Applications and technology of the month

by | Feb 1, 2011 | jahlberg

DropBox (www.dropbox.com/) – This is an excellent multi-platform system for sharing files amongst multiple machines or people. Install the client on your Windows machine and Android phone and just drag a file in to the dropbox and it will be replicated and synced on your computer, phone, and the cloud. Want to share the file or folder with someone, just right click over it and choose share. Works great and very easy to use.

Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva) – We have all deleted a file and then wanted to get it back. Recuva is a great tool for quickly scanning your entire hard drive or better yet, just a specific folder to find deleted files. This tool can really come in handy if you chose No when closing a Word doc when you meant to say yes. Luckily Office saves temp files for documents which sometimes can be undeleted.

Microsoft Terminal Server Gateway – Get secure remote desktop access without a VPN connection. Nearly all of our clients have users that need to work from home not to mention needing to work from outside the office if there is ever a DR event. The less steps and systems to configure the better for users. Most people just need email access and remote server access so by using the TS Gateway, you can eliminate the need for a VPN setup completely.This a free service that can be activated with Windows 2008 Server and pretty straightforward to install and setup. A good document for setting this up can be found here – http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Configuring-Windows-Server-2008-Terminal-Services-Gateway-Part2.html Oh and if you have a Mac, you will need a remote desktop client that works with the TS Gateway so check here – http://appshopper.com/business/itap-rdp-client

Cloudwards (https://www.cloudwards.net/dropbox-competitors/) – Here is a comprehensive piece about Dropbox and three major competitors for secure Cloud Storage.There is a ton of information out there; our guide was designed to cut through the noise a bit. You can see the Good and Bad about Dropbox.

John Ahlberg, CEO, Waident Technology Solutions

John Ahlberg
CEO, Waident

CIO in the corporate world and now for Waident clients. John injects order and technology into business process to keep employees productive, enterprises running, and data safe.

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