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What an Online Concierge Is and Why You Need One

So, you have heard about the technology of an online concierge assistant, but you aren’t really sure what that technology is and how it may benefit you. First off, you need to understand what a concierge is before you can understand the technology. Read on to learn more about a concierge as well as the technology associated with this type of product.

Concierge Service

The profession of concierge dates back hundreds of years to medieval times. The scope of industries where the services of a concierge are used includes everything from hospitals to hotels and everything in between. The duties of a live concierge include being your contact person for any accommodations, reservations, or recommendations you require. Your concierge is basically your personal assistant, your butler, and knowledge source all rolled into one.

Technology

So, now that you know what a concierge is, you need to understand how technology has grown and developed overall, and then finally you will learn how these two realms of the world come together perfectly. With the technology available today, a computer is in every smart phone out there. These cell phones use software to determine location, collect data for a personalized experience, and so much more. It is, overall, a very personalized experience.

Combination

Once you combine the services of a concierge with the technology available, you get an online concierge assistant. It is like combining the sweet, tart taste of lemons with the berry-bursting taste of raspberries to get fabulously delicious raspberry lemonade. You can download an app which will give you everything you need from directions to the lemonade stand, to help booking a plane ticket, or step-by-step directions on how to register for your advanced learning classes. Because of the progressive technology used for these assistants, the more you use the services the more ‘smart’ and personalized the technology becomes. Your privacy and personal information are of paramount concern to your online concierge provider, so you don’t have to worry about a breach of confidentiality as you use these services. With this budding technology, you will have the best of a personal assistant while using technology.

 

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Protect Your Newest Mobile Device with a Cell Phone Case

Your phone is no longer just a heavy paperweight that you use to talk to people. It is now your everything. It is a watch, several stores, and it is the entire Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book Encyclopedia and more. It is your address book, your phone book, and your own personal information desk. You want to protect your phone with some sort of case. You can even use your phone to get a cellphonecases.com Samsung Galaxy S3 cover case from that website or from a similar website.

Not-So-Olden Days

There was a time when people remembered every important number because they had to dial by hand. You would see them trying to recall a number by punching imaginary buttons in the air as they pictured the house phone keypad. Now you can dial by voice or with the push of a couple of buttons. However, this is not helping you to remember what the numbers are. If you lose power to your phone or have to use someone else’s phone, you may not be able to reach anyone over the airwaves.

Modern Culture

Of course, you may be able to use someone else’s phone to send an email or a Facebook message to the person that you need to contact. The phone now provides several ways to contact people rather than just having to talk to someone. Talking is so 1995. People do not have to entertain each other anymore with pleasant conversation. They can play Candy Crush, Bejeweled, or any number of other games on the phone. If games are not your thing, you can surf the net, watch YouTube videos, or enjoy music from any number of online services.

You may not even remember what life was like when the cell phone was a big brick or when it didn’t exist, but if you keep a log of your daily usage, you will find that it is more part of your life than most family members and pets. That means that you should protect your phone by getting something like a cellphonecases.com Samsung Galaxy S3 cover case.

 

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Six Facts about Data Backups and Storage

There is nothing like the sick feeling that occurs when you go to work, boot your computer, and get the blue screen of death. If you have been regularly backing up your data using a physical method or small business cloud storage, it won’t be as difficult to fix.If you haven’t, it could cost you a lot of money in downtime and lost data.

Following is information about data backup that every small business owner should know and implement:

· Complete, whole-system backups

· Incremental backups

· Automated backups

· Continuous backups

· Physical backups

· Data backups in the cloud

Complete Whole-System Backups

The first backup you will do is a complete whole-system backup. This backup makes a copy of everything you have stored on your computer system. It will take the longest amount of time.

Incremental Backups

After you have the entire system backed up, you don’t need to do it every time you make a backup. Incremental backups are designed to make a backup of only the data and files and that have changed since the last backup took place.

Automated backups

An automated backup is a program that will automatically complete your backups for you. You do not need to start or monitor them. Your main task is to schedule how often the backups will run. There are software programs you can download if you are using physical backups. If you are storing your data in the cloud, the company you use should have a program of automated backups.

Continuous Backups

Continuous backups are designed to backup any file that you change as soon as you save the file. This ensures that you have the most recent version of anything you have worked one.

Physical Storage

One method you can use to store backed-up data is through a physical medium such as an external hard drive, recordable discs, or a flash drive. Once the data is stored on a physical medium, it should be taken to an off-site location. This will help ensure that you will have your data in the event that your office or computers are destroyed for any reason.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage refers to backing up and saving your data on the Internet. When you contract with a company that offers small business cloud storage, they will store your data on their hardware. They will also offer services such as automated backups and continuous backups.

 

*This is a guest post provided to LIFE AS A WAHM for its readers.

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