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What You Should Pay Attention To When Restoring Data Backups

Quick data recoveryData backups are an effective way to protect data from all manner of threats. Data backup and restoration are never foolproof operations, so there are bound to be risks associated with them. Even if you have been extremely careful in meticulously backing up your data, there are still things you need to watch out for when performing data recovery.

It’s a Hardware Problem

Faults in data recovery can be caused by faulty hardware. If there is damage to the physical components that hold the data, or irreparable damage to the motherboard, then special techniques and equipment may be needed to get back lost files. Such procedures are not usually do-it-yourself endeavors, as they have the possibility of voiding the warranty. It should also not be assumed that software is the best answer to recover missing or corrupted files; it cannot do any physical work on the component. (more…)

Google Drive: The Ultimate SkyDrive/iCloud Killer?

At long last, Google has finally launched its own cloud storage service in the guise of Google Drive. Users of Drive can upload files and sync folders across multiple devices, share resources with colleagues and brainstorm projects as a team. As of April 24th, 2012, anyone can sign up and test-drive the service for free. Many are wondering if there’s any compelling reason to move to Drive when there are services like SkyDrive and iCloud already available. Based on early feedback, Drive is a serious cloud storage contender with a lot going for it.

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Drive by the Numbers: Features & Benefits

Google Drive offers 5 GB of cloud space for regular users and 25 GB of storage for paid Picasa and Gmail customers. Additionally, another 25 GB can be had for as little as $2.49 per month. For just $4.99 per month, users can get 100 GB of space. The service is tightly integrated with Google Docs, which allows users to create documents online and save their files to the cloud seamlessly. It sports drag and drop functionality, a public API for developers, version control and a slew of mobile apps as well. (more…)

Potential Malware, Virus Threats for Your Company’s Data

Theft of dataIf you are aware of possible threats to your company’s data you can take action and try to prevent them with the use of anti-virus software programs or firewalls to protect valuable information from being stolen. Protection from viruses prevents hackers from stealing usernames, passwords and financial information. It is best not to open emails that may possibly be malicious. Data leaks are also becoming more and more common. Taking steps to prevent this from happening costs less than trying to retrieve the information that is stolen. (more…)

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