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Mona, Camden

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Our computer repairs Chief Mobile Geek is a big fan of cloud storage. For those who don’t know what cloud storage is, you can think of it as virtual storage space, where multiple servers are used to store data and these servers are generally hosted by third parties.

As with anything in life, there are pros and cons for cloud storage. Here, we’ll base these pros and cons on cloud storage for business. Lets start with the disadvantages.

  • The process of backing up can be slower than other methods such as disk and tape
  • Technical issues – even though you can access data anytime from anywhere, service providers will run into technical issues at some point
  • Security – you may not be comfortable knowing that your secure data will be surrendered to a third party service provider. This is where it is important to do your research to ensure that you choose a reliable provider. Also keep in mind, on the same topic of security, your company could be prone to attack because as we all know, the Internet is not 100% secure.

Now for some advantages:

  • Cloud storage is cost efficient! Since you are essentially renting space on a server, you do not have to pay for the hardware used to store it. Plus, many of these companies are just starting out and offer great sales. The lowest priced cloud storage gets even cheaper with flexible payment options - such as pay as you go and upfront payment.
  • You don’t need to worry about running out of storage space – you’ll have access to almost unlimited storage space.
  • It is simple to back up and recover data. At you’ll find articles that cover some useful apps/resources to help recover deleted files from android and iOS devices.
  • You can access data anytime from anywhere

If you’re looking for a cloud storage provider, here are a few with good reviews:

  • iCloud - mainly used for backing up iPhones and iPads
  • Dropbox - really simple to use and one of the most versatile ones around
  • Google Drive - competitively priced and it’s Google – what more do we need to say!

Mobile Geeks suggest that you use another form of backup with cloud storage as you can never be too safe.

Computer Repairs Blog: Cloud Storage - dropbox


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Computer repairs geeks are facing another Monday. And although it is gloomy and threatening of really bad weather, there is no reason why it cannot be a fantastic Monday. And all those Monday haters among you will just have to cope with my Pollyanna attitude today.

Geeks have been installing countless cloud computing systems as of late. Everyone, it seem, is seeing the benefits of cloud. Rather than installing costly software on your computer it is now the preferred option for may to just run applications in the cloud. Continue reading “Computer repairs blog update Cloud computing” »

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In past versions of Windows the backup utilities have not been too spectacular which has lead to a market in third party applications. Today, in our computer repairs blog we will look  at what might be their best backup tool yet – the Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Continue reading “How To Backup and Restore in Windows 7” »

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Secure Backup

November 5th, 2011

It is amazing to note the mistakes that even professionals commit, especially when it comes to safeguarding their data properly. Most of them do not perform simple back-up tasks and blame the system when it fails. This technical article will help you to gain insight on how to carry out a professional computer service task like backing up your data. This article assumes that you do not have loads of audio and video on your hard drive that calls for special backup routines. Continue reading “Secure Backup” »

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October 18th, 2011

The other day, I was going through Google’s Top Business Searches of 2010 in looking for some juicy info about Mobile Geeks’ favourite clients – small business owners. And I must say, it is amazing how revealing your search topics are and what a great insight they provide into what you people are up to. It is encouraging that there is a very healthy appetite among small business owners for making money and creating better businesses – the search keywords for that are on top of the list. It is however very alarming that something like protecting your business data and backup does to make the list at all. Continue reading “Backup” »

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Yesterday, Mobile Geeks got a call from a legal firm, the Office manager said the Partner’s computer crashed and the Partner was about to do the same from stress. We dispatched a Geek there immediately (lucky that we actually had one just finishing a job in the neighbourhood when the call was received). After checking the machine out, the Geek established that, sure enough, the hard drive was fried. Of course, the call did not come in until almost closing time and this Partner needed data off the drive the next morning for his court appearance.

After a few hours of geeky working magic on that hard drive, it became obvious that this was not going to be easy and that the lab would stay open through the night.  A certain special program was launched to sift through the hard drive, work through the dead sectors and try and piece the data together the best it could. The boss called the Partner to break the news. He said that it was highly likely that the data was not retrievable and that the best bet we had was going to take hours if not days to come up with a result. The boss also faxed a letter stating what the problem was and advising of the technical difficulties in retrieving data. The Partner later ended up producing this letter in court to verify genuine data loss . Needless to say, the Partner was not happy.

Before the boss broke the bad news, he asked the Partner if by chance he had a backup of the files … the answer was “no”…

And the moral of the story is BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP

Over and out

Mobile Geekette

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Please do not feed our geeks

March 10th, 2011

Dear clients and future clients 

We love to serve you! We love racing across town to fix your computers and repair your hard drives! We adore spending hours hunting for the priceless photographs of your children (that you failed to backup ) on your fried beyond repair computer systems. We would gladly do that 24/7 if you only gave us a chance. At Mobile Geeks , we LOVE to PLEASE you! However…. Continue reading “Please do not feed our geeks” »

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Google has lost my email account and it is blaming a storage software update for the problem. I am being promised by Google rep that the email functionality will be restored shortly…however, what do I do in the mean time?!  Continue reading “Google has lost my email account” »

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Some small business owners are not as well informed as they really should be about business computer backup strategies. Small business owners should be aware that this is not an activity that is set aside for large companies alone and that smart backup can save you and your business dollars and hours in computer repairs time.   Continue reading “Backup or why tomorrow may be too late” »

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