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Cloud Storage Means Security for Small Business Data

Nearly two-thirds of American companies are using cloud computing for some aspect of their business, according to a survey by Avanade, and that number is increasing by approximately 19 percent each year. If your company hasn’t embraced the cloud yet, or if you have yet to use cloud storage, you’re missing some of the big-company features cloud storage can offer small businesses. The most important of these is security.

How cloud storage means security for small businesses

In addition to being convenient, storing your data online can keep your sensitive client and business information secure for even the smallest business. What can cloud storage offer:

  • Secure access to all digital files. When you store your data on a server or hard drive, your information is subject to hackers and unauthorized access. What’s more: if your computer is stolen or destroyed, your data goes with it. With cloud storage, your data remains intact and your can access it from any computer.
  • Secure mobile access. Mobile devices are notoriously easy to hack. While storing your sensitive sales and client information on your iPad or other device many be convenient, it’ also leaves your company information largely unguarded. Cloud storage offers security AND convenience.
  • Secure file sharing. Unless you’re a one-person business, you likely have sensitive sales data and other information that you share with your mobile sales force or other principals in the company. Security can be an issue with many file-sharing services. With cloud storage, all authorized users can access the information quickly and securely.

Cloud storage offers several levels of security. If your lap tap or company computer system is lost or destroyed in a fire or other accident, your data remains. In addition, your data is protected by a team of IT security professionals, something that is beyond the means of most small businesses when the owner wears multiple hats.

Tappin offers a secure and affordable Dropbox alternative. We feature a variety of cloud storage solutions designed for small businesses, and we use the same high-level security encryption that is used by banks and financial institutions for their Internet transactions. We also use a one-way hashing algorithm that can’t be reversed to protect customer passwords. Content safety is the most important aspect of Tappin products. To learn more about how Tappin solutions can help your business, visit Tappin.com or call our sales department at 210 308-3267.

 

Benefits of Remote File Access for Your Small Business

Remote file access is so much more than a simple backup copy of all the important documents and files your business possesses. It’s easy access to this information no matter where you or your employees may be at the time. Here are five of the benefits your small business can enjoy with remote file access.

1) Access Files while at Client’s Site
Employees no longer need to bring large, heavy briefcases full of information with them to client’s sites. Whether you’re in the construction business, provide insurance estimates, or provide home health services; you can now access important construction plans and other information, insurance files, and medical records on-the-go. All you need is the right mobile app, such as Tappin, on your mobile device or laptop to securely access the information wherever your business takes you.

2) Better Time Management
It can take a great deal of time to drive back and forth gathering the correct documentation between clients. Searching through files and folders is another time consuming process. Even worse is going back and forth between offices or cubicles in search of one elusive document that got away. Having all the information stored in one convenient location for fast access by whomever needs it is the simplest solution for everyone.

3) Automatic Backups
Wouldn’t it be nice if you never needed to worry about losing important documents again? That day is here. Most businesses, sadly, just haven’t caught on quite yet. Remote file access means there’s already a secured backup of the information your small business requires.

4) Collaboration
No matter how many employees you have working on a given project at a time, or how limited or involved their roles may be, you can now allow as many employees as you need to have shared access to the same documents and information without printing out dozens (or even hundreds) of copies. This makes it easier than ever before to get the right information to the right people without any paperwork becoming lost in the transition.

5) Increased Productivity and Profitability
At the end of the day, this allows your employees to invest their talents where they are most needed, rather than on shuffling papers and packing them up for the day. You’ll get more productivity from them and that will lead to greater profits for your business.

Remote file access has a lot to offer small and large businesses alike. Perhaps the best benefit, for small business owners, is that you get the benefit of an IT department without the high costs.

How to Make Your HTC HD7 a Ginormous Productivity Monster!

HTC HD7 recognizes HomePipe as All Time Top App!

We are thrilled that HD7 Apps listed HomePipe as All Time Top App for HTC HD7! HomePipe makes it easy to access files from your home or work computer or perform online file sharing—videos, music, photos and documents. Now it’s a Top App for HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 to share music, videos and more. HomePipe shares the honors with other Top Apps including Facebook, YouTube and Acrobat Reader.

Imagine what you can do with your HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 and HomePipe!

  • With HomePipe and the HD7′s big 4.3″ high res screen, just flip out the kickstand, kick back and stream movies or videos from your home laptop anytime you want.
  • Make your own movies with the HD7’s built-in 720p HD camcorder. It lets you to capture film with incredible quality and detail. Using HomePipe, you can share your videos with friends and family.
  • Go from pocket to picture in seconds! The HD7 lets you capture amazing photos. So why upload and manage your photos in the cloud? Share your photos instantly and directly from your HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 with HomePipe! Whether you’re across the globe or across the street, you can share photos online anytime with whomever you want using HomePipe!
  • Stream your favorite tunes from your home or work computer to your HD7.

Just go to the Marketplace and download HomePipe for free.

Just click the “free” button and within seconds, you’re set. With HomePipe and your HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7, you will have the ultimate entertainment monster at our fingertips! Don’t wait! Get HomePipe today! To learn more, visit HomePipe

Not So Sunny When It’s All In the Cloud

How to BackUp Gmail and head-off another Glitch with Anytime, Anywhere Backup File Access—

Recently over 150,000 Internet users found their Gmail inboxes, contacts and chat conversations gone–vanished. According to Google, the issue was caused by a storage software update that introduced an unexpected bug. Google has begun restoring data from tape backups, explaining in a blog post that while it maintains several electronic copies of every email sent through its system, this particular glitch destroyed every electronic copy of affected emails, and retrieving them from tape backups could be a long process. Although Google’s Gmail service temporary data loss won’t make the history books, it does serve as a reminder that no matter how reliable some cloud-based services are, none are infallible.

The “cloud” is a popular term for computing, and file sharing and storage from remote data centers. Many rely on cloud services, like Google Gmail, Flickr or Yahoo! Video to safely send, share and/or store files. Yet recently Yahoo! Video announced it was closing, leaving thousands of video sharing users in the lurch. Other cloud services are expected to follow suit. And, now with the Google Gmail glitch, people are asking whether it’s smart to put your complete trust in the cloud.

As 97.3 KIRO-FM host Dave Ross put it, “When I saw this story, it confirmed all my worst fears about this idea of cloud computing — that is, trusting your sacred data to this collective electronic entity somewhere in the ether.”

So what’s the solution? Simply, backup your data that is stored in the cloud. As Google proved, the cloud is not a solid fortress so don’t take any chances. Here are a few ways to backup your Gmail account:

1. You can simply setup Gmail to forward all your emails to another email account, but that’s just distributing the risk and really isn’t a foolproof solution.

2. Gmail Backup is a free Windows-only service designed to backup and restore your Gmail mailbox. After installation, simply type in your credentials and it will download your emails, allowing you to restore them to your account should Gmail encounter another snafu. Files are stored in your local directory.

3. For $20, Gmail Keeper will back up Gmail messages and any other data from your Google Apps as a zip file to a local disk. It supports multiple accounts and even stores labels associated with each message.

There are other solutions, but most involve moving your data from one cloud to another. So distributing the risk is not really solving the problem as you’re still relying on the “collective electronic entity in the ether.” So the most reliable way to backup your Gmail is to your hard drive or and then copy and then save to a DVD or external drive if you want to backup your backup.

If Gmail has another glitch, you’ll be covered—if you’re down the street or halfway around the world. Remember, with HomePipe you can always access your files from anywhere, anytime on any Internet or broadband-connected device. In minutes, you can retrieve your backup files and get back to business.

So to protect your data, start backing up your Gmail and all your other cloud computing and storage accounts to your hard disk or an external drive. Use HomePipe to ensure anytime, anywhere access in case one of your “clouds rain on your parade” and goes down with all your data. HomePipe takes seconds to download and it’s free so why wait? Try HomePipe today.

 

 

HomePipe Selected as Global Top 500 App

From Angry Birds to Zagat, The Sunday Times Top 500 App List recognizes the world’s best mobile apps.

Compiled by experts in the relevant fields and regular Sunday Times app reviewers, the App List covers all the most popular devices including Apple® iPadTM and iPhone®, RIM® BlackBerry®, Google® AndroidTM, Nokia® and Amazon® Kindle®.

We are excited that HomePipe’s industry leading digital content sharing and access service was selected to the Top 500.Whether it’s sharing a photo, document, music or video, reviewers found that HomePipe lets you easily access and share files online from any Internet-connected device with friends, family and colleagues—anywhere, anytime. That’s just what we wanted to hear…well, read.

So, whether you are a techie who is first in line for the latest smartphone, or a newbie still finding your way around that tablet you got for Christmas, check out The Sunday Times App List and check out HomePipe.We have a free version to get you started.

Important Update Regarding HomePipe Services

As you know, the HomePipe service is currently available for free or at a minimal cost depending on your preferences for advertising and mobile device platform. Soon, we will take the next major step in our evolution and introduce two new service levels: HomePipe Limited and HomePipe Premium.

HomePipe Limited – (Still) Free!
Our great free service will continue to be available, but on a monthly limited-use basis of 10 “Uses” per month. We have a generous definition for what we consider to be a “Use” of our service:

  • A “Use” of the HomePipe service is started when a HomePipe user accesses(views/downloads) his or her files. A period of inactivity of two or more hours ends the “Use” of HomePipe. Any future file access counts as the next “Use.”

At the beginning of each month, your HomePipe Limited account will reset to 10 uses for the new month. Once your uses are consumed, you must either purchase the HomePipe Premium service or wait for the next month to reset your usage credit to 10.

HomePipe Premium – $23.99/year!
With a HomePipe Premium account, you will get unlimited use of the HomePipe service and have an ad-free experience on the web interface and all mobile devices.

If you previously purchased a HomePipe Premium mobile application (for iPhone or Android) for the purpose of removing advertising, don’t panic! HomePipe will turn off ads automatically for you, even though you are using it with a HomePipe Free limited-use subscription. However, new HomePipe users will only be able to disable the ads by purchasing the HomePipe Premium service.

Apple® iPad Users
The HomePipe iPad application will continue to be a $7.99 purchase with no advertising, even with a HomePipe Limited account.

Once we make these changes, you will be able to find additional details on the new service levels.

We appreciate all the help and support you have provided HomePipe throughout 2010 and look forward to increasing the value of our service and applications in 2011.

– The HomePipe Team
support@homepipe.net

“Careless Computing” and The Cloud: Richard Stallman Warns Against ChromeOS

Thought provoking article from Richard Stallman that makes you wonder if/how/when will the day come, when we all wake up with all our stuff in the cloud?

http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/14/stallman-cloud-computing-careless-computing/

Announcing the Partner API Program!

Due to Strong Partner Interest and Market Uptake of the HomePipe Service, the Company Announced Availability of the HomePipe API Today, Which Enables Partner Apps and Service Provider Partners to Integrate Easily and Safely With HomePipe.

 

The announcement gives partners the opportunity to seamlessly give their customers the benefits of the HomePipe Access Services directly through their own mobile app, cloud service or Web application. HomePipe allows users to access and share files online  from any computer with whomever they want, from wherever they want. The business potential for partnering companies is large considering the direction of technology is heading toward more and more on demand services.

Read the full Press Release.

 

More information regarding HomePipe API partner programs and how to partner are available through HomePipe’s Web site at http://www.homepipe.net/developer.html .