Not All Data Should Be Stored in the Cloud

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission released a report today titled “Red Cloud Rising: Cloud Computing in China.” This report takes a look at China’s growing support for cloud services and the implications that may lead to for US companies and consumers.

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According to the report, “the Chinese government plans to make more than $1 billion available over the next few years to drive cloud computing development.” Cloud computing companies around the US are exploring the possibility of expanding overseas, but what does that mean for cloud users?

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Laplink Sync Beats Out the Competition

Recent analysis compared Laplink Sync to a variety of competitors. Although Laplink Sync™ was released just one month ago, it has already proven to beat out competitors with superior peer-to-peer connectivity options, more secure synchronization, enhanced features (like easy conflict resolution), and the most comprehensive, free customer support available.

As a peer-to-peer synchronization product, Laplink Sync offers a safer sync process than cloud-only solutions. Where cloud-based options are vulnerable to server availability and forces you to rely on Internet connectivity, Laplink Sync gives you the option to connect their devices directly. This keeps your information more secure and greatly reduces the risk of losing your data.

Laplink has also partnered with Intel to give even more connectivity options to users like you. By integrating with Intel’s Common Connectivity Framework, something no other sync product does, you are able to connect and sync your music, photos, and other files with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.

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Living in a World of Multi-Screeners

You’re probably multi-tasking while you read this blog. Whether you’re reading on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, chances are you’re checking one of your other devices for an email, project update, text, or Facebook notification. The reason for this, according to a study done by Google, is that we’re rapidly becoming a world chock full of multi-screeners.

What exactly is a multi-screener? A multi-screener is someone who owns and is using more than one device at the same time. Do you play games on your tablet while you watch TV? You’re a multi-screener. Do you check your phone for texts while working on a project on your PC? You’re a multi-screener.

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According to the study, 90% of all our media interactions are screen-based. These interactions are divided primarily between four different types of screens: smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop, and TV. While the study shows that each device has its own personal benefit (smartphone for communication, PC or laptop for work, TV and tablet for entertainment), it also shows that 90% of consumers use multiple devices sequentially to accomplish something over time. Maybe you take a cool photo on your smartphone and transfer it over to your tablet for some editing. When you’re done, you transfer it over to your PC to print it off on professional, glossy paper.

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Leave Your Connectivity Worries Behind with Laplink Sync!

In an age when people rely on technology more than ever, everyone has had disaster strike at an inopportune moment.

Connection lost.
Server not found.
We’re experiencing technical difficulties.

Your heart sinks as a connectivity issue affects your social life or even worse, your job.

The cloud leaves your data vulnerable

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Technology is meant to make our lives easier. While cloud computing services are convenient for people on the go, its reliance on internet connectivity leaves users vulnerable. Whether it’s an unexpected natural disaster, a small electrical storm, or a simple server error, the smallest hiccup can leave users unable to access their files.

So, what’s a tech geek to do? You have your smartphone, tablet, PC, and laptop, but how can you sync your files without having to worry about the next big server crash?

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What’s Taking So Long?

Is this you?

You have been an avid PC user for years, but decided it was time to see what all the Mac hype is about. After the purchase you got it all set up, turned it on, and instantly felt lost. You looked at your PC wondering, “How can I ever use my Mac? Everything I need is on my PC…” So you turned the Mac of, and went back to work on your PC.

My guess is that with many PC to Mac “converts” it takes a significant amount of time to make the jump because who has the time to manually transfer all of your data over? And we all know how lame it is when you buy something and it takes a long time before you can really enjoy it.

Well PC to Mac converts, worry no more. We just released Laplink Switch & Sync™ “The Easiest Way to Switch & Sync from PC to Mac!”

With Laplink Switch & Sync, moving from PC to Mac is simple. Just install the software on both machines, connect them, follow the easy-to-use wizard and all of your files, folders, contacts, emails and calendars will be automatically converted and moved from your PC to your Mac. Yes, I said it, even emails, contacts and calendars! Switch & Sync works with Windows Mail, Outlook 200 and later and Outlook Express 6 and later to convert all of your data over to a Mac email platform such as Apple Mail and Entourage. This is a feature you can’t find elsewhere!

I know what you are thinking, “But I still want to keep my PC and use them both.” I am two steps ahead of you. Switch & Sync not only helps you MOVE from PC to Mac, it will also sync the computers together so you can use them in tandem.

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