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What Else Does “The Cloud” Do?

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I was presented with an interesting question this past week that I wanted to touch on today about what Cloud Computing actually does. First, here is the question I’ll be answering today; “Besides storing data online and accessing it on the go what is the purpose of Cloud Computing?” This is very interesting to me because it seems the idea of Cloud Computing is that it is just a giant storage unit for data and that’s it. A little while … Read More

To Google or not to Google?

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I’m sure we’ve all been in that position where something isn’t quite working right with our computer and a thought occurs, why not just Google a solution! Brilliant! In most cases, however, you’re bombarded with a million possible (It could be this) answers. What now? At this point you’re presented with a fork in the road; three paths lay ahead of you. Path 1 – Click on a link and just roll with it. Most of the symptoms that the … Read More

Browser Security

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So which Web Browser is the best? This is a long standing debate and of course everyone has their own personal preference. Since there is so much information about out there about every browser ever used let’s bring it down to the main four that are used today and talk about security. I’ll also discuss ways to make sure your browser is up to optimal levels of security while you search the web. At the very end I’ll post an … Read More

CrashPlan

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With more and more options for cloud computing and off-site backup or storage, it can often be difficult to decide on the right choice. As part of our series sharing trustworthy options for online backup, we’d like to highlight one that is reliable, secure, and cost effective. Not only that, but CrashPlan is based in Minnesota! (So it gets brownie points for being local – to us.) CrashPlan’s cloud software allows the backing up of all your critical business files, whether they are … Read More

Comparison: RingCentral vs. MyFax

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If you’re anything like me, you hate the world of fax not just because it’s cumbersome, low-resolution, equipment-heavy, and demanding its own line, but also because you have to have one. No matter how far we move beyond the 20th century, these things somehow persist like dinosaurs that survived the meteor impact. I like to think of Minneapolis / Saint Paul as a cutting-edge type of place, but I still get asked, “Hey, can you fax that to me?” Anyway, there … Read More

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