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Why Data Backup is Important for Business

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In this age of digital technology, your business is left behind without data backup. This is necessary to preserve important files including documents, contacts, emails, and other company files.

Although innovative options to save data are offered now, traditional methods are still available. These include computer hard drives, file storage disks, NAS or SAN, and other related storage solutions products. Utilizing these types of data backup solutions can be administered within the company’s budget and organization.

Online and offline data backup

Aside from data backup internally accomplished within the company’s bounds, your company may also take advantage of external services offering data backup solutions. These services offer online and offline data backup options. The former refers to web based data storage while the latter refers to file saving through a physical remote location.

Online data backup is often associated with cloud storage. This service enables subscribers not only data backup but also file access remotely. Any device with Internet connection can access the company’s files from any location and even while on the go. Offline or sometimes referred to as off site data backup on the other hand, still utilizes the Internet to automatically store specified files onto the receiving remote network location.

Traditional versus modern data backup

Between traditional and modern methods of data backup, the most obvious difference is the presence or absence of a physical storage. Traditional options are often accompanied by physical file backup solutions while more modern options are often without actual devices except for offline data backup.

The issue of cost will be dependent on certain factors. Although the old way appears to be less costly, the price of innovative solutions can be justified. There is also a note on convenience. The traditional ways require manual intervention in order to save files. New methods on the other hand are often on auto pilot. The data capacity is also often limited for the traditional while more files can be saved using modern ways. As for safety and security, newer data backup options are more reliable. The tendency of lost files due to natural disasters and even theft can even be avoided through these.

The importance of data backup for business

In relation to the possibility of losing files, businesses are taking advantage of either online or offline data backup in order to protect the company. Important business data when not backed up can impair the company’s operations in case data is lost and cannot be recovered.

The notion that brand new computers are sufficient to store files is wrong. Even new work computers can potentially be harmed by viruses, spyware, and other malware over the web. Thus, sales input, employee or customer data, and other company information must be backed up.

In connection to impaired operations, a company’s overall productivity for employees is also affected due to lost, corrupted, or missing files. Without a feasible data backup plan, businesses will suffer from lesser number of processed orders or transactions from customers and fewer tasks accomplished from employees.

Lesser orders or closed deals of course, convert to a smaller percentage of sales conversion. In other words, the company’s profits are lost due to the lack of data backup solutions.

Data backup solutions are necessary for any company to thrive in this modern world of technology. Data backup saves a business from potentially losing important data, losing work efficiency as well as productivity, losing money for expensive and sometimes ineffective data recovery, and losing sales or profits too.

Candy Crash Cheats

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Everyone’s going loco over Candy Crash, a phenomenal game app as popular as the likes of Plants and Zombies, Angry Birds, and Temple Run. Although it appears to be a simple pairing game where you just mix and match the same candy variety to earn points and accomplish goals, the game actually becomes more challenging as you progress towards each level. You’re lives are also limited that once all of it are used up, you will have to wait for 24 hours before you can play again.

What a bummer, most especially if you are glued at one level and needs to continue playing to move on towards the next and you can’t wait for an entire day just to play again. So what do you do? How far can you go for another try? Will you resort to utilizing Candy Crash cheats? I know I did. 😉

Types of Cheats

The most common cheat is advancing the time at the device used (phone or tablet) to make it look like it’s been 24 hours past since you’ve lost. There are also more complicated cheats which include downloadable software (often applicable only for computers) that can alter the game’s features. You can multiply the number of attempts allowed for a single game to increase your chances of accomplishing the goal. This will also automatically boost your overall score since you have more moves than usual.

Such cheats make me sometimes think that players with abnormally high scores and have passed seemingly impossible level tasks are cheating. But I know I did use such software at some point when playing the game through Facebook. 😉

Game Guides

Maybe not everyone with outstanding scores and uber high levels have cheated. Maybe they have read game guides such as this – Candy Crush Levels Help Guide.

Purchase Lives or Upgrades

If you’re not a fan of applying tricks like the above, you can always buy lives or purchase upgrades. You will need a credit card for this purpose though. And although I admittedly said that I’ve cheated on several occasions, I did make purchases a couple of times. I’ve also availed of several special offers such as inexpensive Facebook credits.

But not all are willing to shell out money (in USD at that) for a game. Others may not have a credit card to use (although a debit card also serves the purpose). Hence, cheats are a Candy Crush gamer’s friend.

So how about you, will you go as far as using Candy Crush cheats to play?

Temple Run Games to Play

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If you’re a fan of the 2011 running app game Temple Run, you’ve probably reached several benchmarks prior to quitting the supposedly endless game. You may have reached millions in terms of points or similarly millions in distance run. If the original Temple Run game had been all too familiar for you already, don’t worry as there are several Temple Run games to play alternately so you can switch from one environment to another.

Overview

The premise of the game is simple but for those who are just new in the app gaming world, it starts with a character that fled with a temple idol and chased by the idol’s followers. You’d be running amidst countless obstacles while fleeing.

To increase your points, make sure to accomplish goals for each level. To extend the distance reached for every run, just be attentive and alert. The controls are very simple so you’d soon be able to multitask watching over challenges while maneuvering your character’s movements at the same time. It’s just left, right, jump, and slide. You also need to tilt from side to side to pick up coins. The coins as well as gems increase your overall score and offer bonuses as well as power ups.

Benefits

All Temple Run games help players learn multitasking as mentioned earlier. The game also enhances concentration, teaches innovation when you strategize and devise techniques, and develops camaraderie or close ties when you play with other players.

Most games are designed for entertainment though and are most beneficial as a past time. Many will argue that it’s counterproductive but due to the benefits listed above, it’s still better than not doing anything at all.

Temple Run

Nothing beats the original Temple Run game despite spin offs and a newer version. Although the graphics are simple and the game itself is simplicity exemplified with all the seemingly unending running going on, it’s the same ease which makes it very popular even though it had been about 2 years since its release (August 2011 for iOS and March 2012 for Android).

Temple Run Brave

Temple Run Brave was released June 2012 in partnership with Disney to promote the animated movie Brave. Naturally, the game’s design is based on the film. This one is more visually and graphically enticing to play than the original game.

Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2 was made available only this year (January 2013). The game offers more challenges including zip lines, mines, sharp turns, fire jets, and waterfalls with new power ups as well. The location is also different and appears to be in Eastern temples. The player is running faster too and is fleeing from only a single monkey this time.

Temple Run Oz

Temple Run Oz is based from the Disney movie Oz the Great and Powerful and was released on February 2013. It offers an aesthetic environment that’s very pleasing to the eyes and, hence, very enticing to play as well. It’s probably the most astounding in terms of graphics and visuals among all Temple Run games.

You can also run from one colorful environment to another so you won’t get stuck in a single area as if running around in circles, passing through the same place over and over again. Environments are either downloadable for free or paid and can also be unlocked by a specific achievement. I personally love the hot air balloon ride cruising amongst the clouds.

Temple Run Oz is my favorite among all Temple Run games. How about you?