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Not sure where to put this one. Computer geeks please.
Looking to store all of my data off the premises and work on the data on line exclusively.
At the moment, we have several backups of our data on different media. I understand that there are data hosts out there somewhere which provide secure sites for users to log in and do their "thing" so to speak.
We would want to be able to access this site from any computer at any location.
Do those who use this service have any recommendations?
I know Brent Ingram - Omninet but haven't used his services he seems reliable and knowledgeable and covers more than the BOP - might be a place to start he will give you advice if nothing else. http://www.omninet.co.nz/cloud-services
lease a cloud server
rackspace or webdrive are probably the most popular. no idea who represents the best value though - never used them myself.
MS Office 365 is available as a service in the 'cloud'. What software/services did you want?
I've got around 20 gig of data which I back up regularly. Looking to be able to work on the data from any computer in any location and off site storage has been suggested to me to be a good option.
Keys yeah this is a very common request.
As you say it allows you to access your data anywhere in the world, with a browser. So you can be in the South of France enjoying some wine, and look up something should you need to.
So there's lots of solutions provided. MegaUpload was one of these in fact, heaps of people used it for proper business purposes.
Basically there are lots of companies offering cloud based storage. Cloud meaning it's just up there somewhere, you don't know the physical location. These companies have heaps of computers and gazillions of hard drives in buildings somewhere and they have regular backup procedures etc.
Google 'cloud based storage'. Google themselves offer it, so does Microsoft, Apple and a ton of smaller independent companies.
GoogleDrive or Dropbox. I use Drive, works fine.
Can I edit these documents as if I were on my fat client? Or would I need to download it, edit it and upload it?
Have a look at skydrive, ist a microsoft service, has three plans : 20gb for $13 a year, 50gb for $33 and 100gb for $66. It has built in Excel, Word and Powerpoint. And no you dont have to download, edit and upload. You can have a free account with 7gb, so just go sign up and try it.
Drive you don't need to download, though you can.
Originally Posted by Keys
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