Lenovo and EMC Offer Deals for the Stupid

September 4, 2008

ITworld’s story EMC, “Lenovo Offers Unlimited SMB Backup Service” sounds like a great deal for Lenovo laptop buyers until you get out a calculator. Turns out the deal will cost Lenovo users an extra $24.30 per year. Don’t you feel Lenovo’s and EMC’s love for you? Or is that for your money?

Buy a Lenovo SL laptop, be a small business, and you get this special “deal.” Read the rest of this entry »

More Free Software, So Backup

April 25, 2008

To give equal time to PC Magazine after running PC World’s free software article, let me point now to The Best Free Software on PC World. Many entries are the same, but there are enough differences to make your perusal worthwhile.

One area computer users always underestimate is backup. Read the rest of this entry »

Laptop Safety Seminar Coming to Indy

February 13, 2008

My partner Kim Brand just signed the contract for our Laptop Safety Seminar in Indianapolis on April 11th. We’re doing this as part of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce series of presentations for their members and others in the community.

We’re working with Cap5 in Houston to present a seminar there, and may do it the first week of April. When we nail down those details I’ll let you know right here and on the Laptop Safety Seminar site.

If you want a Laptop Safety Seminar in your area, let us know. If you’re a dealer like Cap5 and want to partner with us to reach out to a new universe of prospects, we are ready to help.

Steve Fairbanks on BackupExec System Recovery

November 4, 2007

Symantec product manager Steve Fairbanks discusses improvements in their BackupExec System Restore product during the Altiris ManageFusion user conference.

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New Backup Article

July 24, 2007

I have a new article running on Electronic House called Online Backup Services: What You Need to Know. For laptop users and home businesses, online backup services offer great value. So great, in fact, you may be able to backup free depending on your storage volume.

PodTech:FileEngine 101

July 3, 2007

Kim Brand, CEO and founder of FileEngine, explains how this “tweener” file server and backup appliance handles the file needs for small companies and non-profit groups. FileEngine provides hardware, software, and support for less per month than the support costs alone on a Windows file server. Complete file safety for eight dollars per day.

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PodTech:Unitrends D2D

May 23, 2007

The Unitrends Disk to Disk backup product family is explained by Phil McKenzie, rep for Unitrends. After Phil, Jennifer Wright of Wright Business Technologies details why her company resells Unitrends based on their own search for a reliable backup solution. Interviewed during the ITEC Houston 2007 conference.

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Great Backup Warning

May 2, 2007

I don’t think I love this story just because I’m working on the How To Manual “Data Safety Using the Pirate Backup System (ARR)” but it comes at a great time. It seems the New York Times discovered the magazine Business 2.0 doesn’t follow their own advice about backup and lost their June 2007 entire issue. Stories, art, everything. Read the story here at least as long as the NY Times leaves it accessible without a password.

When the Times rolls it off into paid archives, I’ll find another posting to link. Maybe I can quote this article in sales material for my Pirate Backup System (ARR).

PodTech:Iomega 150d Video Review

April 24, 2007

A video review of the Iomega 150d, a new Network Attached Storage appliance from Iomega. The focus here is on the hardware details, and how RAID-1 and RAID-5 work and don’t work.

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