cloud computing

Is your head in the cloud?

Never lose a photo, file or document ever again with SkyDrive. It’s like your personal hard drive in the cloud giving you access to all your data from virtually anywhere.

Publish files to Facebook or LinkedIn in one click and photos have geo-tagging too so you can spot on a map wherever they were taken.

Access all your password protected files easily from a Windows Phone or iPhone with the new SkyDrive apps, or from other smartphones via skydrive.live.com. Edit and share your Word, Excel, Powepoint and OneNote documents using Office Web Apps on the go. For ultimate editing simply access your synched SkyDrive documents from Ofice 2010 on your PC.

For more details go to http://explore.live.com/skydrive

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Geek Tip: Protecting your data online

In modern times, it’s simply not enough anymore to back up your prized “digital” possessions on disc or removable media. It is now quite common to use cloud computing and online backup as an extra layer of security for preserving and safeguarding your files.

For example, Dell IT services will help and allow you to backup your data so that it is stored somewhere else besides your home. However, even cloud computing and online backup can come with security issues.

Anti-Spyware

You can begin adding an extra layer of security for protecting your data online by installing and regularly using antivirus and anti-spyware software. Some malicious programs are designed to log every keystroke you make which can be bad news if you happen to make a login attempt to your online data while the malware is installed. Because this is a critical, common problem, it’s a good idea to make sure your anti-malware programs are updated regularly as well as used from time to time.

Passwords

Additionally, it’s a good idea to cycle through different passwords periodically. For example, you can keep a set of 5 passwords that you plan to use, and change them regularly every 30 days. This can drastically minimize your chances of having your online data tampered with or stolen. It only takes a few moments to change a password; it’s an extremely non-intrusive and simple method for significantly strengthening your online data’s security.

Online Backup

If you’re not already using online backup for your files, it’s a good idea to educate yourself and find out just how it can benefit you. If you’ve got a significant amount of data that you can’t afford to lose, it may be a good idea to start looking into cloud computing and online backup as a straightforward and affordable solution.

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my ditto – the personal cloud for everyone

my-Ditto centralises and automatically saves all content from your home-based computer to give you access to your audio and video files remotely via a computer, Smartphone or tablet PC  by using an easy to use USB key.

Whether you are at home, travelling to a holiday destination or have already arrived on the other side of the world, with my-Ditto you can access your DVD library and watch any film from any computer with an Internet connection. You can create your own music playlist and then stream your favourite tunes over and over again, while relaxing in your deckchair. You can even instantly save your holiday snaps on my-Ditto, and share them with your friends with just one click.

Quick, ultra simple installation

my-Ditto can be installed in less than a minute and requires no prior expertise, specific settings or configuration. Simply connect it to an Internet box and plug it in to get started.

my-Ditto is UPnP and DLNA compatible and works with the iTunes® server. It is automatically recognised by all the peripherals around your home, so you can easily take advantage of the content available on your smart TV, media players, Hi-Fi systems, digital photo frames and tablets.

Live remote connection

Available with up to 4TB of storage space, my-Ditto enables direct access to millions of files stored in your home. It can be accessed from anywhere in the world via an iPhone®, iPad® or AndroidTM mobile phone.

Available from

The my-Ditto application is available free from the AppStore or Android Market with no additional subscription required for unlimited access to all your content. For more details check out www.my-Ditto.com.

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