Stories by Rich Ericson

Dropbox offers easy file synchronisation and sharing

Are you looking to share files online, back up your own data or transfer files between Windows, Mac and Linux systems? Take a look at Dropbox (, a terrific online service that just came out of beta mode which combines file and folder mirroring/synchronisation with an easy-to-use online interface that's efficient and well-designed. You can set up the service on any of your systems.

DataSentinel - a backup service with issues

To be truly effective, a backup application must let you easily choose what you back up, simplify recovery and not slow down your work. So I was looking forward to evaluating DataSentinel, a combination of hardware, software and storage service.