7 Most Popular Cloud Based Apps

LinkedIn   LinkedIn is  a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites  and mobile apps. Founded on December 28, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. (wikipedia.com) Boomerang Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends. Find something (or someone!) that’s moving, or create a video selfie by switching to the front-facing camera.   Rapportive Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. TripIt TripIt organizes your travel plans in one place. Finds alternative flights. Sends real-time alerts. Snags the best seat. They have something for every traveler. Asana Asana  is a web and mobile application designed to help teams track their work. It was founded in 2008 by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein, who both worked on improving the productivity of employees at Facebook. LucidChart Lucidchart is a web-based commercial service which allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organisational charts, website wireframes, UML designs, mind maps, software prototypes, and many other diagram types. Built on web standards such as HTML5 and JavaScript, Lucidchart is supported in many common web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11+. DocuSign DocuSign is a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services for facilitating electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. DocuSign’s features include authentication services, user identity management and workflow automation. Signatures processed by DocuSign are comparable to traditional signatures based on the product’s...

7 Most popular cloud based productivity apps

  When using cloud based apps students and staff would benefit from the most productive and user friendly. Apps like Adobe Creative is an example of a cloud based app that can be productive for students, professionals and users in their spare time. It is a cloud based application that includes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign that allows users to save and access their work from several devices using one login. The second cloud based productivity app in my opinion is GoToMeeting that allows online video conference calls and webinar hosting. This allows users to access meetings and conferences on the go from their mobile device, Laptop or Ultrabook.  From my personal experience a login or an account is not needed as long as you have an access code from the creator of the meeting or conference. Outlook Web Access is a great asset to Outlook users that need to access their email while away from their home computer. The Outlook email is accessed using a browser that allows the user to access their work or school email on the employers or schools server. This allows employees to be very productive even outside of the office or while traveling. Apps like Dropbox that has a large amount of online cloud storage that can be downloaded on the computer or access on the website. You can save large documents, images or video in the dropbox opp and can be accessed on a different device using a google log in. Google apps are also one of my top cloud based apps because there are various options depending on my need. Between google...

How to Share Files Using Dropbox

Dropbox is just one of many cloud-based storage programs. Essentially, you can save files there for you to access when you’re not at home or work. It’s one of the big names in cloud storage and they’re based in San Francisco. Here is a guide to using their free and simple file sharing feature. 1. Start at Dropbox.com This is very straight forward stuff here. If you have gmail and use Google Chrome it’s a breeze. 2. Share a single file. This is just one option for sharing files. Once you have your file(s) uploaded, just select them and click Share. You can select the contacts or email addresses to share them with. You can add multiple recipients and add comments for description. 3. Make a Shared Folder. This option will do exactly what is says. Make separate folders for different topics whether they’re personal or for work.   Just select the members of your shared file group and add a comment.   That’s the file sharing feature of Dropbox. You can get the app on your mobile device and have even greater access to these features.  ...

Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support users

Iris Barreto

Iris Barreto

My name is Iris Barreto (aka Sister Iris Marie). I am a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary getting updated and learning about the world of IT. I began my studies at MATC in the Fall of 2016. Studying the IT Support Specialist program, I hope to be a great asset to my community and to the Schoenstatt Movement.
Iris Barreto
I have put together information on the web in a more condensed form. The following is a short documentation of differences between Microsoft Windows 7 and 10. Click here to Download differences between Win 7 & 10...

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...