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Novosoft Signs Distribution Agreement with Nexway, Bringing the Leading Backup Solution to the Western Europe Region

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:55:00 +0000

Novosoft today announced that it has signed an agreement with the leading European software distributor, Nexway. The partnership will increase the availability of Novosoft's flagship product Handy Backup in Western Europe.

Alliance, Ohio, January 19, 2010 – Novosoft, an international software development and IT-consulting company, has teamed up with Nexway, the leading European software and video games distributor, to make their flagship product Handy Backup™ available for purchase through Nexway's network of partner e-commerce, boutiques and on-line portals.

"We are happy to partner with Nexway and support it as the leading digital content distribution platform in Europe," said Nataly Sigaeva, head of Novosoft Marketing Department. "Handy Backup already has a strong position in the United States, and the partnership with Nexway will enable us to grow the product's availability and expand market share in Europe."

Under the terms of the agreement, Nexway will facilitate the promotion and sales of Novosoft's family of backup solutions Handy Backup, increasing options for customers, lowering barriers and expanding the software's presence in the home and small business market.

About Novosoft

Established in 1992, Novosoft develops and markets a wide range of software solutions for individual PC users and small businesses with Windows-based IT infrastructures. Novosoft's flagship Handy Backup is an award-winning backup solution that allows creating scheduled backups of information stored on workstations and servers, including Exchange servers, SQL servers, databases of different types and much more. Prices of the software range from $39 for Standard edition to $599 for an enterprise backup edition called Handy Backup Server. For more information, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net

About Nexway

Nexway is a leading player in the digital e-commerce sector and a strategic partner of worldwide digital content publishers and international e-commerce portals. It has teams in 12 countries and distributes high-quality, cutting-edge software in more than 50 countries around the globe. In 2008, Nexway reached the million download milestone, ranked in the Top 10 of Deloitte Technology's 2008 Fast 50, and in the Top 100 of EMEA's Fast 500 of the fastest growing technology companies. To learn more, please visit http://www.nexway.com

Contact
Alexander Rassokhin
Novosoft
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69
E-mail: pr@novosoft.net



Novosoft Releases Handy Backup 6.5 to Deliver Effective Backup Solution for Large Enterprises

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:59:00 +0000

Novosoft releases a new version of a popular data backup utility Handy Backup, now with differential backup capability.

Alliance, Ohio, January 13, 2010 – Novosoft, one of the leading providers of backup solutions for Windows computers and Windows Server-based networks, today announced the release of a new version of their flagship product Handy Backup. Handy Backup 6.5 features a powerful differential backup engine and multiple improvements in data indexing algorithms, optimized for use with large amounts of data.

"It wasn't until we built the first beta that we realized what a powerful tool for enterprise backup Handy Backup becomes," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft development department. "Now, instead of backing up many gigabytes of databases and mail servers each day, companies can greatly optimize data protection by making differential backups and save up to 90% of the cost of data storage."

Differential backup is a technology based on binary comparison of data with existing backup, where only new files and changes on modified files are processed. It greatly saves time and drive space required to store backups and enables enterprises to achieve near continuous protection of business data at minimal costs.

"Business data retention policies require backups to be regular and automatic," said Mr. Prichalov. "We are excited to come up with an effective solution and strengthen Handy Backup's positions among professional backup software."

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is a family of data backup and disaster recovery software for computers working under Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and 2008/2003/2000 Server operating systems. It is available in two editions for home PCs, called Handy Backup Standard and Handy Backup Professional, and two editions for corporate backup, called Handy Backup Full and Handy Backup Server.

Handy Backup Full costs $199 and lets enterprises back up MS SQL Servers, MS Exchange Servers, Oracle, DB2, Lotus Notes, ODBC-compatible databases, and other data. Handy Backup Server costs $599 and allows backing up multiple servers on a client-server scheme. Until January 17, 2010 all new customers can purchase Handy Backup Full with 20% discount and receive a free additional license for Handy Backup Professional. To learn more, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net/order.shtml

Contact
Alexander Rassokhin
Novosoft
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69
E-mail: pr@novosoft.net



Novosoft Integrates Online Backup Service into Handy Backup for Android

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 04:47:00 +0000

Novosoft releases version 1.3 of their popular backup utility for Android-driven smartphones, Handy Backup for Android, – now with support for Online backup.

Alliance, Ohio, December 8, 2009 – Novosoft, an international IT-consulting and software development company, today announced the release of a Handy Backup for Android v. 1.3. Now users of the utility can back up their phones to a secure online storage provided by Novosoft, which is located in San Diego, California.

"Novosoft Remote Backup Service was launched in 2005 to provide users of PC version of Handy Backup with an option to store files remotely and always be able to access them," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft Development Department. "In recent years, we saw a growing demand for online backup solutions, and we are happy to come up with a solution for Android phones."

The release of Handy Backup for Android 1.3 is the first Novosoft's step to monetize the program: it resembles a pricing model of Handy Backup for PC, where a low cost software can be supplemented with paid plug-ins. Handy Backup for Android remains free, but the use of a new Online Backup option requires the user to have a paid account at Novosoft Remote Backup service.

"Right now the utility uses FTP protocol, buy we are planning to add support for SFTP and FTPS connectivity in the nearest future," said Mr. Prichalov. "And further development of Handy Backup for Android will be focused on creation of new plug-ins for easier selection of data to back up."

Handy Backup for Android comes free of charge and can be downloaded directly on the phone from the Android Market.

About Novosoft Remote Backup Service

Novosoft Remote Backup Service is a secure data storage system located in an underground shelter in San Diego, California. It is protected from fire, flood, magnetic and electric fields and any other factors that can damage user data, and is accessible 24 hours a day and 365 days a year from any point of the world. To learn more, please refer to http://www.remotedatabackup.net

About Handy Backup for PC

Introduced in 2002, Handy Backup™ is a family of data backup and disaster recovery software for Windows computers and Windows Server-based enterprise networks. Prices of the software range from $39 for Handy Backup Standard to $599 for a full-featured enterprise backup solution Handy Backup Server. To learn more, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net

Contact
Alexander Rassokhin
Novosoft
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69
E-mail: pr@novosoft.net



Novosoft Announces Marketing Strategy for Handy Backup for Android

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:59:00 +0000

Novosoft, one of the leading providers of data backup solutions worldwide, today announced the intention to use Handy Backup for Android, their data backup tool for Android-powered phones, to promote Novosoft Remote Backup Service.

Alliance, Ohio, November 17, 2009 – Novosoft, an international IT-consulting and software development company, announced today that the upcoming version Handy Backup for Android will be bundled with Novosoft Remote Backup Service.

"Handy Backup for Android will remain free for all users of Android phones," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft Development Department. "However, we are planning to add features integrated with third-party services. For example, the upcoming release will support backing up to FTP servers, but it will be available only for customers of our Remote Backup Service."

The strategy of providing free or low cost software with paid options is not new for Novosoft. Handy Backup for PC is marketed in exactly the same way: its core functionality can be extended with paid plug-ins of two types, one for extracting data to back up (files-based, drive-based and database backup plug-ins) and another for controlling storage and processing options.

"We've taken great care to develop the same powerful architecture that we have in a desktop version," said Mr. Prichalov. "Further development of Handy Backup for Android will be focused on creation of plug-ins for data selection and storage, and FTP backup is the first of them. In a short time, we will revise pricing strategy of our Remote Backup Service, and come up with a solution that will be cost-effective for most Android users. The release of the new version is planned for the end of November."

The first beta of Handy Backup for Android was introduced by Novosoft in March, 2009. It was an extension to a desktop version of Handy Backup that allowed users to back up their phones to PC on the client-server model, controlled by PC. In the beginning of November the company released a standalone backup application for Android-based smartphones. At present, it is available on the Android Market and can be downloaded free of charge.

About Novosoft Remote Backup Service

Novosoft Remote Backup Service is a secure data storage system located in an underground shelter in San Diego, California. It is secured from fire, flood, magnetic and electric fields and any other factors that can damage user data, and is accessible 24 hours a day and 365 days a year from any point of the world. To learn more, please refer to http://www.remotedatabackup.net

About Handy Backup for PC

Introduced in 2002, Handy Backup™ is a family of data backup and disaster recovery software for Windows computers and Windows Server-based enterprise networks. Prices of the software range from $39 for Handy Backup Standard to $599 for a full-featured enterprise backup solution Handy Backup Server. To learn more, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net

Contact
Alexander Rassokhin
Novosoft
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69
E-mail: pr@novosoft.net



Novosoft Releases Backup Software for Android Mobile Devices

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 05:51:00 +0000

Novosoft, one of the leading providers of backup solutions worldwide, announces Handy Backup for Android, a data backup and restore utility for Android-based phones.

Alliance, Ohio, November 3, 2009 – Novosoft, an international software development and IT-consulting company, today announced the release of a lite version of Handy Backup™, a data backup tool for Android-powered mobile devices.

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"We started working on compatibility with Android in early spring of this year," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft Product Department. "The first beta came out in March, and it was a client software that allowed a PC version of Handy Backup access and back up phone's data. After collecting user feedback, we saw a huge demand for a standalone Android backup tool, so we immediately started working to come up with a solution."

By creating a portable version of Handy Backup, Novosoft provides owners of Android-based smartphones with an opportunity to back up their data independently of Google services. The current release supports backing up SMS messages, contacts, call logs and SD card data. Contacts are saved in VCard format, so they can be later imported to Outlook or other messaging software.

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"While the application may look simple at the first sight, we actually developed the same architecture that we have in desktop version of Handy Backup," said Mr. Prichalov. "Now it will be easy for us to extend the functionality with support for more data, various Android applications, capability to back up to network and FTP locations, and much more – just the way you can back up your PC with Handy Backup."

Handy Backup for Android is free of charge and can be downloaded directly on your phone from the Android Market.

About Handy Backup for PC

Handy Backup™ is a complete, extensible PC backup software featuring a unique architecture, where all backup jobs are created through plug-ins of two types: one for selecting data that you want to back up (there are files-based, sector-based and database backup plug-ins) and another for controlling data processing and storage options. To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net

Contact
Alexander Rassokhin
Novosoft
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69
E-mail: pr@novosoft.net



Novosoft Releases Backup Software for Windows 7

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:33:00 +0000

Novosoft, one of the leading providers of backup solutions worldwide, announces the release of a new version of their key product Handy Backup – now with Microsoft's "Compatible with Windows 7" technical certification.

Alliance, Ohio, October 27 – Novosoft, an international software development and IT-consulting company, today announced the release of a new Windows 7-certified version of Handy Backup, award-winning data backup and disaster recovery software.
"As a Gold Microsoft Partner, we had access to a rich set of technical resources including Partner Knowledge Base that enabled us to make Handy Backup compatible with all the powerful new features within Windows 7," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft Product Department. "We hope that the new certification logo will distinguish our product from the competition and help Handy Backup become user's first choice in backup software for Windows 7 ".

Handy Backup and Handy Backup Server are the first products of Novosoft that qualified for the Microsoft "Compatible with Windows 7" logo. After thorough quality assessment they were confirmed to meet all requirements of reliability, security and compatibility with Windows 7 and Windows 7-certified hardware, established by Microsoft.

“Our ISV community is alive with innovation, and we’re committed to helping our partners drive the next generation of software experiences,” said Ross Brown, Vice President of ISV and Solutions Partners for the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. “Adding compatibility for the latest Microsoft operating systems helps ISVs to stay ahead of the competition and give their customers access to cutting-edge technologies.”

About Handy Backup

Introduced in 2002, Handy Backup is a family of data backup and disaster recovery software for Windows computers and Windows Server-based enterprise networks. It allows creating one-time and scheduled jobs to back up computer data and store it to any local or remote storage.
Handy Backup is available in several editions designed for different customer groups. Prices of the software range from $39 for Handy Backup Standard which features basic files-based backup functionality to $199 for a full-featured solution Handy Backup Full which can back up SQL databases, Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Notes/Domino environment, DB2 data servers, Oracle and much more. Enterprise backup edition of the program, Handy Backup Server, allows backing up all workstations and servers from a single control point. The package includes 5 licenses for remote computers and costs $599.

To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net

Contact
Alexander Rassokhin
Novosoft
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69
E-mail: pr@novosoft.net



Novosoft Releases Backup Solution for IBM DB2 Data Servers

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 05:41:00 +0000

Novosoft, an international IT-consulting and software development company, announced the release of a new version of their flagship product Handy Backup, now validated as "Ready for IBM DB2 Data Server"

Alliance, Ohio, October 20, 2009 – Novosoft, one of the leading manufacturers of backup software worldwide, today announced that the new version of their backup utility Handy Backup received the "Ready for IBM DB2 Data Server" technical certification. Now companies that use DB2-based IBM applications to manage e-commerce, CRM and other business solutions are enabled to protect their business at a new level of quality.

"We couldn't be happier to enhance our partnership with IBM by releasing a new backup solution for IBM software" said Natalia Sigaeva, head of Novosoft marketing department. "Handy Backup Server is already used by hundreds of companies worldwide, and we hope that the new functionality will help us further advance into the market of enterprise backup software."

The "Ready for IBM DB2 Data Server" validation program was designed by IBM to help customers differentiate products that have met requirements of reliability, quality and security, established by IBM. The logo is provided after strict quality assessment given by the company's experts and confirms that the software meets explicit specifications of compatibility with DB2 databases and allows business owners to achieve the highest business results.

About Handy Backup

Introduced in 2002, Handy Backup is a family of professional backup software for Windows computers and Windows Server-based corporate networks, consisting of two editions for enterprise backup: Handy Backup Full and Handy Backup Server. Handy Backup Full costs $199 and enables you to back up DB2 databases, IBM Lotus databases, MS Exchange Servers, MS SQL Servers, Oracle databases and other data managed by a local server. Handy Backup Server is a client-server backup solution that allows controlling backups of networked workstations and servers from a single control point. The package includes 5 licenses for remote computers and costs $599.

To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net

About Novosoft

Established in 1992, Novosoft creates and markets a wide range of software products for individual computer users and small- to medium-sized businesses. The company strives to use the most advanced technologies and deliver high quality and cost effective solutions ensuring customers satisfaction and trust. For more information, refer to the corporate website at http://www.novosoft-us.com



Novosoft Partners with Oracle to Deliver Backup Solution for Oracle Databases

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 07:33:00 +0000

Novosoft, an international software development and IT-consulting company, releases backup software for Oracle databases and becomes a certified partner of the Oracle Partner Network.

Alliance, Ohio, September 24, 2009 – Novosoft, one of the leading providers of backup solutions for Windows-based servers, today announced that they partnered with Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq:ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, to deliver high-quality backup solution for users of Oracle databases. The main factor that contributed to the partnership was the release of a new version of Novosoft's flagship product Handy Backup, featuring support for backing up Oracle databases.
"We are excited to partner with a recognized world leader in enterprise DBMS development," said Alexander Prichalov, head of Novosoft Product Department. "It proves our competence and expertise in Oracle technologies, and also strengthens Handy Backup's positions to meet growing global market demands for complete enterprise backup systems."
Through the partnership with Oracle, Novosoft has ensured that Handy Backup is compatible with the most popular versions of Oracle databases, including latest releases of Oracle Databases 10g and 11g.
The Oracle Partner Program is a business network of more than 20000 companies that provide customers with leading-edge business solutions based on Oracle software. Partners are able to access Oracle's education, marketing and sales support, and organizations that work with partners can be confident that their IT infrastructures will be built with the best software on the market and deliver the highest business results.

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is an award-winning data backup and disaster recovery software for Windows Server-based enterprises. It carries multiple certification logos, such as Microsoft's "Works with Windows Server 2008" and "Compatible with Windows 7" and allows automating all backups of corporate data including Oracle databases, Exchange mail servers, and much more.
Handy Backup is available in several editions, prices of editions that support Oracle backup range from $199, for a single PC, to $599 for a client-server backup solution. To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net



Novosoft Becomes Microsoft Gold Partner

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 07:15:00 +0000

Novosoft, an international software development and IT-consulting company, earns Microsoft Gold Partner status.
Alliance, Ohio, September 16, 2009 – Novosoft, one of the leading providers of backup solutions worldwide, today announced that they have achieved the status of Gold Partners with an ISV/Software Solutions Competency in the Microsoft Partnership Program. The main factor that allowed the company to earn the status was certification of their flagship product Handy Backup for the Microsoft's "Works with Windows Server 2008" logo.
"Becoming Microsoft Gold Partner gives us an opportunity to bring even more benefits to our clients," said Vladimir Vaschenko, CEO of Novosoft. "It not only demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft technologies and our proficiency in high-quality software development, but also provides us with a rich set of resources that will help us further improve our products and deliver better service to our customers."
Microsoft Gold Certified Partners with an ISV competency are considered as being the most experienced companies that have proven their technical competence and expertise at developing professional software solutions. The Partnership Program is aimed to help customers identify the best software vendors on the market and use only the best products that are guaranteed to deliver superior user experience and highest business results.
About Handy Backup
Handy Backup is an award-winning backup solution for desktop and laptop computers working under Windows OS and Windows Server-based enterprise networks. It allows creating scheduled backups of information stored on workstations and servers, including Exchange servers, SQL servers, databases of different types and much more.
Prices of the software range from $39 for Standard edition to $199 for Full edition. Also, there is an enterprise backup edition of the program, Handy Backup Server, which includes 5 licenses for remote workstations and costs $599.
To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at http://www.handybackup.net
About Novosoft
Established in 1992, Novosoft develops and markets a wide range of B2C and B2B solutions for individual PC users and small businesses with Windows-based IT infrastructures. The company strives to keep in step with the most advanced technologies and deliver high quality and cost effective software products, ensuring customer satisfaction and trust. For more information, please refer to the corporate website at http://www.novosoft-us.com



Backup Rotation Schedule Basics

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:43:00 +0000

Backup rotation schedule is an essential basis of the whole backup strategy especially concerning corporate data backup and recovery used by enterprises. It is widely known that having only one copy of important information is asking for trouble. You have to keep multiple copies and one of them in secure off-site storage. Backup schedule is usually using a combination of partial backups interspersed with full backups to reduce backup time and capacity usage.

Most known and simple partial backup method is differential backup which allows saving all data changes made since last full backup. Due to backup strategy it takes more storage capacity, but is much faster to restore backed up information if it is necessary. Incremental backup is a little bit more complicated method allows backing up changes made since last incremental backup instead of full. This method helps to reduce storage capacities used to keep backup files, but process of backed up data restoration is relatively slow.

Top backup rotation schedules used for tape backup are mostly Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) and Tower of Hanoi. GFS is based on using three sets or generations of tapes. Monthly full backup is grandfather, weekly full backup is father and a son set for partial everyday backups. Grandfather tapes are stored off-site while “younger” generations stay in backup rotation. Tower of Hanoi is based on mathematic puzzle of the same name and provides an ability to increase generations’ depth.

No matter which backup rotation schedule you will select according your corporate data backup strategy. The most important requirement is to have 24/7 access to your backups, though it is provided by every quality online backup service.



Remote data backup planning issues

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:43:00 +0000

Remote data backup requires careful preparation and planning stage before you can be sure that performance will be adequate. Understanding of how much data you need to backup in a typical evening is the first important issue to be considered when planning remote backup strategy. When you know approximate data level to backup daily it’s time to select remote backup service which fits your budget and offering an adequate bandwidth.

Another factor gaining importance for remote data backup is data deduplication or intelligent compression as it also called. Typical remote backup may create many copies of the same file. Data deduplication used to avoid creating redundant information. It only makes one reserve copy of the file and provides pointers to other file iterations. So if you have 100 copies of 1 MB file, ordinary backup will use 100 MB of storage for them, while data deduplication need storage for 1 MB file and references for additional copies. 1 MB instead of 100 MB is a difference which makes reasonable enough to use only data deduplication supporting remote data backup.

The third issue with planning remote data backup strategy is possibility of connection failure. Business impact of link problem must be identified to make plans for minimization negative effects. Temporary connection problems must be corrected by repeat of remote backup attempt several hours later when the connection will return.

See also remote backup



Online Backup Mobile

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:54:00 +0000

How would you feel if the entire address book, all messages and multimedia files on your mobile phone were gone? In most cases that would be a real disaster – unless you backup mobile data regularly. Today's life reveals such a fast growth of the number of various gadgets and mobile technologies that utilities for them can't keep in step with their development. That's why the matter of mobile backup receives so much attention: it provides almost endless prospects for both hardware and software manufacturers.
Unfortunately, different manufacturers choose different platforms for their mobile devices, and there can't be an ultimate mobile online backup software solving all needs at once. The good news is that solutions for specific platforms, e.g. Windows Mobile or Android, are widely available and mobile backup tools for them can be found easily.



Backup Windows Registry

Thu, 28 May 2009 09:35:00 +0000

It is important to regularly back up Windows registry, as it contains all options and preferences of software and hardware installed on your PC. If you have a backup of registry, you can always feel safe about the operation of your system: even if something goes wrong, you will be always able to restore settings of all devices and your favorite applications that you've tweaked to perfection.
When choosing a backup software capable of registry backup, make sure that it allows working with individual registry keys. All configuration options are logically split into several sections: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER and other, each storing data about different PC settings. By including different keys into different backup plans, you can establish a really flexible and reliable backup strategy.



Not Using Remote Data Backup? Your Data Is Lost

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:53:00 +0000

Author: Ben Mathews

Remote Data Backup

It is an hour to deadline for submitting a proposal for a job you have committed to doing for a client. Your computer is down and you have no idea of how to bring it back. Everything you have tried is to no avail. What will you do? The bad part of this is that the job you are submitting a proposal for is worth a lot of money that your company cannot afford to lose. Do you have remote data backup software? No. Well you are in trouble.

This is a scenario that can happen more easily than you think. Do not let this happen to you. Not only is it bad for business, but your reputation can suffer. This can be detrimental to any further jobs that you may try to get. If you value your business and cannot afford to miss opportunities due to computer problems, you need to invest in a good remote data backup software. By increasing efficiency, you do not have to spend time and money trying to get your computer files back up and running when you do not have either.

By backing up your data, access to anything that you need can be found at the click of a mouse. Well, a little more than that but not much. All you have to do is go to your choice of remote data backup, click on remote access, and put in your account number and password. Prepare your files for downloading and you are ready to go. Download them to your computer and you have everything at your fingertips. The good thing about remote data backup software is if your computer is down, you can access these files from any computer that has internet access.

If you are in the business of making money and your computer is your lifeline, you owe it to yourself to use remote data backup software. The loss of important files can affect your business to the point that it can put you out of business. You never know when you may need something in a particular file. If you cannot get to it, you are flirting with disaster. To ensure that you can find what you need when you need it, a remote backup service is your best choice.

When you do not have problems getting your clients taken care of and do not have delays, the client is happy, you are happy, and your business profits. Word of mouth is the greatest advertiser of all. When your clients recommend you to someone else and brag about the service they received, you are well on the way to building a great clientele. Using remote data backup software will only ensure that you will continue to be able to take care of the clients you have and the ones you will get.

To wrap it up, the best thing you can do if you have a business, small or large, home based, or not is to invest in remote data backup software. Your time is money and you cannot afford to spend it looking for files that have disappeared from your computer. If you are going to run a business, run it like a business, not a hobby.

About the Author: If you are not using a remote data backup service your business is at risk. Try our free data backup software and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your data is safe if the unexpected happens.
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What's in a name? Microsoft defends 'Windows 7' moniker

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 08:47:00 +0000

"After users disputed his count, a Microsoft Corp. executive explained yesterday how the company concluded that the upcoming Windows 7 is the seventh version of the operating system.

Yesterday, Mike Nash, vice president of Windows product management, followed up a Monday announcement that Microsoft had settled on Windows 7 by defending his tally. " Read more...



Offsite Backup Companies Store

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:48:00 +0000

Offsite backup

When you create backups of your data, you must store them somewhere where they can’t be damaged or someone else can access them. For businesses, offsite backup is a well known and popular way to backup files. It offers you several different advantages when compared to other ways, such as CD, DVD, external hard drives, and even servers. One of the biggest advantages to offsite backup is the fact that the backups aren’t stored in your office or business. Offsite backup companies store your data in state of the art safes, to protect them against fire, flood, and even prying eyes. This can be extremely beneficial if unexpected things have a habit of occurring around your office. Another great thing about offsite backups are the fact that they can be used as stores for your data. You won’t need to rely on online space, as you can easily go to the company who is storing your data and go through it anytime you wish. You can also use online space with most companies as well. You simply upload your data to their online storage area, then go back anytime you wish and view it. This is a very handy feature, similar to a hosting company. Another benefit of offsite backup is the fact that your data will always be protected, and you won’t have to use CD or DVDs to do it. CD and DVD storage is great for individuals, although there will be quite a bit of them for most businesses. This can get somewhat costly, but more importantly, it will use a lot of space to store the backup files. They can also become damaged or lost, unlike offsite backup storage.Offsite storage is also great if your business is in a bad area. If Mother Nature has a habit of bashing your area with floods, fires, or hurricanes, you should look into offsite backup storage immediately. They have ways to protect your information from harm, including anything Mother Nature can dish out. There is no need to worry about natural disasters, system failures, hard drive crashes, or data failure with offsite backup storage. Even though you may not realize it, the data will be available anytime you need it. Online backup services are available anytime, day or night, and can be accessed anywhere you are. Most are easy to set up, and offers you very impressive security measures. When it comes to offsite backup, you can store virtually any file you need to, such as text files, e-books, contact record, pictures, music, and anything else you can think of. The storage for online backups are virtually endless, capable of storing everything you need.Offsite backup storage is ideal for any business or corporation. You can store your data with an online offsite backup, or choose to do it physically in an offsite safe. No matter which method of offsite backup you choose - your data will always be protected, and best of all - it will always be there anytime you need it.

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Wall Street's collapse may be computer science's gain

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:31:00 +0000

Wall Street's collapse may be computer science's gain
"The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust of 2001. William Dally, chairman of the computer science department at Stanford University, said that for the last several years, he has watched some students interested in technology go into banking and finance because those fields could be more lucrative."



Data Backup And Security

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:38:00 +0000

Data backup

Author: Elizabeth Neck

Whether your computer is for business or personal use, losing your data is tragic either way. Your data is your life, keep it protected and secure! This is why you should always have a data backup plan! There are many different data backup methods to choose from. You can use a zip drive, USB drive, a secondary hard drive or simply use a CDR/DVD writer and copy your data onto CDs. What ever method you use, your system should be backed up at least once a week.

A simple and easy method is to get 4 blank CDs and label them week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4 and also write the month and year. Then, at the beginning of each week, backup your data onto the disc labeled for that week. Do this for each week every month, so that if your computer was to crash you will only at the very least be one week behind on your data. This way it wouldn’t be so devastating and it will be much easier to recover.

Another simple method is to use an online storage service. This method is the most popular and one of the best options for data backup. Here are some of the reasons why this is the best option.

Number one is SECURITY!!

With an online storage service, you never have to worry about losing your data or your data being destroyed. You can always be sure that your most important data is stored safe and secure.

Number two is AVAILABILITY!!

With an online storage service, you access your data whenever and wherever you are. You can be sitting at your home, or visiting family and friends in another state or country. You will always have access!

Number three is SHARING!!

With an online storage service, you can easily share your data with business cliental or even your family and friends! You can share any data you may store, whether it is important documents, or simply photos from your child’s birthday! Sharing is simple and easy!

For whatever purpose you use an online storage service, make sure to pick the most perfect and secure one for you, and make sure it is always password protected in a safe manner.

You should never use an obvious password. You should never use anything like your date of birth, the city or state you live in, your name or even your social security number. One of the safest ways to make a password is to use letters and numbers and make the letters in different cases. This makes it harder for anyone to guess. And you should never use the same password for everything. Yeah it may seem easy for you, but remember, it also makes it easier for someone to access your information and accounts or, even worse…steal your identity. So make sure to always be secure and backup your data.

Did you know that 70% of businesses that lose their data never fully recover and go out of business within a year?

That is why it is very important to backup your computer as often as possible. You can even use the old-fashion floppy disc if necessary. But backup your computer as often as you can and do it now before disaster strikes and it is too late and you lose everything!

Remember 76% of data loss is due to hardware failure or simple human error!

Hurry up before it is too late!

About the Author: Elizabeth Neck is a researcher/writer who is a successful website publisher. http://www.treksoftware.com



Secure Online Backups - Are You Being Smart?

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:11:00 +0000

Secure Online data backupAuthor: Lee A. SmithData loss is one of the major problems especially in big business houses where a large number of data has to be dealt with and in all the circumstances the data loss can be minimized by using secure online backups. Although there are many conventional backup systems such as CD, DVD, and floppy that can be used for storing small amount of data, however for storing large amount of data secure online backup seems to be the right option.Nowadays many commercial secure online backup providers are easily available and after paying a nominal fee, you can store your data at a remote location. These commercial online backup stores ask you to download their backup software and the software manages the backup and does the rest of job. A few commercial backup stores charge anywhere between 20 cents to 3 dollar per month for storing 1 GB of data, however there are some online backup stores who offer the online backup free for a limited period.Actually you should ensure that the commercial online backup you have chosen is genuine and reliable and the privacy of your document is maintained. Many individuals take the benefits of these low cost commercial secure online backup facilities and store their family albums and other data. The software provided by commercial stores is easy to operate and with the instructions provided to you, you can install and operate the online backup software. You should try with a free online secure backup for a month and if satisfied with the services you should continue for the desired period.The secure online backup software will generally have many features and the latest and modern software are equipped with highly sophisticated technique to protect the privacy of the data. The system ensures that backups are taken routinely as per your requirement and accordingly you are intimated by email. The software also ensures that the file system and directories structure is maintained during backup.The software installed at your computer first compresses the data and sometimes the space occupied by the data is reduced to 85 percent. The data afterwards encrypted so that the privacy of these data is maintained and then forwarded to the commercial backup store via local area network or Internet. Due to the encryption of the data, these are even not accessible to the backup store employees and therefore the data are fully private and while retrieving the software installed at your computer decrypt the data.The data loss is a very big problem for large business houses, commercial ventures and even for an individual and therefore secure online backup of data is one of the right options for each one of us. Sometimes it is also necessary to maintain the privacy of the data and therefore suitable commercial backup organization having an excellent track record should be carefully selected. So instead of taking a risk of loosing your important data, it is better to store and secure online backups available at a marginal price.About the Author: Secure Online Backups could save your business from a disaster. Find out how at: Secure Online BackupsArticle Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Lee_A._Smith[...]