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  • peterjustinyu 4:04 pm on March 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aggregate, , conference, , dropmymobile, Dropmysite, new orleans, parallels, party, summit   

    Massive Adoption of Cloud Services Is Now (Parallels Summit ’14 New Orleans) 

    Parallels Summit '14 - New Orleans

    It was the first time DropMySite exhibited at the Parallels Summit, which took place in the Crescent City this year.  As the leading enabler of cloud services, you would expect Parallels to be singing the cloud’s praises, but there was something in the air as if the folks at Parallels knew something the rest of us did not.

    Well, that something was when Parallels CMO John Zanni announced that the industry is “at a point in the lifecycle of the cloud where we all know and believe that there is a massive adoption of cloud services.”

    That is certainly music to our ears as a cloud backup company in its third year of operation.

    As usual, keynote speakers at Parallels are comprised of the best minds from the industry.

    This year, Blake Irving, the CEO of Godaddy gave an interesting talk on disruptive technologies and how that has shaped the trends of the past and created a framework for consumers and developers in the coming years. While you can’t replace the atmosphere or the camaraderie of Parallels New Orleans, you can sure get the content of the conference all listed here.

    Dropmybooth

    The three day event hosted over 500 companies from around the world.  During those three days, the Hyatt Regency on Loyola Avenue became a hub for all things hosting and related services, it was a platform for networking, the opportunity to reunite with old friends and a chance to make new ones.

    DMS booth backdrop

    Our key message was to share about the necessity of backing up website, database, email and mobile devices. The benefits of keep cloud data safe is not just for end users but also for corporations. Storing a safe copy of all your data that is readily available on demand saves time, energy, and money.

    Charif El-Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite, sharing the joys of backing up the cloud

    Charif El-Ansari, CEO of Dropmysite, sharing the joys of backing up the cloud

    Our expertise in this field was shared with everyone in earshot and we found many willing to hear more. In the coming weeks, we will share some of our white papers on how the mass adoption of the cloud will necessitate secure and easy backups (Backups as a Value Added Service, Backup as an insurance policy and Email Archiving is a must-have).

    Dropmysite set out to meet potential partners, resellers, hosting companies and anyone who would be keen on backup. There must have been hundreds who came by to hear about the business and products on offer. Besides that, we had other aspects to attract attendees to us: Free Shots

    Forget the mignight oil, here we burn the midnight moonshine

     

    It was probably our fault that many attendees was smiling widely during even the driest presentations. We apologize for injecting some fun into the proceedings. Here are some of the pictures of the conference Hall Crawl.

    Conference – Mardi Gras style

    The sleepless city was up and ready for this annual conference – it was an interesting sight to see traditional businesses move towards to the digital age.

    Past and Future

    Huck and Jim would have been much easier to find if they had a GPS-enabled smartphone

    The organizers of the Summit always know how to throw a good party and this year was no exception.

    No worries found at the House of Blues

    Ra Ra Riot did not disappoint as they headlined the House of Blues with their funky indie rock sound.  However, perhaps the night belonged to another bar and another band.  Roughly six miles away, a local band played at a dive called the Maple Leaf on Oak Street. While their name was unmemorable, their brand of New Orleans Jazz certainly was. More shots of the epic night here that make us feel like we were back in New Orleans again!

    Partner discounts for Parallels attendees

    Partner discounts for Parallels attendees

    For fellow attendees, we are pleased to offer a 50% discount on our products – just quote the code and be on your way to enjoying the cloud safely for you and your customers.

    Our products on offer to help with the secure mass adoption of the cloud

    Our products on offer to help with the secure mass adoption of the cloud

    All in all, it was a great trip for Dropmysite. Some connections made here will eventually lead to partnerships and deals while other will remain a fond memory to recap on at the next conference. Parallels and New Orleans were great and we cannot wait for 2015 in San Antonio!

     
  • uditberlia 1:03 pm on August 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    DME takes a new look with a new email archive product 

    Your favorite email backup / archiving solution Dropmyemail has completely revamped their website http://www.dropmyemail.com in order to consolidate personal and business solutions and include partnership plans.

    Dropmyemail has recently introduced a new archiving product DME Archiver especially designed for small and medium business. The website also highlights the partnership programs through which hosting companies and service providers can easily connect with the dropmyemail team and resell these services packaged in a branded or white labeled solution. This conforms to the company’s plans to have resellers and partners in every country across the globe.

    “With the new Dropmyemail website, we sought to bring all of our award-winning services under one roof, making it easier for users to select the service that fits their needs,” says Charif ElAnsari, CEO of Dropmysite, the company that developed the dropmyemail product. “With the launch of Dropmyemail Archiver, we now have the full range of email backup solutions for our users’ peace of mind and compliance.”

    Email backup service is specifically designed for personal and small business users and they use POP3 / IMAP Protocols to backup emails once a day. The solution works with any mailbox server. Simplicity is achieved using a 2 step sign-up process, which does not require any technical expertise. Advanced features such as attachment managers, download, restore and migrate functions are also available.

    Dropmyemail has also introduced its email archiving service DME Archiver to cater to small and medium businesses with advanced business and compliance requirements. Using this service, SMBs can archive all their company emails and also manage access controls to archived emails across departments.

    With rich features such as advanced search, unlimited storage, admin panel, attachment manager, alert configuration, download, migrate and restore, DME Archiver has successfully captured all requirements of a fully compliant email archiving service which includes legal discovery and investigations, regulatory and compliance and business continuity.

    Resellers and partners are the core of dropmyemail business and with this philosophy in mind, Dropmyemail has launched 3 partnership plans on their reseller’s page on the new website. Using this new page, partners can now easily connect with the dropmyemail team and upsell these services using a branded or a white labeled solution in a revenue share model. 

    Launched in early July 2014, the new website has already received tens of thousands of pageviews with visitors from 118 countries across the globe.

     
  • peterjustinyu 12:14 pm on April 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: amazeballs, april fools, belts, dropmypants, future, futuristic, jokes, pants, technology, wearable   

    Dropmypants – the latest wearable technology for stretchy pants 

    Don’t you just hate it when your pants become too tight after eating a giant meal?

    thanksgivingfeast

     

    Or when you lose a ton of weight and none of your trousers seem to fit?

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    Worry no more, we are about to blow your mind. Introducing the patented and double trademarked, Dropmypants.

    New-2014-Fashion-Men-Low-Drop-Crotch-Pants-Trousers-Casual-Loose-Baggy-Hip-Hop-Harem-Sweatpants

    Using Wifi, Blu-Tooth, Infrared and voice controls – you can now tighten or loosen your pants on demand.

    Gone will be the days of you fumbling with your belt after attacking the all-you-can-eat buffet. Or having to buy belts altogether. This unique experience can be yours for just 3 easy payments of $19.99USD. Fits all sizes so no worries about trying it out before making a purchase.

    Now for a special April’s Fools Day offer, we will even throw in a new app, AnkleHang. This new iOS and Android app will allow the DropMyPants to drop straight to your ankles for instant release. We are certain that this will be great fun for all those order right now to imkidding@dropmypants.com

    pants_around_ankles

     
  • peterjustinyu 4:24 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Email archiving is now compulsory – how are you going to archive? 

    Email is the dominant digital communication method; with over 140 billion emails sent daily. These emails contain vital business data, such as project updates, customer communication, product research and development updates, management directives and much, much more. With the rise of email accounts worldwide, and corporate email accounts growing steadily, capturing and storing that content at the enterprise level is crucial to protect your business.

    Email account growth

    What is Email Archiving and why is it key to your business?

    Archiving is essentially the full history of an email account. It includes all mails sent and received. Archives are often stored on durable, long-lived media optimized for retention, but not necessarily for regular read access or search.

    With the knowledge that email is mission critical, email backup is now a widely accepted business requirement. Email archiving is becoming increasingly recognized as equally important, perhaps even more so.

    PRIMARY PURPOSE
    BACKUP ARCHIVING
    Storage
    Taken on a regular schedule Yes Yes
    Security Yes Yes
    Accessible Yes Yes
    Comply        
    Automatically retain every email and attachment No Yes
    Tamper-proof storage No Yes
    Required in regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, insurance, government No Yes
    Discover
    Valid for electronic discovery No Yes
    Granular legal hold of individual items No Yes
    Rapid, low-cost discovery and retrieval No Yes

    Simply put, backing up is good enough to prevent data loss but archiving does the same and checks legal boxes. In the long-run, archiving will keep your company compliant to government regulations.

     

    Archiving is good for your business

    Help your company get smarter

    Email Archiving helps to trap organizational memory within the company. It enables the new employee to start skimming the old emails for leads missed out. The employees are better prepared when they meet an existing customer.

    Cost Management

    The total cost of email archiving in the cloud is much cheaper than an on-site solution. And more importantly it enables the company to focus and spend its resources on its core capabilities.

    Business continuity

    Due an increasing volume, there are very frequent server crashes and email server downtimes. With an archiving solution, an organization can continue to access its complete message record even when its mail servers or local data systems become unavailable.

    What you really need from an email archiving system

    As with backup, archiving presents multiple challenges for systems administration, such as:

    •            Managing the growth in their media storage costs

    •            Managing customer support costs in backup and restore customer service requests

    •            Optimizing performance of backup media and operations as data volumes grow

    •            Helping the organization to learn from archived data

    What features of an email archiving system help you achieve these goals?

    1. Flexible cloud storage – with email volumes increasing at unpredictable rates, you need storage that can change in size however you need it to, with no committed volumes, pre-purchasing of physical media or advanced notice.

    2. Software compatibility – many organizations have distributed workforces, using multiple devices and methods to access email. Often, different branches and locations use different email services all together. How can any one solution serve all of those email accounts? The answer lies in the approach to the archive access – server-side versus mailbox-side. A mailbox-based solution that integrates using open Internet standards, such as Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) can read, retrieve and store all messages, even those marked for deletion.

    3. Security – Making sure that any email archive has the appropriate access controls and central administration tools is critical. Also, all data must be encrypted in transit and at rest (stored on media).

    4. Unlimited retention – While this may sound daunting, leading email archive solutions provide for compression to transmit and store archives.

    How Dropmyemail can protect your mission critical data

     

    Dropmyemail, is a leader in email backup, focused on backing up Internet content, providing email backup and archival services.

    Dropmyemail provides backups differently from traditional models. Dropmyemail provides backups for the Internet age, directly from the data-access side. The goal is to make it easy to backup critical data repositories.

    Dropmyemail – Archival for the Internet age

    Dropmyemail

    Dropmyemail decided to take a modern approach — combining elastic off-site storage, customer self-service and open standards. Providing this service over the Internet, and wrapping it together into a SaaS offering, archiving becomes a revenue (and profit) center for a hosting provider, and a simple-to-use compliance solution for the enterprise.

    In fact, with Dropmyemail’s architecture (insert architecture diagram here), your email is protected from hacking attacks, disgruntled employees, server crashes and accidental deletions. Those are the most common causes for email loss.

    Dropmyemail can be initiated and managed by a single system administrator for any-size organization. Start archiving today.

    Archiving protects you, your business, and your employees by:

    1.            Retaining knowledge within the organization

    2.            Meeting compliance requirements

    3.            Providing off-site storage as a precautionary measure

    How Dropmyemail are different than traditional backups

    Traditional Backups Dropmyemail Backups
    Cloud storage

    No

    Yes

    No software required

    No

    Yes

    Scalable object storage

    No

    Yes

    Constant data encryption

    No

    Yes

    Backups are a value-added service that customers pay for

    No

    Yes

    Save on support costs where customers self-serve in restoring backups

    No

    Yes

    Revenue share for customers backups

    No

    Yes

    Search across backup data and content

    No

    Yes

    Pay-per-use of other services i.e. software, media, labor, etc.

    No

    Yes

    Dropmysemail provides valuable archival compliance in a few easy steps

    The technology behind Dropmyemail

    Dropmyemail use a blend of open-source and proprietary components to take the heavy lifting of running backups away from our hosting partners. Providers specialize in hosting; Dropmyemail specializes in backups. Here are some key technology differentiators:

    •All services have full APIs around them for account setup, provisioning and management

    •Plugins for the leading control panels are available and provide full, turnkey integration and support. Over 90% of the world’s web content can be accessed using cPanel, Plesk and Parallels APS (Application Packaging Standard) plugins.

    •APIs also include the ability to create, access and manage backups

    •Two partnership models are available: 1) a reseller or affiliate model; and 2) a white-label and co-branding integration model using our APIs and control panel plugins

    • Dropmyemail write to object storage, such as Amazon S3 (default option). Any API-compatible object storage that supports read/write/update functionality can be integrated. So if you have your own storage solution, such as DreamObjects, JungleDisk or OpenStack-based Ceph/Gluster object storage, these can be integrated as the backup storage medium.

    Summary: Archiving is not only a good idea; it’s becoming a simple business requirement

    singapore-email-archive-solutions

    20 years into the Internet age, email is still the communication tool of choice. As email volumes continue to increase, and email becomes a tool of record, capturing the data from email traffic is becoming more and more critical. Preserving this information for search, retrieval and discovery is key in meeting compliance protocols and leveraging data to make your organization smarter.

    The key approach to email archiving is to make the implementation, the storage flexible, while not compromising on security requirements. Dropmyemail, the powerful email backup and archival tool, can help your company meet those needs. Dropmyemail is cloud-based, with elastic storage that can grow to meet any organization’s volume needs. In addition, Dropmyemail uses open Internet standards that can integrate with any email server or solution, providing full encryption during the backup and while stored on disk. 

     
  • peterjustinyu 4:04 pm on February 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Gfail, , , restore e-mail   

    Your email is not secure in the cloud 

    Cloud email can go missing

    Just another example how your cloud email is not safe. In this instance, Gmail made the mistake of allowing emails to be accidentally deleted or reported as spam.

     

    For such a major cloud email provider like Gmail, you would imagine this to be impossible. The only comforting fact is that they came clean on their mistake.

     

    If you are like the many who esteem to maintain a zero inbox, you would usually delete the junk and thrash box on the regular. This means if this “issue” affected you, you may have lost some important mails.

     

    The immediate thought is what if you lost an important work email confirming your product order, or a personal email from a loved one or perhaps a legal reminder of dire consequences. For a service that boasts 350 million users, just one % would mean 3.5 million users was exposed to this error.

     

    The only way to enjoy cloud-based email is to back it up. When you backup your emails in the cloud, it is kept safe from inherent issues from maintenance or ignorance of administrators.

     

    Besides just backing, there are other things you can do like migrating emails to different accounts, restoring your backups and many more features to improve your email experience.

     

    Don’t take your email security for granted, backup today!

     
  • peterjustinyu 5:18 pm on January 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: do not call registry, , , , email chain, email chains, email crash, email failure, productivity, , telemarketing, web server crash, work hours   

    Email will not stay the same, anymore 

    2014-email

    As 2013 fades away, 2014 may be the year where email emerges to be revolutionized. After all the cool technology that has popped up in recent years (i.e. wearable tech, social media, etc), email is an omnipresent technology that hasn’t changed since the days of Hotmail.

    This makes email ripe for change.

    n-MANAGE-INBOX-large570

    Recall, if you will, on your daily email experience. You open your email everywhere – on your desktop, laptop or tablet or mobile phone. You groan at the amount of mail you got since you checked last. Worse, a bunch of those are actually junk and you delete them, yet again. And this is repeated again and again…

     

    How much time do you think you’ve spent in 2013 just scrolling through your inbox ? According to McKinsey Institute, we are spending 13 hours per week or 28% of office hours. Worse of all, 97% of email sent are spam.  There has got to be a better way than wasting precious work/leisure hours like this.

     

    Here are some of the ideas that could evolve to take email away from the 90s:

     

    1. Spam Do-Not-Contact registry

    Telemarketing-do-not-call-list

    As email spam clogs up inboxes and hence taking up productive time away from every individual, national and international work development agencies should set up registries that protect their citizens.

    Email users who do not wish to receive marketing messages via email should be able to register with a Do-Not-Contact registry. Registration should be free and do not expire. Likewise, email marketing organizations must check with the Do-Not-Contact Registry to ensure that their database that they are sending telemarketing messages to, are not listed in the Registry. With this implemented, the amount of spam sent and received will dramatically decrease.

    If this practice is able to save 1 hour a week for every worker in America, that would be 80,000,000 hours added towards business goals. It is definitely a worthwhile investment to get this rolled out.

     

    2. Self-destructible email

    download

    Like Ethan Hunt will hear from a recording, “This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds…”, email should have this function.

    Email is not that fastest form of communication and at times when it is read, it is already outdated. So having a time frame for the email to be read by before it is gone will not only cut away the buildup of emails but also make it more time-relevant. There could be a separate storage folder for these emails to be archived if ever needed to be revised. This could be a brand new email service offered through an app or an industry standard to be added to all emails.

     

    3. Responding email without actually sending an email.

    talking-heads

    Where tons of emails sent are just jokes / quotes / thoughts of the day, you don’t really need to respond with a “Haha!” . Perhaps you are responding that you have seen the mail or worse, checking up on someone if they have seen your previous mail, there is no need to send anything.

    Just like Facebook and Twitter, email should all have quick response buttons, “like”, “favourite”, “received” and others. The sender will get your response in a summary, which also helps in showing his actual messaging reach.

     

    4. Disrupting email chains

    im-trapped-in-the-reply-all-email-chain-from-hell-and-its-all-facebooks-fault

    In corporate realms, in a battle to see who is right or wrong, pencil-pushers and desk jockeys try to one-up each other by CC-ing senior management. Apparently the more VPs and MDs you can add, lends more weight to your argument on whether there should be a themed dress-code on Fridays. In the real world, email chains also arise from scams about winning money if you forward this to X amount of people.

    Some emails are already built with a limit of addresses which can be CC-ed but the problem is that there are sometimes where email chains are necessary (i.e. a company-wide discussion where everyone should be involved).

    Hence, there should be a Reddit like voting option. Recipients can vote ‘No’ to leave the chain permanently and with enough ‘NO’s, the chain can be disbanded.

     

    5. Automatic email backup

    AdvancedEmailBackup

    With sufficient email server crashes and outages in 2013, it is safe to say that 2014 will unlikely be better. In recent memory, top hosting companies like WebGator goes down on New Years Day and  Y! servers start infecting users with malware.  It could a outright hack or innocent mistake that trip the power cord, the true sufferers of this incidents are not Yahoo Mail or Gmail, its the users.

    To fully utilize the cloud and protect one’s emails, the best way forward is to have automatic backups of emails in the cloud. It is a peace of mind that you can have without worrying about anything else. Plus as it is stored in the cloud, nothing that happens in your immediate locale (i.e. spilled coffee, fires, crashed hard drives) will affect your emails.

     

    There may be just some blue sky thinking about the infinite possibilities that could alter the way email is experienced. As email holds some of our most important information and details, it should be treat with less contempt that it currently receives. If some or perhaps all of these can be implemented, maybe by 2015, people will actually be happy when they open their emails.

     
  • peterjustinyu 11:45 am on November 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , organization, ,   

    Value proposition for Dropmyemail to Businesses 

    Dropmyemail is undoubtedly the most comprehensive email backup solution in the cloud. Besides winning awards for its elegance in keeping emails safe and being featured on various mainstream media, its popularity with 700k users (and growing)  is simply down to solving the problems for every mailbox. On top of individual users, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) large MNCs are slowing realizing the benefits of email backup. Hence, we created Dropmyemail Business for the enterprise market. To make sure it is more obvious that Dropmyemail is for everyone, we’ve listed the benefits of our service below:

    1. Unlimited storage for every mailbox

    No longer worry about email storage capacity

    i)      Never having to delete or archive to another location

    ii)     Every day hundreds of emails are exchanged within organizations. (i.e.  Sales, BD teams and marketing personnel). SMEs do not have complex systems to record all the leads and many such leads go unattended. This is specially the case when the key personnel leave the company, taking with them the contacts and all their customer relations. Companies have to spend a lot (time and money) in training the new employees but this is no sufficient. There is no way he/she could know about the kind of communication/relation that existed between the client and the old employees.

    Our solution helps to trap organizational memory within the company. It enables the new employee to start skimming the old emails for leads missed out. The employees don’t stutter when they meet an existing customer and are better (also faster) prepared.

    2. Insights:

    Insights into your emails

     

    Better corporate governance: In classic service environments, clients insist that their emails (which represent their brand) are used for official purpose. Due to large number of emails, the IT team cannot filter out the emails sent to unofficial email ids. Our business intelligence application ‘Insights’ can graphically represent all emails sent the employees. This along with the attachment feature can precisely help a company in better policy adherence.

     3. Input the email address to be backed up and password once   

    Subsequent backup Automatic without manual interventions.

    4. Migrate and Restore for emergencies/new hires

    (i) Migrate: Move selected or all your emails to another email address  with one click – reduces training costs for new employees . Small organizations wanting to get corporate email accounts (i.e. moving from Gmail to yourdomain.com) but unable to push all emails at once to server. Dropmyemail is also great for transferring emails to new hires.

    (ii) Restore: Restore all your folders from a previous backup.

    5. Attachment and File Sharing

    Handle attachments better

    Share your attachments on Social Media networks or via URL link. No longer having to download attachment and then share it. This will bring reduced bandwidth usage in the company.

    6. Cloud technology

    cloud-on-cloud

    Storage in the cloud means – not taking up storage space on the servers. Yet, it is still possible to access the data from any where with any device.

    These are just some highlights of what Dropmyemail and Dropmyemail Business can do. As the company continues to grow – there will be even more features that will be launched to better enhance the email backup process. Here’s to hoping that more enterprises realize the hidden worth of their email communications and start backing it up today.

    Written  by Udit Berliya (Business Development Manager India – Dropmysite) – udit@dropmysite.com

    Edited by Peter Yu (Publicist – Gilcrux Holdings)

     
  • peterjustinyu 1:35 pm on November 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , migrate, organizations, peace of mind, restore, , , selective, ,   

    Dropmyemail new feature: Mass/Selective Migrate and Restore emails with One Click 

    Dropmyemail is proud to announce a new feature to improve the process of email backups for our users:  Mass/Selective Migrate and Restore emails with One Click

     

    Move emails around to different accounts with "Migrate" and never lose anything again with "Restore"

    Move emails around to different accounts with “Migrate” and never lose anything again with “Restore”

    If you or your company is looking for a way to switch email providers and keep your precious emails, our mail migrate feature will do just that.   Migrate and/or Restore however you like it!   After authenticating your new mail server, with a single click, all your emails accounts and their respective emails (inbox, folders and sent items) will be migrated over.

    If any of the users of your company have deleted an email by mistake from their mailbox, our email restore feature will correct it.

    Migrate and/or Restore however you like it!

    Migrate and/or Restore however you like it!

    A single click will restore their entire inbox, folders and sent items.  If your mailbox is limited in space, we also allow you to select specific emails for migration and restore.  Try out Dropmyemail now for FREE for 15 days to ensure your email peace of mind! Check out our other great email backup features.

     

     
  • peterjustinyu 12:00 pm on October 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amazon, Amazon S3, , corporate SME, , dropmyemail privacy, , personal, Privacy Policy, private, , ,   

    Dropmyemail values your privacy 

    In light of recent revelations about NSA’s incessant and indiscriminate screening of everybody’s emails – we at Dropmyemail would like to reassure you of the safety and complete privacy of your emails.

    Dropmyemail Privacy

    We won’t reveal your emails unless you want to

    You can read the fine print here at Dropmyemail Privacy Policy

    We will summarize the details in 3 points:

    1. We follow the best practices and industry standards when it comes to storing your information

    In truth, there is nothing different from what Dropmyemail does and when Amazon stores credit card information along with the CSC. Amazon’s patented one click shopping is the pinnacle of storing personal information and it is what most people in the tech world aspire to achieve – convenience and ease for the consumer.

    In addition, Dropmyemail’s privacy policy is standard like all e-commerce websites that require personal information to complete transactions or services. Do read the excerpt from Zalora:

    13.1 We shall not be liable to you for any breach, hindrance or delay in the performance of a Contract attributable to any cause beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation any natural disaster and unavoidable incident, actions of third parties (including without limitation hackers, suppliers, governments, quasi-governmental, supra-national or local authorities), insurrection, riot, civil commotion, war, hostilities, warlike operations, national emergencies, terrorism, piracy, arrests, restraints or detainments of any competent authority, strikes or combinations or lock-out of workmen, epidemic, fire, explosion, storm, flood, drought, weather conditions, earthquake, natural disaster, accident, mechanical breakdown, third party software, failure or problems with public utility supplies (including electrical, telecoms or Internet failure), shortage of or inability to obtain supplies, materials, equipment or transportation (“Event of Force Majeure”), regardless of whether the circumstances in question could have been foreseen.

    2) Dropmyemail encrypts the passwords used to backup your emails

    Dropmyemail partners with Amazon Web Services to back emails on their servers. Amazon S3 Server Side Encryption employs strong multi-factor encryption. Amazon S3 encrypts each object with a unique key. As an additional Dropmyemail Security safeguard, it encrypts the key itself with a master key that it regularly rotates. Amazon S3 Server Side Encryption uses one of the strongest block ciphers available, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256), to encrypt all data.

    When given the opportunity to not store email passwords, we take full advantage of it like in the case of Gmail which we use the OAuth authorization process (no password stored). However this is not always the case and at times when we have to store the password, we store it securely and in a proprietary manner.

    3) Dropmyemail provides a better solution than just auto-forwarding your emails

    The main purpose of Dropmyemail’s email backup service is not just keeping a copy somewhere else in the cloud.

    First, autoforwarding emails to another email provider does not prevent hacking (According to CommTouch’s State of Hacked Accounts, 1 in 5 emails and 540 million accounts yearly are hacked while 62% of those are unaware).

    Second, autoforwarding emails also do not prevent email outages where many email inboxes were not only unavailable, some were even emptied (In April ’12, an estimated 33.2 million Gmail users suffered email outage).

    Third, Dropmyemail even protects emails from accidental deletes and backsups the drafts/sent folders as well.

    Fourth, If our users suffer any setback to their emails, with one click we can restore their email inboxes.

    Fifth, Dropmyemail also allows users to migrate their emails between their accounts with one click.

    These are just basic functions (besides our File & Attachment manager/Automated Virus Scan) that we provide that greatly improve users’ email experience than autoforwarding emails. Dropmyemail may be a startup, just like all those working hard in BLK71, but we maintain ethical practices no different from the big companies.

    Just because startups are smaller companies, does not mean we do not strive towards and succeed in keeping our users’ personal information safe.

    In extreme situations, even trustworthy and established multi-national corporations like Microsoft/Google are susceptible to mistakes. Some times major leaks in confidential information are due to their own fault/s and other times they fall prey to malicious attacks. The usual remedy after their faux pas is often an apology and a renewed promise to do better but there is no fool-proof way to keep all information safe, all the time. Here are high profile examples of these companies losing personal information:

    Microsoft store hacked in India
    Yahoo! hacked, 450,000 passwords posted online
    Over 100,000 Gmail accounts also exposed in Yahoo hack

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    Everything we store, its held under lockdown.

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  • peterjustinyu 3:33 pm on August 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: advertisement, audio visual production, branding, design, filming, motion graphics, photography, pictures   

    Visual production house dedicated to promoting startups 

    Startups often shy away from making professional promotional videos due to the high cost, slow delivery and poor quality; PLUCK Studio is launched to address this need.

    First impressions matter and the best way to do so in the shortest amount of time is through a short and engaging video. For a typical 30-second video, the average video producer can charge between $3,000 SGD to $20,000 SGD and the production takes one month to deliver. PLUCK aims to deliver high quality advertisements as quickly as one week at only $1,500.

    Here is one example:

    Pinch for Dropmysite

    “In the digital era, connectivity has increased but at the cost of losing the human touch,” says Jack Beyleveld, co-founder of PLUCK. “A well-worked video is the engagement point between art and business. Why should a small firm miss out on it just because of budget?”

    PLUCK is a visual production house based in Singapore and servicing South East Asia. The focus is to produce dynamic and engaging visual content for entrepreneurs / SMEs first and MNCs second.

    Pluck’s express offering is aptly named “Pinch”, which consists of conceptualizing and producing a striking motion graphic video at a fraction of the market rate. Being low-cost, PLUCK expects a high volume of demand for this service, having already done work for startups like Dropmysite, HelpLearnAsia and EatAds.

    Pluck will offer “Pinch” to the growing startup and SME market. Singapore saw 56,778 new business start-ups in 2012, according to the Singapore Department of Statistics – and the number’s been growing every year.

    Many, if not most, of these companies can’t do a show reel as traditional film studios charge an arm and a leg. When pressed for a marginal discount, the output tends to be slipshod and severely delayed.

    PLUCK team

    Besides just a price difference, Pluck guarantees quality work. Run by Jack Beyleveld, video producer from South Africa, and Nikolas Ardeley, a Graphic Designer from France – the duo has over a decade of combined experience in audiovisual production all over the world.

     

    Beyond the simple motion graphics, Pluck is a full service and one stop solution for all things audiovisual like feature film, photo shoot, branding design and much more. Pluck ensures this essential process of connecting with the audience will be inexpensive, efficient and rewarding.

    “There is great joy in helping startups get on their feet especially when their ideals may one day change the world. If they really have a problem with paying, we can always take equity!” jokes Beyleveld.

     

     

    About PLUCK Studio

Established in 2013, PLUCK Studio was co-founded by two visual media producers of vastly different backgrounds but one common goal. To produce high quality content for our clients and raise the bar on current content standards. Specializing in video production, graphic design and motion graphics, our broad skill set can cater to every visual media need.

    Co-founders

    Jack is a video producer from Pretoria, South Africa. Certified with a National Diploma in film and television production and a Degree in digital film. He began his career at an early age as a fine artist before moving into photography and eventually film production.

    Cutting his teeth in the music video industry in South Africa with renowned companies like Mozi Films and Blixem Productions he later worked on the feature film Karate Kallie before moving into the corporate production world.

    Having worked with major South African companies like Glam Slam, Standard Bank and Superior Choices he then set his eyes on Singapore.

    Nikolas is a Graphic Designer from Paris, France. Certified with Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication as a Graphic Designer, he began his career at an early age as a street artist in France before moving into the design world.

    Having worked in the design industry in Singapore with young companies like Nectar 9 and Ugly Duckling, he later worked with Titans Design. He also worked with various local and international companies in freelance like Numerical Technologies, Janus Education and Wine & Dine Experience.

     

    Headquarters

    71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #01-12

    Singapore 139951

     

    PLUCK’s portfolio is available at its website:

    http://www.pluckstudio.tv

    For more information, please contact

    Jack Beyleveld

    jack@pluckstudio.tv

    (+65) 9190 7108

     
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