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Managing Shared Tasks and To-Do Lists

 

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Storing Data in the Cloud - Part III - Data Ownership and Summary

Continuing from Part I about performance and bandwidth in the cloud and Part II about data protection, resiliency and location, this post discusses data ownership and summarizes my approach to choosing a cloud service.
 
Data Ownership

Storing Data in the Cloud - Part I - Performance and Bandwidth

In my last post I wrote about the security concerns when putting your data into the cloud.  In this post I am going to expand on that and get into some of the other aspects of cloud data that you need to think about. This will by no means be an exhaustive list but it should give you a few ideas.
 

What to Consider When Moving to the Cloud

 

Whether we like it or not, nearly every online service we consume uses or is moving to “The Cloud”.  This is particularly true of mobile devices.  This can be quite convenient and you might not be aware that you are even using it.  But for businesses and people who are concerned about their data it can be difficult to sort the hype from the reality for these cloud services.  Read more »

How to Protect Your DropBox Data

As has been mentioned here before,  DropBox and services like it have a lot of interesting  uses. The problem though is that for the security conscious these uses are limited and to the security unconscious they are downright dangerous. This isn't specific to DropBox, however. If, like me, you are deep deep down the rabbit hole with Google services then you have the same issue there as well. Read more »

What and Where to Recycle in the Lower Mainland

There's a lot more recycling going on these days, and it's difficult to know who takes what.  Check out the list below and be amazed by what you can recycle!

Computer Hardware/Peripherals Recycling
Once you've had your fill of the blue screen of death or your machine spontaneously rebooting and have explored all the avenues of updating/repairing, there are a lot of local alternatives to trashing your hardware. Read more »

Dropboxing My Way Through Computer Backup

A couple of weeks ago I set up a new computer for our client.  We don't really do this much lately, so had to think about exactly what we'd need to do in order to move all of the data over quickly and efficiently.  I burned a backup disc and also dumped all of the files into the client's Dropbox folder, which we had set up previously with this backup of files in mind.  This client had mostly documents, so it was not a huge amount of data to move over. Read more »

Is Technology Leaving You Behind?

I ask myself this question every day - is technology leaving me behind?  When Intellect Solutions started off as a partnership back in the 90s, the focus was on selling computers.  We kept a few of those invoices to look back on, because it's phenomenal how much more the parts cost back then.  Today you can get a computer with decent speed for a few hundred bucks or a new 22"+ monitor for under three hundred dollars. Read more »

Greening Your Home Office

As you may have gathered from my various posts about recycling, at ISI we feel it's our responsibility to do what we can to decrease our environmental impact.  For our home office, this includes the following items which fit quite naturally in with our personal lives:

a) composting
b) recycling
c) reducing energy consumption
d) decreasing paper consumption
e) planting a tree Read more »

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