Backup and recovery using cloud tools

Back up and disaster recovery plan is a number one priority for every business. No business can function without critical data, applications and operations. At some point business data will be at risk.It could be a machine error, a human error, a virus or even a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina. Not having the proper precautions in place could mean losing it all. Think of your disaster recovery plan as an insurance policy for your data and business should something out of your control happen. Nowadays, most of companies are aware of  the pain points of traditional backup and are consequently adopting the clouds backup and recovery which is more reliable due to new technologies. Below we are going to study the clouds tools available for back up and recovery. Rubrik:  is the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform that delivers data protection, search, analytics, and copy data management to hybrid cloud enterprises. How Cloud Data Management works to recover, manage, and secure all data, regardless of location. Examples include: Automated data discovery Dynamic SLA policy engine Global predictive search Secure data everywhere with encryption and role-based access while delivering automated compliance in one solution Carbonite: Carbonite cloud and hybrid data protection combines advanced backup, rapid recovery and anytime, anywhere access with an easy remote management. With the Carbonite office option you will be able to back up unlimited computers, The Carbonite home offers unlimited storage, provides easy set up and allows access from anywhere ZANTAZ Enterprise Archive Solution (EAS) is a highly scalable and flexible archiving platform that enables your organization to capture and preserve email messages, attachments, and files in a way that...

7 Gmail Productivity Apps and Plugins

In a business environment, everything revolves around two things: Productivity and Efficiency.  Productivity being the standard in which something needs to meet, and efficiency being the rate as which its made.  There are places in every business that could use a face lift in these areas, Gmail being one of them.  When I first heard of these apps I started to question why in the world would I ever need them.  Being in the situation I’m in, I don’t necessarily rely on email as much as I would in a corporate environment.  With that said, these apps are invaluable from a business perspective:   SecureMail Nothing is better than encryption when talking internet traffic.  So much of our information and conversations are susceptible to threat, so why not protect it in any way possible?  This app provides a simple way to encrypt emails.  According to the web page, even Google servers will see the encrypted version only.  Obviously, take that claim with a grain of salt.   Bananatag This app is a bit more complicated than all of the others.  The interface is a bit convoluted, but the amount of information provided justifies it.  Basically, this app informs you of who opens your emails, and to what extent.  What I mean by that is it tells you whether or not these individuals open the links attached, and whether they scroll down to read it in its entirety.  This could be very helpful in a managerial position.   Boomerang   When overloaded with the amount of emails you need to send out, Boomerang facilitates the process.  You can set a specific...

How to Use Cloud Based Storage – Dropbox

Ever wanted to share a file with someone but it’s too large to be attached to an email? No worries, you can save it to Dropbox and email a link to the file… Here’s how! Go to https://www.dropbox.com and create an account for Dropbox. Dropbox will download and install a local host for the cloud storage app. After the installer has been run the Dropbox webpage will open. Click and drag on any file you want to upload and drop it on the center of the webpage. This will add the file to Dropbox Now that the file has been added to Dropbox it can be shared by hovering the mouse over the file you desire to share. Click on the share button that appears while hovering the mouse over the file. Here you can change the permissions of the file that you are sharing and then share the file by entering the email address of the person you want to share it with and clicking the share button. Now you never have to worry about the size of file when trying to share it remotely! Just remember this simple tutorial and you are on your way to sharing files over the cloud with...