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Where Are My Files

Easy access to files over the Internet is more accessible than ever thanks to the convenience of cloud computing. However, according to Infosec Island, two of the most crucial issues with using a free cloud drive is not knowing where your files are located and who has access to them. With sensitive documents using cloud storage, may not be the best way to go because this method of file sharing and storage iffy in most situations. How do you take advantage of the increasing suitability of web-based storage while maintaining your privacy and file security? Go with an online file sharing program that offers secure file sharing, as well as secure mobile access.

TappIn – Keep sensitive files on your computer and access them from anywhere.

Using Tappin you can access your digital files from a number of platforms including iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows. Additionally, just with any cloud drive, you can access your files from anywhere you have Internet service. So what sets this file storage provider apart from other cloud storage services, such as Dropbox? You do not have to download, sync or copy your files from one device to the next. Additionally your files do not float around in the cloud unprotected. This more reliable system allows you to have immediate access to everything you have in the file sharing system, while maintaining security and professionalism.

Security Concerns

Another bonus with utilizing Tappin for sharing and storing files is the increased security offered by the program. While you can opt to put your files out in the cloud via your 10GB OnTapp account (TappIn Pro version), which is a transitional cloud, you can rest assured that your files will not stay there forever. This feature allows you to store up to 10 GB of files on the OnTapp cloud. An expiration date is placed on the cloud, and once files expire they return to your permanent repository. Since nothing is left out in the cloud indefinitely, you greatly reduce the risk of having hackers steal your important information.

Additionally, you have secure mobile access when using OnTapp. If your mobile device is stolen or broken, you are less likely to have your personal information stolen. You can rest assured knowing that anything stored on the OnTapp cloud will automatically return to your permanent file storage upon its expiration. You can also clear out your files remotely in case of security breaches using this system thanks to the remote file accessibility.

Online file sharing via a cloud drive is no longer the wave of the future. It is the power web users have now harnessed to encourage independence of technology, improved efficiency, and greater accessibility for file maintenance. Keep up with the cloud by choosing a trustworthy and affordable storage system, such as the Dropbox alternative of Tappin, as your file sharing provider.

Is the Cloud Safe?

To Cloud or Not to Cloud – Or Both!

Does uploading your photos, documents and (perhaps) sensitive business and personal information to a “Free” cloud leave you feeling exposed?

Dropbox is a cloud service offering filing sharing and backup, but it is not safe from hackers

Do you feel exposed with sensitive data in the cloud

Do you feel exposed with sensitive data in the cloud

who have illegally accessed documents. According to MacObserver, last May IBM banned the use of Dropbox due to security concerns and IBM’s requirements that data be stored on secure servers. In July 2012, Cnet reported that Dropbox admitted client data had been hacked and offered assistance to the victims.

With TappIn you can access and share data from your own computers, network devices, servers, Salesforce accounts and cloud storage. You gain flexibility, mobility, but most of all – security.

Based on the report, WP-Appliances vs The Cloud, despite growing numbers of cloud users, many IT establishments are reluctant to place their full confidence in cloud solutions, and so have held back on internet security solutions relying on cloud. The security concerns include:

  •  Lack of proven security effectiveness
  •  Inability to physically access critical data
  •  Account access vulnerability
  •  Unavailability of security audits

On the other end of the security scales are security appliances conforming to proven standards. Here is a comparison of how appliance and hybrid solutions perform in the areas of efficacy, mobility, scalability and reliability:

1. Reliability
a. Appliance based – Requires manual labor and all associated overhead
b. Cloud based – Global coverage – 100% uptime possible

2. Manageability
a. Appliance based – Fragmented visibility and control
b. Cloud based – Centralized visibility and control

3. Efficacy
a. Appliance Based – Protects against last known threat
b. Cloud based – Protection based on last real time request

4. Mobility
a. Appliance Based – Internet connection via IT managed devices
b. Cloud Based – Secure Internet Connection over any network

5. Scalability
a. Appliance Based – Solutions are complex
b. Cloud Based – Global coverage with 100 % uptime availability

The above comparison paints a very rosy picture of hybrid cloud based security. Hybrid solutions such as TappIn, provide secure, reliable and flexible configurations and are definitively a promising way to go.

TappIn provides a service that allows you to access files residing on computers, servers or the cloud. You have access and can securely share files from a web browser or mobile device including Android devices and iPhones. This type of instant and secure data access is crucial to conducting business in today’s geographically disparate world. This is a Dropbox alternative providing both secure mobile access and secure file sharing. Providing the best service for online file sharing, TappIn has advantages of cloud accessibility together with data security.

Best Software Tools for The Mobile Workforce

Many of today’s top professionals spend very little time in the office. The smartphone and the laptop have both made it easier than ever to take any job and make it mobile.  That’s what a lot of companies are doing to stay in front of their customers in a highly competitive marketplace.

When your business depends upon your mobile workforce “Road Warriors”, the information they have access to is just as important as a personal visit.  Who wants to be the Account Exec that delivers a presentation with an outdated pricing model? (Not me!)  There are lots of different ways to be sure your mobile workforce has the most up-to-date information, From phone calls to mail, great but time consuming, so we put together a list of some of the top software your business can use to keep your mobile workforce moving forward with the right information.

Here are some must-have software tools for the busy mobile pro:

1. iCloud
If you carry an apple tablet or phone, iCloud is pretty convenient as it puts everything you need right there in the cloud where you can get it whenever you need to.

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2. TappIn TappIn is really your best bet for accessing your files from anywhere in the world. It’s not really a cloud server, it’s more like a window into your home PC from anywhere you are. No sync, no upload info, just login and get what you need.

3. Cloud2Go 
Another good cloud app. Though not as powerful as iCloud or as direct as TappIn, Cloud2Go nevertheless receives positive reviews and will get the job done.

4. Google Drive
Google Drive is a tool that you can use for free with your Google account. Whether or not you like it as much as, say, TappIn, you probably have a client or partner who loves it, so learn it.

5. DropBox 
Think of DropBox like a self storage unit for your files. It’s not as easy and direct as some of the other apps listed here, but it has a good, straightforward interface.

6. SugarSync
The big upside with SugarSync is that it doesn’t put you through the annoying process of automatically syncing every single file on your cloud, which can be time consuming. You can select which files to sync and which to leave as they are. Very convenient.

Working on the road can be stressful, but these apps are sure to make any trip a little easier.

 

Top Ten Reasons to Use TappIn

There’s no doubt that the Cloud can make things easier, but easier doesn’t “always” mean better.  Beyond the convenience of being able to access your content wherever and whenever you want to, there are also additional security and backup measures to consider that you would never have to give a moment’s thought if you were simply storing data locally.

TappIn is a technology that allows for the convenience of the cloud with the safety of local data storage. Once installed on your home or work computer, all your content can be accessed from any mobile device or web-enabled computer – not just the content you remembered to upload to the cloud.

no-cloud-neededHere are ten reasons you may want to switch over to TappIn:

1. No Cloud Required: For starters: there’s no Cloud in use when you use TappIn, so all the worries that come into play when using the Cloud simply disappear.

2. A Secure Connection: TappIn works by giving you access to your own files from wherever you are, so you’re not storing your files on someone else’s insecure server, but on your own home computer.

3. No Sync Needed: Syncing with the Cloud can be a tedious, time consuming process. You have to sit there and wait for the sync to be completed when you’d rather close your laptop or turn your phone off and be done with it.

4. No Storage Fees: You don’t have to pay anyone to host your content with TappIn, since you handle that part of the deal.

5. Deep Compatibility: Some Cloud services demand that you use a specific OS, TappIn lets you access from any web-enabled device.

6. No File Transferring: If you want to listen to your MP3’s through the Cloud, get ready for a night of file transferring. With TappIn, you can tapp right in and start listening.

7. Access Anytime: Cloud servers go down frequently, your home computer doesn’t have to handle such a big workload.

8. Built in Media Capabilities: TappIn is specifically built with media playing in mind, so you can load up any media library you like.

9. Direct Sharing: You can share directly from your computer to your Facebook page, email or other outlet. It’s up to you. There are Cloud hosts that make this a little more difficult.

10. Share Any Size:  Easily share through texting and messaging with TappIn. This isn’t true of all Cloud hosts.

TappIn works a lot like a traditional Cloud, but it removes some of the risks and expenses involved so that you can save and share with little worry.

 

Tappin at CES 2013 – A Recap

After 18 meetings in 54 hours, major product launches, celebrity keynotes, concept products and what was touted as (and certainly felt like) the largest CES show ever – one exciting trend was a stand out from this attendees’ perspective; Gadgets.

Electronic gadgets at every price point for everyone in the family or the office.  Along with that, remote access and file sharing are no longer a luxury (or something only teens know how to do successfully) it has become a must for sharing information for home or business.

One great example is in this video from the Seagate Central exhibit at CES . . .