If you find it a challenge to decide on an online backup services provider for your business requirements, you are not alone. Many businesses are pretty much in the same situation with so many offsite backup vendors who offer such a service.What I will share with you is a two-stage methodology to make things easier for you.In Stage 1, we will be compiling a short list of services providers that can provide the minimum standard of service in the short and long term.In Stage 2, we will assess these short-listed vendors against a final set of criteria to determine your provider of choice.Today, we will focus on Stage 1 of this methodology. The short list should only consist of those who can meet the minimum criteria as explained below.1. EstablishedMany vendors have come and gone. On this basis, I would recommend considering vendors with a track record of at least 5 years. This will ensure you have an established vendor to support your business needs in the long term.2. Large business customer baseA large customer base by itself is further proof of the provider sustaining in the long term. Businesses by nature have more stringent requirements than say home / end users. So, having many business customers (with testimonials) usually mean that the "offsite backup" vendor has consistently provided the minimum satisfactory service standard at the very least.3. Secured PremiseWhile impressed with what the "online backup" services provider can offer, do remember to check out the service provider's premise before subscribing to their service. There should be physical security mechanism to allow only authorised people to have access to the service provider's premise. Also, this premise should have protective measures against earthquake, fire and other natural disasters.Established services providers often use world class data centres for their premises.4. ScalableAs your business grows, your data storage needs will also increase. Do consider those vendors who have data plans that can cater for your present requirements and can be expanded in future when required.5. Affordable plansWhen it comes to pricing, there are some who offer "too good to be true" free storage for life. Well, all I can say is if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. And I don't think you will want to rely on one that provides poor service or one that may not be there when you desperately need to recover your business data!It's far more important that you that you get the best service as long as the prices are affordable. The way to go about this is to determine the backup plan that meets your present requirements and from there set a budgeted price range.Once you have gone through the five criteria above, you will have a short list of offsite backup vendors for you to carry out Stage 2 of the methodology and determine the online backup services provider of choice.
Miami is currently one of the richest real estate area in the United States. Buying a property there will allow you live near the most famous beaches in the world, and in the same time you will be enjoying the urban comforts that a city can offer you.The Miami Real Estate recently received a boost from the constructions made by some of the most notable real estate investors, like Donald Trump plus many others. If you are looking to take luxury living to the next level you should definitely buy Miami Beach Condos.Just imagine the benefits that you will get by living in such a Miami Beach Condo. You will have the opportunity to spend your time on world's most famous beaches, do shopping, and join high quality restaurants just by walking a short distance from your condo. Another great thing is the view that your new condo is going to give you. The city has changed a lot in the last 10 years, thanks to the premium real estate investment made there, right now the city is full of life. Its population has grown significantly during the last years. Be happy, enjoy life, your first step to happiness could be buying a Miami Beach Condo.Miami is famous for the beaches, the nightlife, the history, the style, and can be a perfect destination for anyone. You will have the opportunity to purchase some modest condos or ultra luxury condos. No matter what you are after, living there it's going to make your life a dream. Just imagine the glamorous life style that this city is going to offer you. This is the reason why many Hollywood celebrities love Miami.
You are likely to see advertisements for medical coding done on the web. Many claim that you can make a lot of money from home doing medical coding. All you need to do is purchase the medical coding software, information, or training and you will be well on your way. This is not a good opportunity to take in many cases. There are several things to look out for when it comes to medical coding.The important thing to realize is that there are many opportunities out there in medical coding. Whether or not you can do them from home is another story. If you are like many, you can provide your services from home, but before you head off to purchase things to do this, read the things we have listed below: Does the company provide you with information that will tell you how to get into medical coding or does the company offer you a job? Many will simply sell you information about how to get into the field, not actual information that you can use to benefit yourself. You are likely to be able to find the real information on the web for free anyway. What in the world are you paying for? You need to know what it is that they want you to pay for. You should never have to pay for a job. You shouldn't pay for information to get a job either. If you are paying for the training that you need, that is a different story. Find the facts here before you get taken. Why not just get the training that you need from an online school for medical training? You can get accredited classes done online from home and be certified and ready to work.Lastly, make sure that if you plan to get the training for medical coding that you can find a job to take to do it.
By Conrad BaileyFor quite some time now White Papers have been sort of the in-thing in the world of industrial and technical marketing - and for good reason. Thousands of businesses use them around the world to educate their customers and prospects about their products. Which is why businesses in just about every industry can get great results with a properly written white paper. Think about it. What other promotional item or marketing tool cost so little? For just pennies each, you can produce simple documents right from your computer - instantly. Documents that can increase your sales and revenues in a matter of days. That's the power of a white paper.Client-Centered White PapersGenerally speaking, white papers are suppose to be technical documents, at least originally. But today, smart marketers utilize them as an effective 'medium' to promote their products by integrating the 'technical' aspect of what they're selling with a client-centered approach. The key of writing an effective white paper is focusing on how the content benefits your customer. In other words, it must provide information your customer or prospect can actually put to use, preferably right away. For example:Technical information the prospect can put into action and benefit from; Information that makes the prospect understand the value of your products and reliability of your company; Information that gets the prospect to pick up the phone and call to request a quote - or at least to learn more about the advantages of doing business with you. Writing Effective White PapersAnybody that is skilled in a certain industry can write a white paper. Sure, you can hire someone to write the white paper for you. But in most cases, you are much better off writing the it yourself. That's because you probably know more about the benefits and features of your products than most people. So obviously you can provide much more valuable information.If you're not much of the writing type, you can always hire a copywriter or editor to go over your drafted work. What's most important is providing him or her with the information that you know would benefit potential buyers of your products. Your existing customers can also be an excellent source to gather a lot of information that you can use in your white paper. Ask them what they liked most about your products? What improvements would they like to see, if any? How do they compare your products to similar goods in your industry? Answers to questions like these will provide you with some valuable information for your white paper.What Does A White Paper Look Like? A white paper does not have to be colorful and fancy. It can be a simple, black-and-white, single page document that's printed right from your laser printer. That way you can make instant changes as needed. There is no need to produce white papers in multiple colors or high gloss paper. Remember, the key is the information your white paper delivers because it does nothing for you to have an expensive looking white paper if it doesn't generate business. I'm not suggesting your white paper should be cheap looking. By all means, you want it to be produced on nice white paper, typeset correctly and printed with laser sharpness. A good example would be a government or legal letter. Ever noticed how such documents are always in the standard black on white design, free of graphics, and has that traditional look of coming from a typewriter. Lawyers and officials want their documents to show the importance of the content, not its design, so they always use the standard format to ensure the reader takes notice right away. The same approach works very well with white papers.You can also Google or Yahoo the term 'White Papers' to find all kinds of samples. Or better yet, why not look for white papers your competitors are using. With a little searching you'll find a number of white papers you can use as examples to design your own template. But again, make sure to keep it simple, you'll be glad you did when you want to edit the paper's content.Distributing Your White PaperGetting your White Paper into the hands of your prospects is the easy part. You can offer the papers on your website, or via fax-on-demand, autoresponder, or even through traditional direct mail. You can also bring your white papers to trade shows and pass them out as a brochure. I even know of several companies that offer free copies of their white paper through pay-per-click advertising. They found it a very effective means of generating sales leads.When you write a really good white paper, you'll notice the distribution will spread on its own. That's because people who receive your white paper will often pass them out to their friends and colleagues they feel will benefit from the information. This chain effect can result in significant business opportunities that no other marketing document can even come close of doing. Brochures and catalogs unquestionably lack the informational value of a client-centered white paper so they rarely get passed around as often, if at all.About The Author :Conrad Bailey is co-founder and vice president of www.IndustrialLeaders.com, and author of the popular Co-Op Industrial Advertising Blog at: http://www.IndustrialLeaders.com/blog/
You've just purchased new luggage for your vacation. It came with a warranty. What exactly does that mean?Do warranties vary from state to state? Does the place of purchase have any effect on the warranty? Will they do the warranty repairs? It is, of course, important to read the warranty. They differ from manufacturer to manufacturer and have different meanings for different products. Save your receipt and product tags along with your proof of purchase. Many people find it helpful to save the carton also, in case the luggage has to be sent to a repair facility or back to the manufacturer for repair. Most of the warranties do not cover ordinary wear and tear or damage by a common carrier such as the airlines or cruise ships. Many also have disclaimers against abuse or mishandling. Additionally, all external parts are vulnerable to damage on any luggage. Leather, moving parts and wheels for example will show wear with ordinary use and may need to be refurbished or replaced. This will not always be covered by the warranty. Many airlines and cruise lines also have disclaimers against claims for external parts. They may not pay for wheels or handles that need to be repaired or replaced. There are very generous warranties attached to some premium brands of luggage. Mosaic Travel Gear has a "peace of mind warranty." They offer free repair or replacement for the first three years of purchase, no matter what the damage is or who has caused the problem. Thereafter, a limited lifetime warranty will cover all manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for the life of the product. Briggs and Riley luggage is another brand with a generous no-holds-barred warranty. If their luggage is ever damaged they will fix it free of charge. You are not required to make an insurance claim or a claim against the common carrier such as the airline or cruise line. The luggage has to be returned to them for the repair. Tumi luggage has a different warranty on the zipper, fabric and bindings. This is warranted for five years. All other components are warranted for the life of the bag as long as it is with the original owner. They do, however, charge a processing fee which covers costs and return shipping. This fee is waived during the first year of purchase. Some warranty repairs are done at the place of purchase, while others must be sent back to the company. Always ask before making your purchase. Claims to a common carrier such as an airline generally have to be made within 24 hours. It's usually a good idea to look over your luggage when you receive it to be sure there is no damage. Most of the popular brands of luggage are made to withstand the rigors of travel. Just be sure to factor in the written warranty when making your purchase. Now you can start packing!