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Some Backup Options for Data Storage

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Computer novices, or those who are challenged, need not feel intimidated with data backup software and applications. It’s important that you keep your computer data protect. There is a backup application that can protect your date whether your computer is a Mac or PC.

Even if you just get something on the lower end, it’s still better than having no protection. Check out the following 3 backup solutions that are available.


If you are looking for a backup solution that is very modern and unique, NTI Backup Now might be right for you.

A fantastic backup tool, NTI Corporation really went out of their way to create something unique. It works very simply, allowing you to choose whatever files you need to protect, and then set up a schedule for saving this information in a specific location. The user interface is almost drop-dead simple to use and almost any person can get through it. Most people will choose the automatic backup system, but you can also manually do this as well. People that like to use remote desktop connections will be disappointed since this cannot be done. One of the peculiar negatives about NTI Backup Now is it won’t work with the remote desktop in use.

The Cloud could of course change all this, but there’s some real challenges and decisions regarding location of the backup servers.  If privacy is an issue. it’s an important factor with many countries have very little legislation to protect you – normally the European countries are safest and of course the USA, you can use a site like this – to make that connection if there are restrictions on location.

A simple and straightforward software is PowerBackup which could be great for less experienced users. The entire backup process is done in three steps, and at the end you get a summary record outlining what you’ve just performed. One shortcoming of PowerBackup is its inability to create backups and save on removable storage media. Moreover, PowerBackup lacks the ability to perform complete hard drive backups.

Also, you can backup your data online using any one of the many online backup services out there. A popular service is AVG LiveKive and the service costs $79 for an annual subscription. The service offers up to 500GB of data storage per user. But be careful because this is like cell phone minutes, and they will bill you for anything over 500 gigs of use. AVG LiveKive is friendly and supports both Macs and PC computers. They do offer smaller packages if 500 GB is way more than you need. The 25BG and 50GB services plans costs around $50 annually. There are many online backup services today so it’s a good idea to comparison shop to find the best deal for you.

You’ll need to decide if you want a backup solution that you install on your computer or that lets you create backups online. Each of them has advantages so you’ll need to weigh them against each other. You may think that you’ll save a lot of money by going with a low cost online backup service but you’ll need to figure in your long-term costs; those small monthly fees will add up to a lot after a year or a couple of years.

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USA PCB Sales on the Rise Again

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Manufacturers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) have has another good year in 2012.  Numerous reports have suggested substantial growth for most PCB producers such as Plexus Corp and TTM Technologies who are two of the most prominent listed on  the US NASDAQ.  This situation is in stark contrast to the period of 2010-2011 where sales plummeted in a direct link to the global recession.
It is interesting to examine this particular fall, as normally the PCB market doesn’t conform to global economic conditions quite as strictly as this case.  But in 2010 the global market too a severe nosedive simply because of the huge fall in demand of related technical products.  These included all sorts of electronic consumer devices and some telecommunication products.  There were some positive news in that period, especially the growth in the market for PCB driven smart cards, but overall the outlook was bleak.


A couple of years on and that has changed substantially, despite no huge increase in the global economic situation.  New markets are expanding and the PCB market has gained from the huge demand surge for smartphones and tablets.  We’re not out of the woods yet but the recession is beginning to look like it does have and end.  In the US there are still major challenges but some positive economic data is being released.  In Europe nothing much has improved but perhaps a slight trickle of consumer confidence is beginning to return.

The real reason is of course the incredible surge in demand for mobile devices like phones and tablets.  The functionality has been increasing rapidy meaning consumers are keen to buy and upgrade these devices as soon as possible.  Consumers are using these devices more and more and they are rapidly becoming an important part of their lives.  People are running their lives on their smartphones and the entertainment options are increasing too.  Only the other day I saw  young businessman organising his day’s itinerary on his smartphone whilst he streamed the BBC onto his tablet.  I did discover how he did this as I thought you couldn’t watch the BBC in America.  I believe he used a technique like this – to watch Iplayer USA, although I’m not completely sure.

There is no doubt that the outlook for PCB manufacturers looks very promising.  The fast pace of innovation and technical advancements are fueling demand for products with circuit boards.  This report was compiiled by John Greenhoff, blogger, video producer – and technology reporter: more info.