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Cloud Storage Comparison: MyPC Backup vs SugarSync vs IBackup

Losing important files — documents, music, photos, and video — from your computer is a wide-awake nightmare. Whether it’s for personal or business purposes, lost files mean lost memories and lost work. Recovering files once lost is expensive and unreliable. Backing up into the cloud with a service is the most reliable method, and the services available are increasingly secure.

SugarSync, MyPC Backup, and Ibackup are several examples of services that offer that security. Part of an increasing host of file backup sites, these services offer “sync” with other computers and devices, file sharing, and custom backup settings. (more…)

Top 5 Most Promising Online Backup Services in 2012

Top 5 cloud file storage servicesOnline backup services and cloud file storage platforms are springing up everywhere these days, with new providers doing battle for the right to backup your data. While Dropbox, Mozy, and Carbonite are the most popular services on the web, they’re hardly the only ones available. Here’s a quick peek at five of the most promising backup services for 2012 and beyond. (more…)

The Importance of Having Offsite Secure Data Backups

Offsite backup: how it worksUsing an offsite backup is a strategy storing data at a different location. Usually, the folders, files and all the contents found on the hard drive are backed up using an internet connection on a remote server.

The main idea behind offsite backups is very easy with the benefits being quite evident. By securing the data on a remote server with Backblaze or another backup service, the risk associated with data loss that may be caused by a natural disaster, technical complication, theft or any other cause is eliminated. In case it becomes difficult to access your office building, all the data can easily be recovered if a back up is in place. Online backup services are very important for every business since no one can ever be too safe with electronic data. (more…)

Online Backups Worth the Investment for a Small Business?

Computer data lossRunning a small business can be a difficult endeavor for anyone. Starting your own business takes a lot of work and dedication. You have to make sure that you have all the right permits and certificates that you need. You need to hire employees and get inventory. After all of this is complete you are finally ready to open your business. Throughout this whole process, you have been keeping track of everything you do on your computer. You have a full list of your inventory and all your expenses. You have all your tax information and other vital information that is important to your business stored on your computer. As you continue to grow your business, the amount of information stored on your computer will continue to increase. (more…)

Cloud Backup and Recovery: Secure and Share Your Information

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With everything becoming digitalized and the never ending struggle to have your documents at your finger tips, several companies have come up with a file backup solution. Companies like DropBox and SpiderOak are offer incredible methods for not only sharing your file and data between your devices, but also backing it up for safe keeping against hard drive failures. They even have the ability to un-delete files that you may have deleted by accident. Both online backup companies offer free versions with a limit on how much space you can use. (more…)

Avoid Data Loss with These Tips

Data loss preventionIt can be quite surprising just how much you can squeeze out of the UPS by doing a few simple things. At the end of the day after that hard work, the extra few minutes you have managed to salvage might make all the difference. Better yet, if you know how to preserve the battery life of your laptop- by closing down programs that are not needed, disconnecting external devices when not in use, turning the brightness down, having a spare battery, running disk de-fragmentation to ensure the efficiency of your hard drive -you are moving in the right direction. (more…)

Avoid Computer Fraud: Protect Your Data

Computer fraudSince the emergence of digital computer technology and software, businesses and individuals have had to face the dreadful possibilities of identity theft and fraud. Sometimes digital fraud can be as harmless as impostor software, which acts and looks nearly identical to official software and digital items. These impostor software titles can serve others by infecting your computer with viruses, trojans, or malware. Other times the creators of such impostor technologies have designed their software for fraudulent purposes, such as identity theft or intrusive, hidden spyware.

Why do such corrupt software and digital technologies exist? Purely and simply for either sheer evil purposes or for greed. Sometimes these corrupt technologies allow for background tasks like ad-ware to run, which in turn can be used to trick other computers over the internet to think you have visited their sites, in turn bringing in a false revenue to the ad-ware programmer. Although this form of attack is highly unlikely and is not typical, it is still a completely feasible threat. (more…)

Why Should I Invest in Online Backups?

Online backup servicesToday’s laptop and personal computer owners are using these electronic devices to store and save their personal photographs, important documents and work-related files on. In that regard, many of these computer owners have probably already invested in a personal backup device, like a flash drive, an external hard drive, or a backup CD or a backup DVD. Why, then, should they be looking to invest in the added security of online backups; are their personal backup devices not enough? (more…)

Protect Your Data With Online Backups

Secured online backupsIt doesn’t matter if you are using a home computer or a work computer, losing data can be a costly event. Losing that data will cost you time, money and possibly both. The good news is there is a way for computer users to prepare in advance. That is by subscribing to an online backup service. The online backup service will copy the files off your computer to a server somewhere other than your location at times you set up with the service you subscribe to. Some services may only allow one backup per day; others may offer several backups during the day. Choosing the type of service depends on the amount of work you do each day and how costly losing it will be for you or your company. (more…)