How to retain data access during a cloud outage

The Amazon cloud services outage that knocked out several popular Web sites last week raised questions about the reliability of the cloud, but the general consensus is that it works if you plan

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Michelle Mastin

Backup pros get ‘heroic’ online community

For backup professionals who feel they're not getting enough from Facebook and LinkedIn, there is now BackupHeroes.com, a social networking platform specificly for the backup and recovery community.Users can set up their profiles

Published on: April 20th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

More UPS, less downs

In data center upgrade planning, backup power is often among the last considerations and the first budget item redlined. Many companies purchase an uninterruptible power system (UPS) only as they add equipment -- what we

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Dave Story

Back up your Web mail account

Yes, we know--it's hard enough to remember to back up your desktop, your laptop, your smartphone, and your tablet, and now we want you to think about backing up your cloud-based e-mail account,

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Onsite and Off-site Mac back up

Macworld cares about your data, and you should too. If you don't backup, assume that you will someday lose data that is important to you. We've covered the basics of how to keep

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Lex Friedman

How to survive an Egypt style Internet cut off

As unrest continues to escalate in Egypt and thousands of Canadians scramble to flee the country, many business operators might be wondering how their companies should prepare if such a situation were to

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Avoid disaster for your year-end backup data

Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes.

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Dropbox cloud syncing service exits beta stage

Cloud sync service Dropbox has announced the final release of its client software. Dropbox 1.0 "Rainbow Shell" comes with performance increases, courtesy of a reduction in resources used by the program, as well

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Keir Thomas

How to backup your hard drive with Windows 7

No hard disk lasts forever. Even if you've never had a drive fail on you, your first experience could be just minutes away. Back up your data now, and avoid the possibility of

Published on: December 1st, 2010 Simon Williams

How to increase your Windows system restore points

Lee asked the Answer Line forum how to increase the number of Windows System Restore points. Windows' built-in system backup program, System Restore, allows you to revert Windows and your applications back to

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Lincoln Spector

Canadian SMBs get serious about protecting information

Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking more serious measures to protect digital information after suffering data loss or cyber attacks over the past year, a new survey shows.Businesses with 10 to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Simple ways to keep your PC healthy without breaking a sweat

As you undoubtedly know, you're supposed keep your files backed up, your applications up-to-date, and your antivirus software current. Unfortunately, you are--to speak frankly--too lazy to do these tasks as thoroughly and regularly

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Patrick Miller

What to do when your tech gadgets go missing

You don't know what you've got until it's gone, they say--and they might very well have been talking about my cell phone. A couple of months ago, while walking through the departures terminal

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

How to fix a feeble hard drive

Sooner or later, nearly every Mac user encounters a hard disk problem. Because the hard drive stores the data that enables your Mac to run, such problems can cause your Mac to misbehave

Published on: December 21st, 2009 Joe Kissell