Mozy Review: Cloud Based Data Backup Solution

On January 17th, 2011, wrote:

The growth of the Internet has marked a rapid rise in the use of cloud computing services and apps. Just check out our list. There are cloud-based solutions for storage, for online presentation, for file syncing, for note-taking (like our favorite, Evernote), for accounting and finance, for pretty much anything. There are also cloud-based solutions that are purely for backup. One of them is Mozy, which we’ll look at and briefly review here. Mozy Review Mozy is an online backup service for Windows and Mac, with features for backing up data continuously, manually, or according to a user-defined schedule. The data and files are stored in offsite servers, which basically means that if your laptop was stolen in a café or if your desktop computer died a terrible, virus-caused death, then your most important documents are still safe and sound – and can be retrieved anytime from the Internet. Getting started with Mozy is easy, although you do have to – Read the full article

Your Guide to Backing Up Your Facebook Data

On January 3rd, 2011, wrote:

Let’s face it: we post a huge amount of information on Facebook. It doesn’t even matter whether we’re using the hugely popular social network for business or for pleasure. They’re all there: status updates, photos, videos, notes, links, messages, apps, etc. Imagine if we suddenly lose all these tomorrow. So much social data, lost in a digital black hole. It would be like Yahoo! GeoCities all over again. Don’t let any unexpected turn of events mark the end of the world – or the end of your Facebook life. Because it won’t be, not with these great ways to download, store, and back up your Facebook data. (Hey, and while you’re at it, make sure you check out our recent guide on how to create a Twitter archive.) Facebook’s Download Your Information feature Not many users know about it, but Facebook has its own information backup tool, which you can access by going to your “My Account Settings”. (Check out – Read the full article

Best Cloud Computing Services and Apps for Small Business

On December 13th, 2010, wrote:

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-rising technologies on the Web today. There are a number of large businesses and corporations who have already adopted the “cloud” to replace their existing computing platforms – and small businesses aren’t far behind. What is cloud computing and what can it do for you? Simply put, cloud computing is a set of computing resources delivered online. It’s also an emerging model for delivering information technology services, one that offers scalable and virtual resources. (Geek speak alert! Don’t worry; we’ll break it down for you.) The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet, which basically serves as a hosting environment for applications like E-mail, productivity, file backup and storage, and more. Previously, all the data and applications of a user were stored and hosted by a hard drive on a computer or a set of servers at the IT department; with cloud computing, there isn’t going to be any need for – Read the full article