Arguments For And Against Using Cloud Storage For Your Business Data

On April 5th, 2013, wrote:

While technology has changed many aspects of the way business is done today, business owners still need to find ways to cut costs while protecting their important files. For years, companies were forced to store their digital files on their own. Recently, another option, called cloud storage, has emerged which has been beneficial to many businesses. Before signing up for a cloud storage service facility, however, the advantages and disadvantages should be considered. Why it’s a good idea Cloud storage allows users to store digital files on remote servers that are maintained by the service provider. Several businesses have begun using such services in the last couple years due to the benefits it can provide. Accessibility – Typically, when files are stored on-site at a business, they can only be accessed by those in the office. Cloud storage allows easy access to those files by employees from any location and at any time as long as there is an Internet – Read the full article

Essential Cloud Computing Tools for Business

On April 3rd, 2012, wrote:

“Working in the Cloud” is big news these days for businesses of any size. For small and medium enterprises, cloud technology can be an invaluable tool that gives access to services and functionalities previously only available to larger operations. For those considering starting up, or already up and running, finding good cloud computing services can bring savings in both time and money. It can also reduce IT problems and offer incredible flexibility, however large or small your business operation is. Finding the right cloud computing tools for your business may take a little research but some key tools are listed below. (Editor’s note: Be sure to check out our previous post on the “Best Cloud Computing Services and Apps for Small Business”, too.) Essential Cloud Computing Tools for Business Google Play: Google Play has just been launched. This cloud solution may well be most appropriate to those working in the creative industries. It allows you to remotely store media, including books, music and – Read the full article

A Look at Amazon Silk

On December 23rd, 2011, wrote:

With the introduction of the Kindle, and Amazon’s growing tablet features, a web browsing solution was needed. This solution came in the form of Silk, a new browser designed by Amazon for their Wi-Fi enabled tablets. Silk was built from scratch and utilizes Amazon’s cloud computation service, Amazon Web Services. Silk is based on a series of small threads that strengthens the connection. How it Works Amazon’s cloud consists of stronger components than that of the Kindle, which allows for their cloud to do the computing as your Kindle does the browsing. The use of cloud services has already proven to assist with computing by using lesser components and still operating as if they were larger computers. The continued evolution of features for cloud computing is leading companies such as Amazon to develop cheaper electronics that operate at a higher level than before. With the cloud doing the work and the Kindle reaping the rewards, we may see a trend – Read the full article

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

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