File & Folder SYNC – Backup – Replicate

Lets face it more and more people are being given Notebooks at their place of work.  You want to have access to files at the office and away.  You may not have internet access and your VPN performance might not be what you would like.

You can certainly use Cloud based solutions and sync to the cloud – but security might be an issue with work related documents.  Company policy might be to save all files on the network so they are backed up and keep nothing on your local drive on your notebook.

There are several different solutions you might want to look at when your trying to follow policy as well as being as productive as possible.   You can use Microsoft Live Mesh to sync your network files or folders with your local drive on your notebook.  Alternatively I saw a small application reviewed today called FOLDER Replica (Win2000 / XP / Vista / Win7).  Take a look for yourself – read the review it might be handy to have.

Folder replica is a folder synchronization program that is designed to make your life easier in daily file manipulation routines. Advancement in HDD drive technology has made hard drives a cheap, fast and accessible backup option. The flexibility to copy and change data on to your backup device has brought new problems of how to avoid unnecessary data transfer every time you want to make a fresh copy of your data.

Full Review @ addictivetips


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Cloud Storage – 7G – Backup files & Folders to the Cloud

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Cloud Storage – FREE – Another Service 10G FREE

We are all storage hungry – if your like me you use several cloud storage services. You always have to think about security and what your sharing with the Cloud, but if your smart it can be used as a great backup of non-sensitive information. Some are easier than others and some you might trust more than another.

I currently use Live Mesh and Skydrive from Microsoft as well as Dropbox. Live Mesh is a great product if you have multiple computers and you want to sync up your folders or specific files from one to the other with the option of having it in the cloud as well. Skydrive is a manually process but with 25G and it being used for Microsoft cloud apps – it’s a must. Dropbox is a single folder you can save information to and have it sync with the cloud and other computers. It’s fast and works really well with plug-ins for smartphones.

There are others I have mentioned in the past listed on a folder on my main page of the blog.

A new player has entered the game – CLOUD EXPERIENCE – Beta – from fist looks it seems to have most of the features of Dropbox.  Sync from multiple devices – share your files with others and access the service from anywhere.

A full length review was published on AddictiveTips today – take a read!

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Super Wi-Fi – Really! – Long way off still!

Well since the FCC approved the standard back in September of last year we have not heard much about this.  Well I think we are still a long way away from seeing this in the main stream.  It is going to be very expensive, there might be a few verticals that will be the first to start using.

Most companies and organization have or are upgrading to N Access Points today, I don’t see them doing it again so soon.

This new wireless networking standard promises speeds up to 22Mbps to devices as far as 100-kilometers (roughly 62-miles) away from the nearest transmitter. This new band of Wi-Fi on steroids comes through the patch of “white space” frequencies that were previously used to analog television broadcasts.

FULL – Article from CIO

Super Wi-Fi has 100km Range, is Coming to Save the Day




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Wireless Access Point & Cloud Management in the NEWS

Yesterday was a great day for Amer and PowerCloud Systems.

A press release sent,  plus an Article written about our Access Points & Cloud Management and details of the solution provided for a School District in Alabama.   One of our first install of 100 access points is up and running and has gone very well – the customer is extremely happy with how easy the install went and the performance of the access points.

Wayne Caudle, Boaz City School District IT director: “We prepare students for success in the 21st century and that requires a digital-classroom environment with great Wi-Fi connectivity as its foundation. Our high school students bring laptops to class and many use smartphones and even tablets on campus. Robust connectivity is a must-have, and Amer Network delivers a Wi-Fi solution that can manage this increasing demand.” “Amer’s cloud-based solution exceeded our operational requirements from Day One. Students and staff effortlessly connected across campuses and between buildings. Teachers can immediately start expanding their lesson plans to make technology a more integral part to their classroom instruction. Features such as enhanced security and network monitoring enable us to provide an online environment that is safe, controlled and powerful.”

Amer Networks Installs Cloud-Managed WiFi for Alabama Schools – Article – MSPmentor

PRNewswire – United Business Media



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Cloud Management for N – Access Points – How many do you have – How do you manage!

Want something with performance, something that is EASY to Manage!  You can read on for more details and/or review the video.

Wireless Access points – Today with WiFi everything – everyone is getting into the game and offering these services for their customers.  Just think – McDonald’s new modelled restaurants will all have Wireless access for their customers.

Does your doctor’s office or local restaurant have wi-fi yet – any place where you need to wait are potential customers looking at internet access for their patrons.   Today EDUCATION is no different – if they don’t already offer limited access they are growing that access to allow more and more students – visitors and faculty access for not only the school owned resources, but also the individuals hardware.

You have several options when looking at adding WiFi….

1) A consumer type product with limited management and function

2) Premier product that requires a management appliance to control and manage each of the access points

3) Cloud based solutions to manage and control access

AMER has a great offering in the Enterprise class Wireless N Access point with Cloud Management.  Being a new player entry into the Cloud Management arena – we have priced both our Hardware and management products very aggressively.

How would you like to configure all your access points from your desk, send them out to your schools and have them plugged into the network  – a few minutes later your wireless access points are up and running.  Need a guest Network, want to charge using the Hotspot feature and have everything including the credit card application ready to go!  AMER & CloudCommand are the products you want.

Need better security then a simple password that has to be changed as people leave or it gets to people who shouldn’t have it.  Want to know where and who is on your network at any time,  controlling the products that have access.   You give a student permission to use your network with your hardware, but you don’t want them to be able to use their iPhone as well.  Need to limit the time or bandwidth of access, want to give your users the ability to move around from building to building without losing connection.   Need to offer guest services – let your reception give them permission and be able track and limit both by time and capacity.   Want to know the bandwidth usage by person, by device and by Access point.

This is just a small portion of the features you receive when looking at Amer and Cloud Command.

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iste – 2011 Conference – you coming!

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It’s been too long!

I have been away from Blogging for too long – lots of change since the end of February.  For those that have kept the LINK active  – thank you!

You will start seeing new posts starting with this one,  information based on technology that education might find interesting.

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WAIT – WAIT – Where did my DISK SPACE GO! Windows SP1 Available

Most people get the notice about updates on their systems and say OK and don’t think about it again.  They most likely wont notice the missing 500MB of storage that’s gone.  For many power users this is no big problem, but for those people who have Notebooks with smaller drives this could make a difference.

But WAIT – you don’t want to delete these files for a few weeks of use to make sure you don’t have issue with the update.  Once you feel that you have used your system without any issue, then you might want to take a look at the following article from HOW-to Geek to remove and restore that storage.  At the same time you can remove some other stuff as well!

After you install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that we mentioned yesterday, you might be wondering how to reclaim some of the lost drive space—which we’ll show you how today—but should you actually do it?

Note: If you haven’t installed the new SP1 release yet, be sure to read our post explaining what it entails before you do. Spoiler: it’s mostly bug fixes.

Should You Delete Windows 7 Service Pack Backup Files to Save Space?

Wait, What Now?

It’s simple: installing the service pack will take up a bunch of extra space, because Windows is going to create a ton of backups of the pre-service pack files in case you want to roll everything back and uninstall the service pack. This could be anywhere from a few hundred MBs all the way up to a GB or so.

You can easily clean out these backups with Disk Cleanup (see more below), but don’t rush to do that. Keep reading.

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