Thirty Thousand to be Trained by EMC in Cloud Backup

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

It has been revealed that there are plans from EMC Data Storage Systems India to train approximately thirty thousand people in the field of cloud backup, data analytics and data science by the end of 2013.

President of EMC India and SAARC, Rajesh Janey, stated that the cloud backup market in India, currently worth $4 billion, is predicted to grow to $4.5 billion over the next two years, with opportunities in big data to reach $300 million also.

Despite this growth, he expressed his concerns over the clear shortage of manpower evident in this area of industry. The new certification courses will be a part of EMC Alliance, which has been put in place by tying up with over two hundred Indian education institutes, along with partners and customers of EMC.

‘Cloud backup and big data is transforming business,’ he explained. ‘However, there is a shortage of people with requisite skills. It is predicted globally that there is a shortage of approximately 190,000 data scientists.’

The newly created Cloud Infrastructure & Services Associate Level Training and Certification offers a vital base of concepts and technical principles to enable IT professionals to reach informed technical and business decisions jointly on movement to cloud backup.

Janey predicts this opportunity could produce as many as 100,000 jobs by 2015.

Google Cloud Backup Users Left in Disarray as Pakistan Pulls the Google Plug

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The official telecom authority in Pakistan, PTA, has been blocking many Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) sites at random lately, causing many users a lot of bother and inconvenience in the process to say the least. Google’s family of Google Drive, Maps, Analytics and Play Store, have all had the gate slammed on them, even though according to official reports, the country’s Supreme Court has only removed access from ‘anti-Islamic propaganda’ videos on the popular video-streaming site YouTube.

This has of course caused much angered frustration by the many users who previous to the bans used these websites for sending and receiving information on a daily basis, such as cloud and cloud backup based websites which granted access to emails and data.

There was also a similar situation which became apparent in India when ISPs abused their power by restricting access to entire web domains, while the court order had simply ordered only for a single URL on YouTube to be blocked.

Due to the new generation of computer users being highly tech-orientated and therefore using the internet to manage a lot of their daily business and personal life, there is certainly a high number of people—at least within Pakistan—who are more than a little displeased with the power-trip their ISP’s are currently displaying.

For example, the country has a quarter of a million people who frequently used Google’s cloud backup related services such as Gmail on a regular basis. Android developers have also been feeling the sting of the restrictions due to the fact that they can’t update their apps because Google’s Play Store access has been denied.

Hopefully any personal issues the Pakistan government has with Google can be resolved soon so that users can reclaim access to personal items they have which may be stored in their cloud backup and email service accounts.

Second Thoughts about Mac Backup Software?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

When people think of computers and devices which use a Windows OS, they tend to never have any doubts about whether a piece of software will work on their Microsoft run machine. Take cloud backup, for example—you probably wouldn’t think twice about its compatibility, would you?

However, when people think about purchasing software for their Apple run computers and devices, there tends to be a lot more hesitation and questions which pop into their heads. Again, take cloud backup, for example—a lot of people would like to try alternatives to iCloud, but are hesitant because they worry if it will be completely compatible.

Worry certainly shouldn’t be something that enters into your head, though, because most top providers nowadays can deliver completely compatible and reliable services.

One provider that can deliver the goods in the area of Mac backup particularly well is JustCloud. Their Mac backup software is not only 100% compatible with Mac computers and Apple’s other devices such as the iPhone and iPad, but offers a whole range of practical and incredibly user friendly features which customers can take advantage of, including:

-          Drag and Drop

-          Unlimited Storage

-          Automated Backup

-          File Sharing

-          Folder Sharing

-          File Syncing

-          Folder Syncing

-          File Versioning

-          Device Locator

-          and Around-the-Clock Support

All of these great features are also offered through very competitive pricing plans too.

And so when it comes to choosing a Mac backup provider, there’s really no reason to threat about using software that’s outside of the Apple family. There’s nothing wrong with using iCloud, of course, but it’s worth considering the fact that there’s a whole sea of other providers out there also.

The great thing about this is that Mac users, just like Windows users, DO have a choice when it comes to Mac backup—and choice is always a good thing.

So Many App-ortunities with Cloud Backup

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The arrival of cloud backup means that a lot of yesteryear’s backup technologies such as flash drives, external hard drives and compact discs are now finally starting to fade into the past. They’ve served the world’s computer users well for many years, but the time for lugging them around, having to put up with losing them, having them stolen, and them crashing due to internal failures, is almost over.

Of course, as most of us now know, cloud backup eliminates all the negative aspects that older methods contain, due to its remote storage system which is heavily guarded by the highest levels of encryption which allows for files to be recovered in much quicker time frames.

What makes its services even better is that many providers now offer apps for devices such as tablets, notebooks and smartphones, which is great for removing the restraints that managing your cloud backup account purely through your home computer can bring. By mobilizing your important data like music, photos, videos and documents, you could be anywhere on the planet and still have your digital world at your fingertips.

A lot of apps also allow you to stream music and videos nowadays, let you backup your smartphone’s camera roll in seconds, and make sharing photos on social media websites possible in a few finger taps.

Cloud backup apps allow you to finally escape the home and make mobile backup and access a reality.

New 9 to 5 Points Toward Cloud Backup

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

We’re all used to hearing the phrase ‘9 to 5’, aren’t we? Except that phrase is now more of a joke and catchy lyric than a reality of our daily working lives.

A survey of one thousand employers and employees worldwide reached the same conclusion, strongly suggesting that a lot of us are working longer hours, beginning work before we reach the office, and ending long after we’ve left.

The results showed that the seventy three percent of bosses who had a relaxed attitude to their staff turning up on time had good reason to feel this way, due to the fact that staff were working on average from 07:00 (checking work email), arriving at work at 08:20, leaving at 17:50, and stopping work completely at 19:20. This total means that a 12 hour day is taking place.

Although this is the modern working hour pattern for many in the twenty first century, there is one thing that is missing from most businesses. And that’s cloud backup. For isn’t the typical working day becoming more and more mobile for employees and employers, already?

They are of course able to check email out of the office—but what if they could do so much more? What if they could access work from the office such as reports, and finish them offsite?

This is called file collaboration, and is just one of the benefits of which cloud backup could bring to further enhance the mobile parts of the working day, creating yet more productivity outside of the office.

As cloud backup becomes more and more affordable, we are likely to see a rise in its utilization in the immediate future.

Data Loss Could Happen to ‘Anyone’…

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Data loss can happen to anyone. And when I say ‘anyone’, this is absolutely true.

Don’t believe me? Well, here’s a good example for you. Heard of a little company called Pixar, by any chance? The makers of a number of animated blockbusters? Thought you might’ve.

Anyway, it has now been revealed that one of their most successful features, Toy Story 2, was almost completely erased after a member of staff deleted it from a server. In fact, the whole server was wiped clean…

Suddenly your bad day at the office seems rather heavenly, doesn’t it?

But, luckily, as you know because of its huge success at the box office, Toy Story 2 of course did not suffer permanent erasure. A visual arts director with a copy on their laptop can be thanked for this.

It goes without saying that if there’d been a more full-proof disaster recovery plan in place then this little incident—and half a dozen company director’s heart attacks—could have been avoided.

And so in light of this, you have to ask yourself whether your own current data continuity plans are realistic and can save you from not just accidental deletion, but a range of other horrific disasters such as hard drive corruption, failure, damage, and virus and malware infestation.

Ever considered cloud backup?

You should for a few, if not many reasons. First of all, cloud backup is remarkably affordable—always a good thing. It can also backup your data on an hourly basis and offer you instant access to it from remote servers should a tragedy strike.

With cloud backup you can finally say goodbye to data loss worries for good!

So why not invest in your data’s future?

Why You Need Cloud Backup

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

It seems to be on everyone’s lips, doesn’t it? Cloud backup this, cloud backup that. But why do you need it? What’s the big fuss really about?

This is an article for anyone who missed that memo…

Think of it this way. How do you backup your music, videos, photos and documents at the moment? Is it through DVD’s, CD’s, flash drives, and mobile hard drives? If it is, then you should be aware of how vulnerable these storage devices really are. Because not only are they not built to last for particularly long, they can also fall prey to loss, theft, accidental damage, corruption and failure. Even local backup software can be rendered useless if your hard drive were to be hit with a crippling virus.

Enter cloud backup and its countless advantages:

-          Cloud backup stores your files on a third-party data center that is protected 24/7 with the highest grades of security software encryption

-          Storage packages range anywhere from gigabytes to terabytes, with some providers even offering limitless space

-          Cloud backup eliminates the need for manual backups by scheduling its own that it runs automatically

-          Worldwide recovery and synchronization is available through portable devices such as smart phones, notebooks and tablets

-          Affordable and is cost efficient due to savings in purchases of CD’s and flash drives, etc

-          Great additional features such as File Sharing and File Syncing allow highly efficient file transfers and any location access to important files instantly

-          With the implementation of cloud backup, worries of damage, loss and theft of CD’s, etc, and file loss due to hard drive failure become a thing of the past

So, can you really afford to rely on anything but cloud backup?

Get Up to Speed with Cloud Backup

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

It’s not a bad thing to have a retro side, or a bit of a nostalgic aura about yourself. But when it controls the way you live your life in the modern world, this could be a bad thing. No, you’re not going to die because of it. Of course not. But it could add a lot of struggle to your existence in this ever changing world we live in.

Take cloud backup, for example. This is a fresh piece of technology that a lot of retroheads think won’t make a difference to their lives. But it is commonly known amongst many people that it can save you a lot of things. And these things are probably those of which would interest retroheads, such as savings in money, physical storage space, security from theft, fires and natural disasters.

And just how is this possible? It is overwhelming, that’s for sure. Because how could a single system offer all of this to the public and businesses for an affordable price?

For one thing, cloud backup is not brand spanking new per se. It’s been around for a bit, kind of like the internet in its early days, but has recently started to really find its niche with home and business users due to file storage demands. These storage demands have always been there, but computer users have always had to rely on traditional means of storage such as endless amounts of flash drives and recordable CDs.

And this is where the retroheads will start to feel the benefits, because cloud backup will give them the opportunity to be able to stop buying and recording to portable devices for good. This means savings a plenty. It also stores all your photos—more than you could imagine. This means savings a plenty also, as you’ll no longer have to print so many.

In terms of practicalities, cloud backup can help too. It can give you the ability to share files with friends and family, sync your internet ready mobile devices such as smartphones, notebooks and tablets, and can offer the same level of encryption that is employed by the government.

Sound good? That’s because it is!

Cheaper file storage, anywhere in the world access, and the highest levels of security—who can really say they’d rather live without it?

iCloud Could be Cleaner

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The world of cloud backup is huge. For most of us, before we got on board with this technology, it was somewhat overwhelming and maybe even a little confusing when it came to choosing a provider. But now that most of us have adopted this new system into our daily lives, we need not worry about another thing when it comes to cloud backup. Right?

In terms of your personal worries, the answer is yes. But unfortunately on a global level, there is a lot more going on which needs to be thought about. It’s often known as the ‘bigger picture’.

And the bigger picture in this case is the worldwide impact of cloud backup which was recently looked into by non-governmental environmentalists, Greenpeace. Of the many cloud backup companies that they surveyed in the area of energy utilization, Apple’s iCloud appeared to be the worst. This was because of the fact that the company heavily depended on using coal as the main muscle to drive its numerous data centers.

Microsoft and Amazon followed not too far behind. Even though Amazon stated that they are making improvements upon the past due to the fact that they are utilizing many data centers that weren’t always in use in previous times (and therefore creating better energy efficiency), Greenpeace remains to stand firm with its decision to push for smaller carbon footprints.

With this new found research, it would be great to see Apple looking at renewable energy sources such as fuel cells and solar farming. This would be a marvelous step in the right direction for one of the world’s leading cloud backup providers.

The Sky Is Full Of Clouds

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The sky maybe full of white fluffy clouds where you are, but in the land of cloud backup the sky is getting pretty thick too. With new cloud backup providers hitting the market almost weekly it begs the question, what is cloud backup?

Cloud backup is the process by which you store copies of your computer files on an encrypted file server in a remote location through a third party in order to protect them, access them and share them with ease.

By backing up your files to an online data storage centre you are doing what is known as storing them ‘in the cloud.’ The term cloud has been adopted as it is representative of the idea that your files are stored in the ether from which you can pluck them at anytime via any internet ready device.

Once stored in the cloud your files can be accessed anytime, anywhere via your PC, Laptop, Tablet or smartphone. If, for example, you store your music collection in the cloud you would be able to access it all whenever you wanted rather than rely on the memory capacity of your mp3 player. The same would apply to your films, photographs and work.

Cloud backup also makes sharing your files with other easier. Gone are the days of emailing individual files to friends and family, now you can email them one link and grant them access to a who album of photo’s or songs in one easy step.

The other function of cloud backup is to protect your files. Online storage is without question the safest way to house your files. Encrypted on upload and during storage, your files remain in a jumbled state until the time which you choose to download them. By doing this they are protected from viruses, hackers and unwanted access.

From this simple explanation alone it is easy to see why cloud backup is on the increase, as our production of data increases so does our need to protect it.