Showing posts with label online storage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label online storage. Show all posts

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friendly Reminder: Back-up Your Files

Earlier today I saw a look of panic and horror on the face of one of my colleagues when he realized that he couldn't find his 8gb flash drive anywhere. Months ago he went through the same feelings before eventually finding the flash drive in the woodpile at his house. At that time I gave him another flash drive and told him to make copies of his files, he didn't. Nor did he move them to an online storage service like Drop Box. I hope he finds that flash drive soon because in his words, "losing all of those files could be career ending."

If you haven't backed-up your most important files in a while, do yourself a favor this weekend and take some time to do it. Even if you have files saved in the cloud (Google Docs, Zoho, Drop Box) it's still a good idea to have an offline copy you can access. And if you're a blogger, take a few minutes to create an offline file of your blog entries.

Want to learn more about Drop Box? Watch the video below for an introduction.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Uploading It - Online File Storage and Organization

Ever since shut down last December, I've been using Drop Box for online storage of files that aren't in one of my Google Docs accounts. Recently I came across another nice service for online storage and organization of my files. Uploading It offers four plans for online storage of your files, the free plan offer 10GB of storage. You can upload multiple files at once to your Uploading It account. Files in your Uploading It account can be quickly sorted using a drag and drop interface. The video below provides a nice overview of all of Uploading It's features.

Applications for Education
If you work in a school in which students have to go to a lab to use a computer, services like Uploading It and Drop Box are great services to get students in the habit of using. By using one of these services students can access their files from any computer that they use.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Need Storage? Get a Google Docs Account

Google has just announced a huge addition to Google Docs, more free storage for all of your files. Google Docs now allows you to upload almost all file types including video, images, and document to your account. Each file can be up to 250 MB and your total amount of free storage is 1 GB. If you need more space you can buy it for $o.25 per GB per year. Compared to buying even the cheapest 1 GB flash drives, $0.25/GB is very very cheap and comes with the added bonus of not worrying about losing the storage device.

All of the folder and file sharing capabilities that you've come to love about Google Docs will apply to the files you upload and host on Google Docs. So if I upload a PDF or a Word file to my Google Docs account, I will be able to share those files with anyone else that has a Google Docs account.

Applications for Education
If you've been wondering why you should have a Google Docs account, now at it's most basic it provides a large supply of free and cheap storage space for backing up your files. If you're a technology integrator that has struggled to get people to try Google Docs, this might be your "foot in the door" to show them some of the other features of Google Docs.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Google Docs Adds Academic Features
Word Counter - Identify Frequently Used Words