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Dropbox and ZipCloud: Two Affordable Backup Solutions for Students

Student working at her computerIn the business world, most employees have no need to worry about the cost of whatever solution that their company uses for online backups. However, not everyone who wants to use cloud storage solutions uses it for business. There are many different uses for online storage solutions like Dropbox and Zipcloud, and one of the most popular uses beyond business is for students. The idea of being able to work on papers and projects from anywhere and any computer by simply logging into the cloud is very appealing to students, but they also have a problem that the businessman does not. Most students live on an extremely limited budget, and will likely be looking for free cloud storage. (more…)

How Much Cloud Storage Space Do You Really Need?

Lots of cloud storage spaceWith the growing popularity of storing data in the cloud and cloud computing in general, a new question has arisen; How much cloud storage space do you really need? There are many ways to approach developing an answer to this seemingly simple question (though it is actually far from simple), but the first important step involves asking a very simple question.

What Type of Cloud User Am I?

Try to profile your needs in order to find out what type of cloud user you and your colleagues or family members are. There are two typical users of cloud storage space. There are personal and also business users. Business users typically have larger requirements as they are using the cloud to back up important business documents. In such cases 50 GB, 100 GB or even more might be needed. Many consumers are okay with a free account to start things off with. (more…)

3 Of the Best Online Photo Backup Solutions

Online photo backup solutionsIt is always a great disadvantage to have online issues and lose the photos you have stored in your hard drives or online sites. The cost of losing them can mean financial drain, especially if you used expensive gadgets to take pictures of them, flew in other locations to take nice shots of them and paid for talents to get them perfected. It can also mean lost opportunities especially if you took the shots for important, paying clients. It can also mean lost memories, especially if they have been taken during special occasions.

This is the reason why many people, both consumers and business entities, are looking for online photo backup solutions to make sure not a single one is lost anytime and for any reason. Having a backup online simply means you can always recover your online albums should something happen to the sites where you posted them or to the hard drives where you saved them. (more…)

Is Unlimited Cloud Storage Space Truly Unlimited?

Unlimited cloud storage with MyPCBackupPeople are hearing about all the things related to the cloud like unlimited storage and fast upload speed for files and they are getting excited. It is true that cloud storage is definitely something to be excited about, but is it really unlimited? This the question that is being asked around the world as people look for ways to save their entire hard drives in the cloud.

Online storage sites like MyPCBackup are getting a lot of attention from PC owners. Everyone wants a secure way to save their files and this is what this site makes claims to do. There are actually a growing number of sites that are making this same claim. Lots of them are getting customers to sign up, and many of them have become the staples that PC owners depend on for all of their storage needs. (more…)

Interview with ElephantDrive’s CEO Michael Fisher

ElephantDrive CEO Michael FisherFor our series of interviews, we had the honor to interview ElephantDrive CEO Michael Fisher. Prior to becoming CEO of this online backup company, Michael worked at companies like Vivendi Universal Net and Traffic Marketplace.

In our interview, Michael explains why you should pick ElephantDrive as your backup solution because of the multi-platform support, and because of their neat puns (always a nice, added feature!). He goes on to give us an exclusive scoop, namely that in a couple of weeks ElephantDrive will be introducing a backup and collaborative sharing solution for their products. (more…)

Integrating Cloud Storage on Multiple Devices

Cloud devices cross-platform

Many of the concerns we hear from people who consider moving their data and business into the cloud, is that they don’t think it will work since they’re using multiple different devices with different operating systems. “I’m using a Mac, my smartphone is running Android and my secretary is using a Windows 7 PC. How will I manage to integrate everything?” Is a situation that may be recognizable to many, except for a different combination of devices then. Ian Leighfield from JustCloud, an online storage provider specialised in cloud computing, will take away any concerns you may have on this subject in this article. (more…)

What About Backing Up Your Smartphone?

Smartphones - iPhone, Android,...Smartphones have revolutionized the mobile phone era by introducing many other convenient features for communication, entertainment and more. Typically, users’ phone numbers and oftentimes other important data including financial information may be stored on a smartphone. Information can be stolen by way of hacking into a user’s smartphone. This reason alone makes mobile security a necessary step in safeguarding important files and information.

Why Online Phone Backups are Important

An online backup of your phone’s data is vital to the smartphone’s security, as it allows the user to make a backup of the entire contents of their data. This comes in handy if the smartphone is ever subject to the data being erased or altered by a hacker. A backup also allows a user to keep a separate copy of their data that can be copied to another device or for multiple copies of their data. Companies such as Mobyko give users the ability to perform an online phone backup of their smartphones instantly protecting the individual’s data.

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Data, Your Company’s Number One Asset

Customer data is worth moneyData can be used to create new products and features for your users, and to improve their overall customer experience with your company. Data is a powerful tool that can be used to create new and better services for your users, but you have to harness it right and learn to protect it. What is truly unique about data from customers is that it can be used to turn around trivial bits of information and make them into more value for their customers. Companies should perform regular data reviews and assess where the data adds value for the customers they do have. They should look at where and how new data can be used to create a meaningfully better product for their users.

So, how does one company protect their data, and ensure it doesn’t fall into customers’ hands? (more…)

Jovan Washington on Implenting Cloud Computing in Businesses

Jovan Washington from SpiderOakEvery now and then, we like to invite someone who works in the online backup industry to write a guest article here on our blog. Today we have the honor to have Jovan Washington, web communications coordinator at SpiderOak, on our blog as a guest author. He wrote a nice piece on how to implement cloud computing in your business, and what the future holds for cloud computing in general. If you’re looking into moving your company’s data to the cloud, then Jovan’s article will definitely be able to give you some good tips. (more…)

Is my Data Safe in the Cloud?

Secure offsite data backups in the cloudThough the off site data backup is the trend of the future, consumers question the security and reliability of these relatively new services. The incredible network speeds that are capable in today’s infrastructure and continuing network innovation into the future are ensuring the cloud computing is integrated in escalating aspects of our lives. Email services have already built billion dollar business models based off of digital communication in the cloud. The amount of data we are sharing with one another or simply needing to store is continuing to exponentially grow. (more…)