Do you know what the mysterious ‘cloud’ is when people refer to cloud computing? Are you worried about having all, or some, of your data up in the ‘cloud’?
Techlines is a great web series produced by Lifehacker (a Babeltech Blog favorite) and ZDNet, two high profile sources of technology news in Australia. In their latest series, chaired by The New Inventors host James O’Loghlin, with the help of a high profile panel of experts, Techlines tries to explain what the cloud is, who it’s for, why it might help you and how it can save you money. Read the rest of this entry »
I often get asked how I handle my inbox, and keep on top of emails. It’s not an easy task for anybody, but instead of declaring email bankruptcy, why don’t you follow some tips.
- Divide your inbox time between two tasks – sorting email and replying to email. Sorting email should NEVER include replying to email. So – what do I mean by sorting email:
- If you receive a massive amount of email each day, chances are you can divide it into several catagories – junk/spam, not important conversations between family/friends/colleagues that doesn’t warrant a reply, conversations between people that does warrant a reply, emails directed at you personally that needs attention within x number of days, and emails that are directed at you personally that need attention immediately. Read the rest of this entry »
External hard drives do not consititute backups. They are purely an additional storage medium for your overflowing photo collection or media. A backup is only truly a backup when it is a copy of existing files for the protection of those files against data loss – how many of you image the full contents of your computer nightly onto an external device, which is then removed from the premesis in case of fire and swapped for another one the next day. Or do you backup your files nightly to a tape drive and have a weekly rotation going? Read the rest of this entry »
We here at Babeltech are seeing more and more nasty rogue security software infections these days, so we thought we’d blog a little about how to prevent these infections from occuring, and how to get rid of them if they do occur.
A rogue security program is made to look legit…. Read the rest of this entry »
Babeltech is proud to announce its involvement with the i ski for tommy. foundation. i ski for tommy is a movement started in honour of a friend of Babeltech, Tommy Lewis-Mathias. Tommy died of malignant melanoma in early 2009, and is much missed. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you want access to the same files on your iphone that you have on you laptop or desktop. Even better, what about accessing PDF, word files, excel files, images and everything in between from all three! Well, Dropbox can help, and it’s free! Read the rest of this entry »
Cloud computing is a term you have no doubt heard of. It’s getting thrown around a fair bit these days. Today, Babeltech wants to take you through what exactly cloud computing is and how it can help you run your technology more efficiently, more reliably, and generally making your life easier. Read the rest of this entry »
Since the advent of Windows XP in 2001, there has been little change in the world of Microsoft operating systems. However, in the intervening years, Apple OS X has taken the lead in the “ease of use” stakes for operating systems. Windows Vista was Microsoft’s challenge to that. It failed, as it was not widely accepted, and was generally criticised by the IT community at large.
Microsoft saw that criticism, and tried to do better with their next version of windows: Windows 7. They succeeded. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of you will have no doubt heard now about the move by Google to pull out of China. I thought I’d explain a little further about the reasoning behind that.
The Chinese government has always controlled and limited access to controversial and ‘illegal’ content, whether it be through the media or through publication in general. Since the advent of the internet, the world access to content that would often be deemed as controversial or illegal has been opened and freed completely. The internet has truly provided a ‘information revolution’. China utilizes very strict filtering techniques to control that content, as does North Korea. Read the rest of this entry »
Babeltech has always been a proponent of utilising modern internet technologies to best serve each customer. It is how the internet develops day to day that makes it such an amazing thing.
Several years ago now, Google provided an enterprise model for their Gmail system, allowing business users and other owners of domain names (such as babeltech.com.au) to basically host their email through the gmail systems.
So far, over 2 million businesses (including babeltech and a lot of our clients) now use google apps as their day to day email solution. The reliability and scalability it provides far surpasses anything on offer from hosting companies or ISPs in current markets. Read the rest of this entry »
Developing a business is always a tricky process. Some find it near impossibly daunting, others find it exciting and educational. I’d like to think that Babeltech is following the latter phrase.
As such, some of you will shortly be receiving an email from our marketing babeltech – Michael – to ask you 10 short questions about what you think of us, and what you’d like to see us do for you in the future.
If you don’t get this email, and would still like to give us some feedback, please feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply use the contact us tab on our homepage.
I’ll be blogging more often from now on. Feel free to comment, suggest, chastize, object, participate, inspire or deny anything we do here. That’s what we’re all about!
Google recently experienced, along with other major online email providers, a massive breach of security. What occured was a widespread and multiformat social engineering attack, whereby people were asked questions by a malicious source, with the intent to compromise their security.
The result was a list of 100,000 usernames and passwords being published online. Read the rest of this entry »