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12
Jan

How Can Cloud Computing Benefit Your Business?

Cloud computing offers a means for your business to administer the computing resources you have online. This term has developed over time. It is called computing because the ‘cloud’ basically refers to the internet, and computing in the ‘cloud’ depicts the method you use to hoard and access your information through the internet. Cloud computing permits a business to virtually

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14
Oct

What are the Benefits of Cloud Backups vs Standard Backups?

The Difference between Regular Backups and Cloud Backups ‘Standard’ backup storage is usually a secondary hard drive or external hard drive which makes a copy of whatever is on your computer system. The backup is used if a computer is broken, corrupted, stolen, or out of service. Unfortunately, standard backup storage is often one copy of the data in the

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12
Aug

Disaster Recovery & Canadian Cloud Backup

Last week, Canadian Cloud Backup had the unique experience of being able to test and prove that our Disaster Recovery Plan works. On Friday, August 1, 2014, we had temporarily suspended our Data Center service to perform an upgrade to our VMWare. The scheduled downtime was 6 hours, at which point full service would resume. Prior to the temporary suspension

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5
Aug

Adapt to Change. Make your Business a Survivor

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin Although evolution will confirm this statement, this doesn’t apply solely to the success and survival of mankind. Your business is a living, breathing organism that operates under similar circumstances. And

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28
Jul

How safe is safe? AES 256 encryption and your data.

AES-256 AES-256 is a key generation method used to securely encrypt your data and prevent unwanted access to your files. But the real question is how safe is AES 256bit encryption really? When referring to AES-256bit encryption, we are actually referring to the key that is generated when encrypting your data. The data itself is secured by the software by

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21
Jul

HDD, SDD and the Cloud

While Solid State Drives (SSD) provide a significant improvement over traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD), there will always be a risk associated with physical data backup. SSD’s operate at faster speeds, wear down slower, and are smaller/lighter/more sleek than a HDD. This being said, their increased durability and design opens up SSD’s to a plethora of issues associated with data

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14
Jul

Mac, Your Business, and the Cloud

The Choice of Computer Should not Affect your Cloud Backup! Historically, Windows has dominated the bulk of a Company’s workstations. Macs gained support in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s with Advertising Agencies and Creative shops, who found Mac to be more suited to their business model. Mac’s acceptance continues to increase. While this may sound like a group of

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7
Jul

CryptoLocker and the Cloud – How to Save Your Business

When many businesses think of disaster recovery, they consider fire, flooding, electrical failure and many other types of natural disasters.  However, Disaster Recovery Plans now must include ‘internal disasters’.  In late 2013, the first of the ‘Crypto-Viruses’ (Crypto-Locker) was introduced and (unsurprisingly) this has generated an increased level of anxiety among businesses. With an intricate way in which this virus

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30
Jun

Cloud Computing for Start Up Businesses

Cloud computing has the potential to form the basis of business, and start-ups to be specific. We are in a digital age where no matter what the size of a business, it cannot survive without having an online footprint. Cloud computing has a cost effective potential for start-ups as no significant investments are required for having a cloud service. The

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23
Jun

How Cloud Hosting Works

The internet has evolved at such a rapid pace in just two decades. This growth has contributed to remarkable advancements in technology that have increased internet speed while keeping server costs low. As a result, one of the biggest advancement in this medium is the cloud. Many hosting companies today offer cloud services, but how do they actually work?