Ben Taylor

ABOUT

Ben was a geek long before "geek chic," learning the ropes on BBC Micros, before moving on to Atari STs and IBM compatibles. He was "online" using a 1200bps modem before the Internet was even a thing. Now, after two decades in the industry, he writes about technology for various publications, operates a few websites of his own, and runs a bespoke IT consultancy based in London.
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iDrive One Giveaway: Win your own personal cloud!
iDrive One Giveaway: Win your own personal cloud!
We are pleased to announce an exclusive promotion on the all-new iDrive One personal cloud device. Alongside the opportunity to…
The Amazing Backblaze Reseller Plan (and Special Deal)
The Amazing Backblaze Reseller Plan (and Special Deal)
If you provide IT support, becoming a Backblaze reseller is a great way to establish a solid stream of extra…
Your First Online Backup: Getting Prepared
Your First Online Backup: Getting Prepared
So you've decided to use an online backup service to protect your valuable data? It's a good decision, and one…
Local Backups: How to Protect Your Data
Local Backups: How to Protect Your Data
Our main "raison d'etre" here at BestBackups is to review online backup services, however, I'm strongly of the belief that local…
Backup Encryption: Everything you Need to Know
Backup Encryption: Everything you Need to Know
When you choose an online backup service, it makes sense to consider how your provider deals with backup encryption. This…
Small Business Backup: 5 Essential Steps to Protect Data
Small Business Backup: 5 Essential Steps to Protect Data
Small business backup is one of those things that can become very complicated, very quickly. Thankfully, it doesn't have to…
Online Backup for Music: Is it Legal?
Online Backup for Music: Is it Legal?
Discussing whether or not is is legal to use online backup for music opens a huge can of worms. It's…
Zero Knowledge Backups – What ARE they?
Zero Knowledge Backups – What ARE they?
"Zero knowledge backups" sounds like an awfully techie term, but it's actually quite simple, as I'm going to explain to…
Backup Costs: Are Online Backups Worth It?
Backup Costs: Are Online Backups Worth It?
Are online backups worth it? My simple answer would be "definitely!" Having worked in IT for many years, I've always…
Backup Plan: Five Ways to Get it Right
Backup Plan: Five Ways to Get it Right
Everyone who's serious about not losing valuable data needs a backup plan. This article is here to help you design…
How to Backup Outlook: Essential Steps You May Not Know
How to Backup Outlook: Essential Steps You May Not Know
Do you know how to backup Outlook? If you use Microsoft Outlook for your email, or for its calendar and…
Computer Backups: Some Scary Statistics!
Computer Backups: Some Scary Statistics!
Let's face it - computer backups are not particularly exciting. Everyone knows deep down that they're important - after all,…
Wuala Follows Cyphertite and Announces Closure
Wuala Follows Cyphertite and Announces Closure
Today is a sad day for the online backup industry. Cyphertite, a cloud backup provider with an emphasis on "zero…