Posts Tagged ‘desktop software’

5 ways that cloud storage can benefit your business

Cloud storage is a powerful business tool when used correctly. This post looks at five ways that cloud storage can benefit your business – making you more productive and more secure.

1. Simple, secure backups
Cloud storage services make secure backups very simple – with BackupBob’s unlimited storage space and Desktop Sync Software, you can simply right click on any folder on a PC or server and select “Add to BackupBob”. The folder is then monitored constantly and any new documents or changed documents are backed up off-site on BackupBob’s secure servers. It’s a completely effortless process – no need to rely on staff to regularly rotate backup tapes or take them home.

If you need to restore a file later for any reason, you can just log into BackupBob’s web portal, find the file and click on download – there’s no need to battle through backup tapes to find the correct file in an incremental sequence.

2. Infinite archiving of data
Businesses can collect massive amounts of data – much of it remains unused and ends up being deleted. However every business has situations where this old data suddenly becomes essential, long after it has been removed. With cloud storage you can now keep your archived data for as long as you want – whether its log files, RAW multimedia or analytics and reporting data, just uploading it to your BackupBob unlimited storage space lets you keep it and forget it until you really need it.

BackupBob’s Desktop Sync software makes it very easy to get this archive data online without taking up any hard drive space, but BackupBob even has unlimited FTP access which lets you upload your files from any server anywhere.

3. Easy access collaboration on the move
Shared network drives and VPN connections are great for a mobile workforce up to an extent, but they’re far from perfect. They’re highly technical to set up and configure, they often rely on a network connection to work correctly, and they require local storage infrastructure to keep them going. BackupBob makes this process really easy – one single BackupBob Pro account can be shared across unlimited PCs, and the files you put on your BackupBob are synchronised between every computer. As well as being stored online, all of the files are cached locally on every PC too, so your team can view and edit the documents even when they’re not online. The files are then updated as soon as connectivity is restored.

Even more importantly, documents can be accessed from literally anywhere. BackupBob provides a web portal so mobile workers can log in using a web browser even if they don’t have BackupBob installed. The documents can be downloaded from the web portal, or even viewed and edited directly from the browser using BackupBob’s built in web applications. BackupBob has a dedicated web portal for mobile devices too, letting you access all of your files on your phone.

4. Version history
Have you ever changed a file and then realised that you want to go back to the previous version? With BackupBob you can. BackupBob keeps every version of each document that you work on, so that if you ever want to revert to a historical copy (or even just review an old version) you can with one click.

5. Simple sharing with third parties
If you work with large files you’ll know that sharing those files with clients, suppliers or partners can be very tricky. BackupBob makes this process so easy – any file or folder on your online storage space can be shared with one click. You can share the file publically so that anyone in the world can access it, or you can share privately by providing the e-mail address of the person you want to share with. That person is set up with their own completely free BackupBob account that they can use to securely access the files you’ve shared with them. No more do you have to worry about manually uploading your documents to your own FTP space, or posting CDs, DVDs and memory sticks to clients.

Backup your NAS device or network storage with BackupBob

If you’re a BobDrive or BobDrive Pro customer then you’ll know how easy BackupBob makes it to backup your computers safely online – so that your files are protected whatever happens. But if you don’t store your files on your computer, and instead keep them on a network storage device or NAS, then we’re excited to announce that with the latest version of the BackupBob Desktop Software for Windows, now you can!

The latest version of the BackupBob Desktop Software for Windows was released recently. If you’re a BobDrive or BobDrive Pro user then you’ll need to add the NAS device to your account before you can add it through the software. Simply login to your web portal and go to Account Settings. From this screen you can add NAS devices to your account – and after that you can add your devices through Manage Backups.

Finally, if you’re a Mac user then you can’t backup NAS devices quite yet! But don’t worry – a Mac update will resolve this very soon!

New version of the BackupBob desktop software for Mac

We are pleased to announce a new version of our Mac desktop software. This is the software that runs on your Mac, backs up your files, and powers your BobDrive Sync drive.

The new version (v1.2.09) introduces a whole host of improvements, including:

  • Even less impact on your Mac. The new version is even lighter, more efficient and faster than it was before, so you won’t even notice that it’s running.
  • Improved look and feel. The latest software incorporates the newest BackupBob branding and has a number of improvements to user experience.
  • Lion support. BackupBob now supports Mac OS X Lion – the groundbreaking new operating system that Apple is rolling out in August.
  • 64-bit support. We now support 64-bit Macs too, so you can take full advantage of that extra 32-bits of goodness.
  • Bug fixes. This release fixes a number of small bugs and issues that customers have reported with the previous release – including an issue which was causing BackupBob to use too much memory on some Macs.

BackupBob will be rolling out the update to all of our customers. If you have the Mac software installed then you will be automatically prompted to upgrade when the new version is available – just follow the on-screen instructions to install it. It’s a very simple process and will only take a few minutes.

If you haven’t yet tried the Mac software – or if you just can’t wait to get your hands on the new version – then you can download it from your BackupBob web portal. Just log in to your BackupBob account and click on the Software Download links. Simply unzip the installer and run it to install the Mac client on a new Mac, or to upgrade an existing installation.

If you have any questions about the latest Mac software or any other part of the BackupBob service then please get in touch! Our support team will be delighted to help and will get back to you in 24 hours – just email