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Suggestions For Utilizing Facebook To Build Referrals?

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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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Has Anyone Set Up a Server for a Home Office With Four Laptop Users?

By Brigitte Mendoza · Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 · Tagged in Home Business



Has anyone set up a server for a home office with four laptop users? Any suggestions? Or do you use cloud services such as Rack Space or AWS ?

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Brigitte Mendoza from Lone Star Market Research LLC
44 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

I currently subscribe to Carbonite. Is that adequate back up? Yes, we primarily need file sharing and remote access.


Chip Shepard from Shepard Technologies
15 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Friday, June 23, 2017

Carbonate works well for small office backups.

For remote access, you could consider using Dropbox, or OneDrive. How much data will you be sharing and will each employee have different levels of access? Small amounts of data with equal access work well with above mentioned.

Microsoft Sharepoint (online) is an easy to use and setup web interface with file collaboration


Jay Harrill from JH3 Technology Solutions
3 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, June 26, 2017

Yes, using Filemaker does change things. I am not familiar with that service but it does look like they offer a cloud version - http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-cloud/

Also, Carbonite is ok... it just depends on what and how you want to backup your computer. It's better than nothing for sure. I am glad that you are actively backing up as many small business do not or they thing they are but it's not working.


Avi Fleischer from Technical Difficulties
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Unfortunately, Carbonite does not allow you to backup certain file extensions and by default does not select much of your hard drive for backup... they also limit your control over what you can backup. Crashplan does not limit you at all and allows you to backup ANY file you want to. Also, from my experience, Carbonite has more of an impact on system performance than Crashplan. Lastly, Carbonite makes you PAY extra if you want the ability to backup to an external hard drive, whereas Crashplan includes this feature for free as well as many other great... (more)

Bill Hibbard from TorqueNet
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Your opening question about a server did not provide enough detail for a quality answer. However, when you mentioned "Database" in one of the follow-up post you eliminated a couple of suggestions. Dropbox is for "Flat Files" like word .DOC and .PDF. Dropbox would NOT be a solution for sharing a database. Keep in mind Dropbox keeps 30 days of document revision. So Dropbox could be considered a backup.

Carbonite is popular backup application. Good for keeping your data safe but not for sharing it.

You really need to work with a local computer professional who can... (more)

Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
30 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

Carbonite looks pretty good. Does not look like it shares files tho?

Pcloud offers a free 20 gig of space, and it is pretty inexpensive if you need more. (For sharing files)

Joe Varda from Joe's Technology
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Use an NAS drive if you want to keep your data in-house.


Brigitte Mendoza from Lone Star Market Research LLC
44 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 26, 2017

Thank you, Maury Kosh. Your info is very helpful!

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