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Online Backup Comparison: Mozy vs SafeCopy

MozyPro and MozyHome reviews VS SafeCopy reviews

When it comes to choosing an online backup, there are many different companies that you could choose to work with. Two of the most popular ones in the industry are Mozy and SafeCopy. While they ultimately offer the same type of service, there are a few differences in what they can give you. Here are a few things to consider about both Mozy and SafeCopy. (more…)

3 Scary Things About Online Backups

Scared at the computerIf you are considering using an online backup service, you need to know all the different aspects and features of the online service. You need to use an online backup service in order to protect your files, should you lose the content in the event of a hardware crash or system hack. However, before you go about using the service, there are some scary things about this backup method you may run into, depending on what you are storing on the system and what you have to do with the files. There are many different online backup services available, and it is important to know what each service offers you and what the possible dangers are. (more…)

Archiving Your Emails in the Cloud with Dropmyemail

Backing up emails in the cloud

Securely archiving your email can save you a lot of aggravation down the road. Email archiving can solve quite a few dilemmas that could have been prevented if the information had been saved. Using can go a long way to providing security for email cloud storage. What makes superior to alternate services such as Several aspects can be seen readily available that can answer that question. (more…)

Backing up iPhoto Pictures in the Cloud with SugarSync

A photo gallery on SugarSyncStoring your iPhoto pictures on your local computer can give you the sense of control. However, if something was to happen to your computer, the files could be lost or destroyed. Using an online photo backup service could save you the heartache of losing decades worth of memories. SugarSync can give you the comfort of knowing that your files are secured and stored in the cloud ready for your retrieval. (more…)

Backup Service Comparison: ZipCloud vs JustCloud

ZipCloud reviews VS JustCloud reviews

Choosing the right cloud backup is important regardless of whether you are buying it for your business or personal use. Two of the most popular services out there are ZipCloud and JustCloud. Both of these services will help you backup your files, but they do not offer exactly the same features. Here is a comparison between ZipCloud and JustCloud. (more…)

Risks of Cross-Device Syncing and Automatic Backups

Syncing files in the cloud, cross-deviceAs the lines between the home and the office become more and more blurred, individuals and companies are seeing the benefits of having cross-device syncing and automatic backups as mainstays of the business environment. After all, cross device syncing lets a user begin work on an office desktop system, cross sync it to an offsite service, such as Mozy or Dropbox, and access it from the home computer or tablet. The entire process is simple, painless, and is virtually foolproof.

Compatibility Risks

However, there are some risks with cross-device synchronization. For one thing, it is important to ensure that the devices that are being synchronized are using a compatible file format. While this might seem obvious, many software manufacturers will create a proprietary platform, depending on the device. This means that an iPad app might have a file that is not compatible with a Mac desktop application. Therefore, before relying upon file synchronization and automatic online backups, it’s a good idea to make sure that every device works with the stored files. (more…)

Staggering Figures About Data Loss

Storing data safely in the cloud

Many computer users don’t think about backing up their personal and business files until they experience data loss due to a hard drive crash, stolen laptop or human error. A shocking 31% of computer users have lost all of their files at some point and 140,000 hard drives crash every week, according to statistics by Boston Computing.

How Do I Protect My Data From Unexpected Problems?

There are various methods of backing up your data. You can back up your documents, photos and music onto an external hard drive. External hard drives start at around $60 and require you to make regular manual backups. This is a good backup method but doesn’t keep your files up to date. If you want to have the most thorough and current backup, online backups are the best option.

Online Backups? Aren’t Those Expensive?

Online backup services work in two different ways. Some types of online backup services consist of a program that runs constantly in the background while your computer is on, backing up every file that has been changed or added. These programs start at around $60 for one year of unlimited storage. Other online backup services like SOS Online Backup and SugarSync offer 5GB of free storage space and allow you to back up your files offsite as well as sync files between computers and share files with other users who have installed the programs on their own computers. These types of backup services are very convenient for users who want to have the same files available on their own PC and laptop and for users who need to share files for work or school.

How an Online Backup Helps You Deal With Data Leakage

A stolen laptopBacking up your company data won’t prevent situations such as data leakage due to a stolen laptop, as experienced by Home Depot. Backing up your data does ensure that if data leakage occurs you still have access to your data and can change passwords or disallow users from accessing shared data, thus minimizing damage to your business.

Both Dropbox and Sugar Sync have paid plans that allow for more storage and both allow you to access your data from your mobile device as well as your PC or laptop. It’s simple to try out both programs by signing up for the 5GB of free storage space and worth it to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can recover your files if disaster strikes.

File Sharing From an Online Backup: Safe or Not?

Safe file sharingCloud storage is an increasingly viable option for individual users and businesses alike. Physical storage not only requires space for the equipment used, the purchase cost of equipment and maintenance fees are sometimes higher than one’s budget allows. Additionally, even with maintenance, there’s always the risk of a physical storage device failing, causing the loss of important personal documents and files or vital business data.

Cloud storage eliminates the risks and added costs associated with physical storage. It also offers the opportunity for streamlined file sharing between coworkers, clients, friends or family members. (more…)

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…)