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What happened to desktop applications?

In my previous post I defined web applications (web apps) in terms of desktop applications, saying "Web apps are programs that aim to provide the same rich functionality as traditional desktop applications, through a web browser." Thus begging the questions, what are desktop applications and why do we need web ap... More

Website or web application?

Most people are familiar with the idea of a website. A website is where an organisation, business or individual establishes a presence on the Internet. This blog article is on a website! Websites at their most basic are built in HTML - a type of code (technically, a 'markup') which tells the web browser such as G... More

Make your webpages shareable

We all know that search engine optimisation (SEO) is critical to getting our services found online. What I find discussed far less is how to make your website shareable. Making your webpages shareable is all about getting your work noticed by people.  SEO is about getting it noticed by robots. What's the d... More

When is cloud backup not cloud backup?

There is no universally recognised definition of what constitutes "cloud backup", and the term appears to be used interchangeably and synonymously with "remote backup" or "online backup". Generally, the concept is one whereby a service or application generates and stores backups of data over the internet into a data c... More

A silver lining: Built-in Microsoft 365 protections

Other built-in Office 365 protections In discussing Microsoft 365 cloud backup it would be remiss not to mention some of the other mechanisms that Microsoft have implemented to protect your data.  This is not necessarily to divert from the need for backup, but it does help to gain a fuller picture of additional measur... More

Cloud cuckoo land: Microsoft 365 backup myth three

Who doesn't like to recycle? I use the Recycle Bin!   Like Microsoft's own backup system, this one is also partly true - only just. Like the familiar Recycle Bin on Windows, Office 365 maintains a Recycle Bin in the cloud as well.  When we refer to the Recycle Bin in this article, we’re referring to the O... More

Partly cloudy: Microsoft 365 backup myth two

Microsoft backs up everything, so I don't have to! This one is actually partly true. Microsoft backs up your Office 365 data every 12 hours with a 14 day retention.  So in theory, if you lost a file today, you could potentially recover it up to 2 weeks from now.  There’s a problem though - and it's a huge... More