lost file. In a worst-case scenario, you might find that you relied on the service only to discover that other factors destroyed files. Which of these, good or bad, will win out in the end? There are a number of different factors that should influence your decision to use file synchronization or not. (more…)

KineticD Bringing Cloud Storage to Windows 8 With KineticCloud

Windows 8 logoAs anyone who is serious about data protection knows, the data on a computer system is of far more worth than the underlying hardware itself. However, having a viable backup solution isn’t the only consideration that can affect your data protection strategy. Something as simple as an OS upgrade can leave your system vulnerable because the software you are using may not be compatible.

Everyone knows how reliable the marketing literature on “backwards compatibility” is. That is what gives KineticD with their cloud storage solution “KineticCloud” a tactical advantage to both new and existing clients: Windows 8 compatibility. Their product offering is now genuinely certified for the latest release of Windows 8 and thus far there aren’t any other players who can make that claim. Will other products work on Windows 8 by relying on the new OS’ backwards compatibility for applications? Maybe. That answer is okay for some things, but for the application that you entrust your data to it needs to be absolute. (more…)