Technological ideas, for many of us, can be especially complex. The buzzword “big data” is one of those ideas floating around. Recently, major news outlets like the Huffington Post have written about big data’s positive effect on the investigation surrounding the Boston Marathon. But what does that mean, exactly, and why is big data so important in 2013?
Giving confusing concepts personas can be an effective way to lighten up the density of an idea. Before I dive into a… Continue reading
We store more data on our phones that ever before, which also means that we’re losing more data than ever before. Mobile devices are prone to lose data since they become the target of thieves; apart from that, many smartphones and tablets get lost every day. People fail to realize that just like for laptops and desktops, there are plenty of data recovery options for all kinds of smart phon and many of them won’t cost you a dime. We’ve… Continue reading
In 1965, a Russian biologist named Mikhail Neiman wrote, “The biophysical information systems and processes open favorable prospects in the direction on microminiaturisation of information storage and processing devices … [future] studies may reveal methods of artificial construction of the information machines.”
Neiman was the first to conceive of storing data in DNA, but it would be nearly 50 years before anyone would do it. Today, not only has “biostorage” been done, but many experts believe that storing digital data… Continue reading
The iPad and iPhone are often must-haves for doing business in the modern world. Unfortunately, as reliable as Apple technology is, there is a risk of losing all of that important business data if your files are corrupted, the device malfunctions, or your device is lost or stolen.
There is nothing worse than that “oh, no!” moment when you’ve lost an important file that you don’t have backed up anywhere. Luckily, there are ways you can protect your data and… Continue reading
Please insert disk 7
Some PC gamers may remember a day when they purchased their games in boxes containing piles of 1.44MB floppy discs, but they were better off then gamers before them, who had to install their games 720KB at a time.
Go back even earlier than that to 1956, when the first hard drive was unveiled by IBM. It was able to support an impressive 4.4MB of data. The first hard drive able to support gigabytes’ worth of… Continue reading
You are probably already aware of the need to back-up your computer’s programs and data on a regular basis, including all of your important work files, music, videos, photos, and emails. But you may still be wondering how to go about properly doing regular backups so that you can rest assured that your content is safe and secure and that, in the event your computer suddenly crashes or stops working properly, it gets a virus you can’t get rid of,… Continue reading
The term “cloud” has been thrown around quite a bit in the tech world over the last couple of years. Beginning with companies and services like DropBox and iCloud, the market has grown from a few dismal companies to a $50Billion a year business. One of the fastest growing cloud services is Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. It allows businesses to access and store information that they normally would in paper files or on their desktop computer, except through the cloud.… Continue reading
Here’s a great article today by Matt from RobotoFont, who is giving us some smart hints for easy backups online.
So you’ve heard it before, you should be backing up your data. And chances are, you probably aren’t as vigilant about it as you should be. Often times, the people who are most disciplined about backing up are those who have lost everything. I’m one of those people. I lost years worth of my graphic design profile. I… Continue reading
Travelers with Internet connected devices understand how important it is to access files while they’re on the go. This is a fact of life and why savvy travelers use online storage services. They use online storage services to update and compose documents, store digital images, and listen to favorite songs. They also use online storage providers to save precious luggage space. Let’s examine how travelers with connected devices can benefit from online storage services.
More than File Up
Many computer… Continue reading
It has become paramount that businesses need effective means of collaborating between distributed teams and business partners to be able to meet up with the dynamic nature of their activities. With Egnyte, remote employees, distributed team members and clients can securely access, manage and share files and folders despite individual locations. The revolutionary online file sharing solution provided by Egnyte nulls the need for complicated VPN services. You don’t even need a dedicated FTP sites or servers. In a nutshell,… Continue reading
Ah . . . Portland. Home of Voodoo Doughnuts, naked bicycling, and the strangely self-aware slogan, “Keep Portland weird.” In honor of Secure Data Recovery in Portland, here are the top strange-but-true ways you can lose your data.
I am going to blame Starbucks* with our obsession to have a beverage near our computer. Before Starbucks, we all had a cup of Folgers with our toast and then went to the office. Now, every desk, cubicle, or… Continue reading
Egnyte is a revolutionary online file sharing service founded to put an end to the complexities that businesses go through to meet their individual file sharing, collaboration and backup needs. The service options provided by Egnyte make it the best choice for businesses of all sizes – including the ability to send private and personal files to clients and co-workers anywhere around the globe.
Egnyte also offers users mobile access to their file sharing activities, including personalization options with… Continue reading
In this digital era we live in, a large part of our personal valuables are intangible files stored in hard drives. In there, they are vulnerable to accidental deletion, corruption and digital theft. Inevitably, sooner or later, our files will be lost. Cloud storage has become a need of hour for both individuals and businesses, but the presence of myriad of services makes it confusing to choose one for catering the storage needs. That’s why here we discussed the top… Continue reading
We depend on our gadgets, and we hardly ever think of what could happen in case our trusty electronic tools suddenly die. What would you do if your computer suddenly freezes, making your vital business presentation inaccessible? How would you handle it if your co-worker accidentally spills coffee on your laptop and doing irreparable damage to it? On any given day, your computer could crash, and sometimes, there are no indications or reasons why. When this happens, what will you… Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy helped prove the point: those companies with cloud backups fared better than those without, especially as blackouts rolled and ground-floor server rooms filled with water. Now, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is on the rise as business IT looks to leverage the advantage of always-on recovery.
A Big Year for Providers
When the most famous provider of streaming videos suddenly goes dark across an entire hemisphere of the planet, it is not good news. When it goes dark on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning – a period which sees extraordinarily heavy traffic, as families throughout the Americas, north and south, unwrap and try out new televisions and new Internet-dependent devices – it gets worse. When the outage is caused by a new (and therefore, in the popular mind, suspect) technology, the… Continue reading
There are several different types of server and storage virtualization solutions that can save your company a lot of IT expenses. Desktop virtualization is one of those solutions that offer employees secure access to company data on different devices. Users have the ability to use most any work application and access Windows anywhere and everywhere. Below are five things that everyone should know about virtual desktop infrastructure.
Getting Started – Today, most employees bring their tablets or smartphones to… Continue reading
Cloud computing is no longer a luxury reserved only for large enterprises. Today, even small and medium sized businesses can benefit from cloud solutions. In fact, making use of the cloud for your data processing and storage needs could be cheaper and more efficient than handling all those needs in house.
The most commonly used cloud services for small businesses are email, CRM systems, and web conferencing, however you can do almost anything “in the cloud”, even document creation and… Continue reading