Backing up your PC/Mac is the key to your sanity after a virus attack or hack. There's an old saying in Cyberspace: "The integrity of your data is only as good as your last backup!" There's nothing worse than to lose a year, 6 months or even a week's worth of work that you may not even be able to reconstruct! How about all those photos of your kids, anniversary or once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Fortunately, there are several options to back up your PC/Mac content online. It doesn't backup your operating system (eg. Windows or Mac OS), which you can more easily get, but these options will backup everything else if you so choose. Most of these services will automatically backup a file as soon as it's changed, such as a document, so you won't have to remember to do it manually. Of course, there's a nominal fee depending on the amount of backup storage you need, but it will be nothing compared to your sanity when you lose the precious photos and legal documents! Here is a review of several online backup services. For more information and to install these services, contact TheGoToTechGuru. If you prefer offline backups for more privacy, TheGoToTechGuru can provide a consultation on this option as well.
If you aren’t a user of Dropbox, you may want to reconsider. It’s one of the most widely accepted and used cloud-based storage options out there. Basically, cloud storage allows you to store just about any type of file, such as photos, documents, spreadsheets, etc. in a single location while allowing you access on multiple devices such as your mobile phone, tablet, PC, Mac and its apps. If you update and save a file, say a document on your PC, it is almost immediately updated on the cloud and accessible on your mobile phone. Another great way to use Dropbox is when you want to email a large file such as a home video, which can take a long time and lots of space in your mailbox. Instead, just put the video in Dropbox, then send a Dropbox link and have your friends & family download it themselves.
Dropbox is free with 500gb of storage; to get more space, just refer people. Click here to get Dropbox for Free. There is Dropbox for Business as well which provides not only more storage but more versatility. Look here for great ideas on how to integrate Dropbox into your life.
"The cloud" is one of those trendy tech terms a lot of people use but can't clearly define. What is the cloud? When do you encounter it? How can it benefit your business?
If you use any kind of social media or online data drive, you're already using the cloud; you just may not realize it.
What is the cloud exactly?
The first thing you should understand about the cloud is that it is not a physical thing. The cloud is a network of servers performing various functions to provide services. Read here for more on the Cloud.
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