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Five Reasons to Choose Google Apps for Business

1) Email - 30GB of storage per user, spam filtering. Never lose an email again and access from any mobile device.

2) Collaborative Tools and Apps - Calendar, Drive, Sites, Marketplace Apps such as Insightly Project/Task Management, Groups, Hangouts (instant messaging).

3) Store in and work in the cloud - simplify team efforts on documents and more.

4) Reliability - 99.9% uptime.

5) Quick to set up - minimal to no interruption in service.

Managing Shared Tasks and To-Do Lists

I was having a discussion with Dave, who has expertise in keeping data secure in the cloud. We were trying to figure out what works best for sharing tasks/to-do lists in professional/personal circumstances, as this type of information is also stored in the cloud. Turns out we use a lot of the same ones in similar ways.

Google Docs

Storing Data in the Cloud - Part III - Data Ownership and Summary

Guest post written by Dave W, Network Security Analyst.

 

Continuing from Part I about performance and bandwidth in the cloud and Part II about data protection, resiliency and location, this post discusses data ownership and summarizes my approach to choosing a cloud service.

 

Data Ownership

Storing Data in the Cloud - Part I - Performance and Bandwidth

Guest post written by Dave W, Network Security Analyst.

 

In my last post I wrote about the security concerns when putting your data into the cloud.  In this post I am going to expand on that and get into some of the other aspects of cloud data that you need to think about. This will by no means be an exhaustive list but it should give you a few ideas.

What to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

Guest post written by Dave W, Network Security Analyst.

 

Whether we like it or not, nearly every online service we consume uses or is moving to “The Cloud”.  This is particularly true of mobile devices.  This can be quite convenient and you might not be aware that you are even using it.  But for businesses and people who are concerned about their data it can be difficult to sort the hype from the reality for these cloud services. 

Protecting Your DropBox Data on the Go

Guest post written by Dave W, Network Security Analyst.

 

In my previous post, I talked about how to set up TrueCrypt to protect data in DropBox. This post takes that same process and extends it to your Android devices. I am still looking for a similar system for IOS so if you know of a TrueCrypt compatible IOS app, please leave a comment below.

How to Protect Your DropBox Data

Guest post written by Dave W, Network Security Analyst.

As has been mentioned here before,  DropBox and services like it have a lot of interesting  uses. The problem though is that for the security conscious these uses are limited and to the security unconscious they are downright dangerous. This isn't specific to DropBox, however. If, like me, you are deep deep down the rabbit hole with Google services then you have the same issue there as well.

What and Where to Recycle in the Lower Mainland

There's a lot more recycling going on these days, and it's difficult to know who takes what.  Check out the list below and be amazed by what you can recycle!

Computer Hardware/Peripherals Recycling
Once you've had your fill of the blue screen of death or your machine spontaneously rebooting and have explored all the avenues of updating/repairing, there are a lot of local alternatives to trashing your hardware.