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5 Reasons Your Small Business Benefits from The Cloud

5 Reasons to Use the Cloud in Your Small Business

According to a recent article in Forbes.com, the total market for cloud services “is expected to grow from $76.9 billion in 2010 to $210 billion by 2016.” So far the numbers appear to be backing that assertion up. If you're not using “the cloud” in your small business, here are five good reasons why you might want to start.

1) Secure File Sharing and Access
This is a big deal for businesses of all sizes. Cyber-security is becoming a major risk for businesses on a global scale. Laptops and mobile devices make it easier than ever for people to simply grab the devices that contain important information that places your business and your customers at risk. Rather than storing this information on insecure devices, you can have vital information that’s stored on secured servers in the cloud while allowing access to these important documents and information virtually anywhere and at any time by users who have the right file sharing app, like Tappin.

2) Bring Down Technology Costs
Most small businesses can’t easily afford a full time IT guy (or girl) on staff. It’s an expense that would be nice, considering the vulnerabilities many companies face when it comes to cyber security. However, it’s largely outside the realm of practicality. Storing information on secured clouds means that you have the benefits of a full-time IT staff to protect your information for a much more affordable price.

3) Convenience
It wasn’t that long ago when people had to carry portable filing cabinets around to keep up with all the paperwork they were responsible for. At least that’s what it felt like after eight to ten, or more, long hours of a workday. Now all you need is a smartphone, tablet computer, or laptop and you can access all those important files at any time of the day or night. It’s much more convenient than it’s ever been in the past.

4) Disaster Recovery
Recent years have shown devastating disasters that wiped out communities. Whether it’s forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes; disasters happen at the worst possible moments. Off-site storage of information in “the cloud” ensures that when bad things happen for the sake of your business, the information you’ve stored in the cloud is protected. This will help you, and your business, get back up and running much faster. It will also give you the tools you need to get in touch with customers to update them about what’s going on too.

5) Reduce Environmental Impact
How many trees are lost to creating additional paper copies of information so that multiple people in your business have access to it? Business owners interested in adopting a more earth-friendly way of doing business will appreciate the simplicity of this step in the process.

These are just a few of the general ways businesses benefit from operating in the cloud. If you look hard enough, you’re sure to find a few ways that are specific to your business. Then you can become part of the 41 percent of growth in expected cloud use the IDC’s “Worldwide and Regional Public IT Cloud Services 2012-2016 Forecast” has predicted over the next four years.

 

How to Stream Music on Your Home Computer from Your Mobile Device

How music is produced and distributed has changed drastically over the past two decades. With the birth of digital music samplings, being able to listen to music you’ve purchased has changed from playing your records on a record player to finding a device able to access and stream music no matter where it is saved. The convenience and popularity of being able to listen to hundreds of tracks with one small, hand-held device has led the way for technologies like the iPod and MP3 players.

However, being able to stream music no matter where you have it saved is becoming far more sought-after than purchasing a device to house all of that music – as storage solutions for those devices are getting more and more expensive.

With TappIn, you don’t need to buy a device just for storing and streaming your music. Instead you can use your current mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) to access and stream your music no matter where it is stored. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open the TappIn mobile app, and select the computer or cloud you'd like to access

Step 2: Select your music folder.

TappIn music folder

Step 3: Select the library you'd like to access.

TappIn music library folder

Step 4: Select the track you'd like to listen to and well, listen!

And that’s it. With just a few taps you can stream music files from anywhere. Even if you have separate libraries for your iTunes, MP3 files and any other music accounts, with TappIn you can access all of your libraries from one place.  No more choosing between which libraries to take with you, with TappIn all of your music is with you.

To learn more about the advantages of using TappIn and to access and stream music no matter where it is saved, check out a FREE 30-day trial of TappIn Pro.

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How to Access and Share All of Your Files from Anywhere at Any Time

As more and more people use the internet to communicate with their friends, family and co-workers, many people have been asking for a simple and secure way of sharing and accessing documents online. Whether you’re looking to access sensitive work documents, or share private information with family and friends, there is only one solution that enables you to share and access all of your documents from anywhere at any time without having to save or move those documents. That solution is TappIn.

How to Access Your Files Anytime, Anywhere

Have you ever been at work or school and realized you've forgotten an important document or file on your home computer? Usually in this instance, most people chalk not having that document up to a loss, or if the document is extremely important they are required to get back home and get that document off of their home computer.

But with TappIn, once you download the TappIn app to your computer and mobile devices (including Apple iPhone or iPad, Google Android or Windows Phone 7), you will be able to quickly and securely access any and all documents you've saved on these devices from anywhere at any time.

How to Share Your Files Anytime, Anywhere

After downloading TappIn, whenever you wish to share a document, all you have to do is login, locate the file or folder you would like to share and click on it and tap “Share This File.” And because with TappIn, you don’t have to move or upload your documents anywhere else, you can relax knowing that your shared files never leave the safety of your computer.

Once you have selected “Share This File,” you can use TappIn’s one-click contact management tool to import contact information (from providers like Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail) from your mobile device and select which contacts you want to invite into your private TappIn network. Once those contacts accept your invitation, they can immediately access the documents you’ve selected to share with them.

Three Ways TappIn Beats the Competition in Document Access and Sharing

  1. No Need to Move or Upload Documents: As we've pointed out earlier, unlike other online document access and sharing solutions, TappIn doesn’t require you to store your documents in any one folder or file. With TappIn, you can access ALL of your files, folders, and documents no matter where they are saved.
  2. SecureShare Technology: For your more sensitive documents, TappIn’s SecureShare technology enables you to set authentication settings when sharing documents.  With SecureShare, you can require certain users to login before viewing the documents that have been shared with them. Permissions can also be set individually, allowing some recipients to view, edit, or download your document.
  3. TextShare: For the fastest and easiest way to share documents, TextShare enables you to share documents, files, folders with others via text messaging. With TextShare, a shortened URL (that cannot be tracked) to your document is sent to your recipients and they may access that document directly from their messages.

Not only is TappIn perhaps the easiest to use app for sharing and accessing documents, it is by far one of the most secure online file sharing options available today.

 

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Expand the Memory of Your Mobile Device without Buying More Storage

Are you someone who stores a large amount of data, photos, or music on your cell phone or other mobile device? Perhaps you’re a photographer who needs to be able to access large photo folders from your phone to share with clients. Perhaps you’re a lawyer who needs access to large files that you don’t wish to transport back and forth from your home.

Whoever you are and whatever your needs be, if you’re reading this post it is because the current amount of storage on your phone or mobile device is not enough to meet your day-to-day needs.  What if I told you that you could expand the memory of your mobile device so that you can access unlimited amounts of data without having to buy more storage?  Don’t believe me?  Let me explain.

Access > Storage

TappIn is an app that gives everyone from photographers to lawyers, and everyone else in between, access to unlimited amounts of data from their cell phone or mobile device. The best part is, because TappIn is an access tool and not a storage solution, you do not have to pay for more storage for the more data you access.

If you are a photographer, there is no need to use all of your storage on your phone with pictures.  Instead, you can keep those pictures on your home computer and access them from your phone whenever you are talking with a customer or potential client. With TappIn, if you’re a lawyer, those confidential files on your work computer now don’t need to be moved from one storage solution to the next for you to access them from your home computer or phone. They stay in one place.

Lost Phone = Don’t Lose Sensitive Data

Besides the fact that most cell phones and mobile devices do not have that much storage space on them to begin with, they are also not the most secure storage solutions. There have been a few stories in the news lately of employees leaving their mobile devices in a restaurant or on a bus with sensitive business information that has put their companies at great risk.

With TappIn, you don’t have to worry about having sensitive data on your mobile device, because you aren't storing or saving any of that data or those photos, or music, etc. onto your phone.  Instead, you are simply accessing that information through your phone. And because TappIn has security features that require you to log in to view data you've saved elsewhere, that data isn't readily available to whoever picks up your phone.

There are plenty of free storage solutions online, and inexpensive network attached devices that have far more storage space than cell phones or mobile devices currently contain today. If you want to be able to access all of your documents, all of your photos, and all of your music from anywhere at anytime, there is no storage solution that will suffice alone.  Access is the key. TappIn is the answer.

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