Cloud Services

December 12

Nirix Coupon Code: 100GB of Cloud Storage in Canada for $3/month – 90% off!

Posted by on December 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Nirix Coupon Code: 100GB of Cloud Storage in Canada for $3/month   90% off!

Keep your data in the cloud and in the country with Nirix!

Click here to get 100GB of Canadian cloud storage @ Nirix.com

  • Coupon Code: ALMOSTFREE2013
  • Discount: 90% off OneBackup SMB Starter Plan
  • Expiry: 31st December 2013

I’ve recently gotten a lot more in to Enterprise Technology and one thing that you find out really quickly in the Enterprise IT game is that there are some serious laws governing your data. One such law is that certain information can never leave the country. That means that buying some space on Aamazon S3 isn’t going to cut it. They store stuff all over the world. For Joe Schlub it doesn’t really matter all that much. You can put your data wherever but it’s always nice to keep it in Canada, right?

But leaving that part out of it, this is an awesome deal. $2.99/month for 100GB is a great price whether you are the Small Business they are aiming for or the aforementioned Joe Schlub. This is for the “Starter Plan” which is normally $29.99/month. That’s 90% off.

We have a Nirix coupon code page here which we will be filling up with all the latest Nirix coupons.

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November 1

Quoterollers: Free 14 Day Trial – No Credit Card Required

Posted by on November 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Quoterollers: Free 14 Day Trial   No Credit Card Required

Roll yo’ quotes for free at QuoteRoller.com!

There are some really cool things being done with Software as a Service (SAAS) lately, and QuoteRoller is another great example. First, what is SAAS? SAAS basically means you are running a program in the Cloud. Google Docs is SAAS. Normally you’d run a word processor on your computer (like Microsoft Word). Now, you can run it on Google and just access them from your browser. SalesForce is the monster in the SAAS world, so if you’re familiar with their concept, you know about SAAS.

Before we get into QuoteRoller, the deal here is that you get 14 days of free access, no credit card needed. After that, it is $9.99/user/month up to $29.99/user/month, depending on what level you buy and if you are getting it monthly or yearly.

QuoteRoller lets you make quotes and proposals online and send them to your clients. Instead of doing up a quote in a spreadsheet or word processor, you just enter the pertinent data and QuoteRoller sticks it in a template (which you can customize) and then allows you to email it to your customers. They even have in-quote analytics which allow you to see what parts of your quote were focused on the most by your clients. That way, you can focus more on specific parts as you see fit. It even integrates with other services like FreshBooks. I think a FreshBooks and QuoteRoller combo would be amazing for any business.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 16

BitCasa: 10GB FREE or Infinite Storage for the Lowest Price Around!

Posted by on September 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM

BitCasa: 10GB FREE or Infinite Storage for the Lowest Price Around!

Everyone is all about the cloud, so why not get a piece of the action for free, or all the action for super cheap!

I did a roundup of Cloud Storage services a bit ago and today I’m adding a spiritual 6th entry to that list and it’s a good one. I’d say, other than Carbonie (which is more of a full service backup system), this is the best value. It isn’t as full featured as some other competitors yet but I suspect that will come very quickly.

You get 10GB for free or you can get infinite storage for $10/month or $99/year. That’s right. Infinite. No limit. You could even say the amount of storage is “not finite.”

But how do they do this when huge companies like Google can’t do it? Or won’t do it. Well, they do a bit of sneaky indexing of files. They only keep one instance of each file. So if you put the BargainMoose logo on BitCasa and then I put the BargainMoose logo on BitCasa, they delete mine and link me to yours. So basically there is one instance of any given file and anyone who uploads that gets access to the one copy. I should mention that BitCasa does back up your stuff in geographically disparate locations so when I say one copy, I mean once instance, not one copy on one drive in one location.

And on top of this awesome deal, BitCasa regularly has coupon codes so make sure you keep checking back here for the next awesome deal on cloud storage.

(Expires: never)

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August 8

Ring Central Canada: Free 30 Day Trial Of Fax Service – Get Your Faxes Online, Anywhere

Posted by on August 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Ring Central Canada: Free 30 Day Trial Of Fax Service   Get Your Faxes Online, Anywhere

If you have a business and don’t use this 30 Day free trial of Ring Central’s Fax Service, you’re a jerk!

Ring Central is awesome. They are a phone system in the cloud. You don’t need to pay for a PBX or for multiple phone lines from the phone company. You don’t even have to worry about insanely expensive service calls. Ring Central does it all, and they do it in the cloud for less. But, part of a phone system is a fax machine, and what kind of cloud phone service provider would Ring Central be if they offered all of this and still required you to use an O.G. fax machine?

The answer is: a pretty crappy one. So, with Ring Central’s fax service, you can send your faxes from anywhere and get them from anywhere. They have apps, outlook integration, electronic signatures, security features and more. They will even give you a local or toll-free fax number.

There are tons of features, way too many for me to go over here, so make sure you check out that link to get your free trial and learn more about the awesome service they provide. Plans start at $7.99/month for up to 500 pages.

(Expires: Unknown)

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May 4

Symantec: Save $60 on Norton 100GB Cloud Backup (Pay $30)

Posted by on May 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Symantec: Save $60 on Norton 100GB Cloud Backup (Pay $30)

This is a great deal. That’s kind of all I have to say about it. It’s just really, really amazing and you can get it from Symantec right now!

The main reason that this is a great deal, besides that it is $29.99 for 100GB of online storage for a year, is that it is for up to five computers. That is a huge bonus. There are a lot of services out there that are maybe a bit better or have a better price, but they don’t combine the features that Symantec has in its Norton backup utility for the price they are offering. Here are the features:

So like I said, there are services that are better in some ways but lack in others. Some have more storage but are more money and only for one computer. Some are less money but aren’t automatic. This is a great blend. It has a lot of storage space, a bunch of cool features like bandwidth throttling and a web interface but it’s only $30. And it works on up to five computers, Mac or PC.

(Expires: 31st May 2013)

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December 31

Windows Azure: FREE Trial For Your Cloud Computing Needs

Posted by on December 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Windows Azure: FREE Trial For Your Cloud Computing Needs

Microsoft is offering a FREE Trial of their Windows Azure cloud platform. If you’re looking to do something in the cloud, this free trial could be your jumping off point.

This FREE trial is actually quite beefy. It comes with the following:

This cloud stuff is primarily meant for business and, if you’re the IT guy or boss at a business, you should really be looking into this. There are non-business uses, though. For example, I used cloud storage to host and serve a podcast. If you do any video work, you can offload the encoding work to their “media services encoding” tool. If you take a look through the list of things they provide there is bound to be something you can use a free trial of!

Pricing after the trial varies based on your usage so make sure you figure out costs before you do anything with Azure.

(Expires: Never)

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November 8

Mozy.com: 10% off With an EXCLUSIVE Bargainmoose Coupon Code!

Posted by on November 8, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Mozy.com: 10% off With an EXCLUSIVE Bargainmoose Coupon Code!

Your life is on your computer. Your computer is going to crash and you are going to lose your hard drive. Back up with Mozy so you don’t lose your life!

That link takes you straight to the registration page for Mozy but before you sign up, we have a great coupon lined up for you! Have at it.

  • Coupon Code: MOOSE
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expiry: 31st December 2013

I’m serious when I say your computer is going to crash. Eventually it is going to happen. You will lose a hard drive and with it a bunch of stuff you want and need. It just happens. It’s a part of life. Luckily for you Mozy is here to make the event of losing a hard drive much, much easier. Bargainmoose is here to make it much, much cheaper.

I’m going to talk about the home plans here but you can get business and enterprise plans if that is what you need. There is a free plan but it only offers 2GB for free. That is fine but you are very likely going to need more. Luckily Mozy offers more for a very reasonable price. For 50GB and one computer you only pay $5.99/month. For 125GB and 3 computers, you pay $9.99/month. There are add-ons for an extra 20GB or an extra computer for $2/month. You can also get free months if you sign up for a year or three in advance.

Regardless of what you choose, make sure you use the coupon code to let them know we sent you and to get 10% off!

Mozy.com: 10% off With an EXCLUSIVE Bargainmoose Coupon Code!

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September 26

SugarSync: Free 30-Day Trial of up to 500GB of Cloud Storage

Posted by on September 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

SugarSync: Free 30 Day Trial of up to 500GB of Cloud Storage

Free just makes everything better. SugarSync wants to make their cloud storage solution better, so they are giving it to you for free for a month. It’s just better that way.

You may remember SugarSync from part of an article that the inimitable Clare Yeh wrote on this very site! I’m here today to hook you up with the free-ness. There are four options for home users (business is a whole other thing) to choose from.

  • 5GB StorageFREE
  • 30GB Storage – $4.99/month or $49.99/year – FREE for 30 days
  • 60GB Storage - $9.99/month or $99.99/year - FREE for 30 days
  • 100GB Storage - $14.99/month or $149.99/year - FREE for 30 days
  • 250GB Storage - $24.99/month or $349.99/year (Introductory price) - FREE for 30 days
  • 500GB Storage - $39.99/month or $399.99/year (Introductory price) - FREE for 30 days

Okay, so a couple of things to note here: the prices on the two biggest plans say that they are introductory prices. That means that they will change. I don’t know how much they go up, to but if you’re gonna pay $40/month for storage, you probably aren’t overly concerned about the cost. The other thing is that if you do end up purchasing the storage, you should strongly consider getting a yearly plan. You end up saving almost two months worth of costs that way.

Clare had a good little synopsis of SugarSync in her article so I’ll use her great work for my own devices. Quoth the Clare Yeh,

SugarSync is fast becoming a popular Cloud storage system because of its flexibility. For example, it can be used on Kindle Fire (whereas the other Cloud storage devices may not be able to) and you can upload or sync via email. It’s recommended by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg as a great online backup system.

So there you have it, 30 days of free storage compliments of BargainMoose and SugarSync!

(Expires: Unknown, probably won’t unless SugarSync folds.)

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September 20

5 Free Cloud Computing Services To Consider

Posted by on September 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM

5 Free Cloud Computing Services To Consider

If you’ve been like me, you’ve probably been hesitant to consider Cloud services because of the newness and novelty of the idea. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I discovered Cloud services.

I became instantly hooked. Now I’m an instant fan.

What are Cloud Computing Services, you ask?

According to Wiki invest, Cloud computing is a new-ish technology that utilizes the Internet and remote servers to store data and applications. This allows you to free up memory on your computer/ hard drive and keeps files stored in a place that is easily accessible. It is a great option if you want to store pictures, PDF files, documents, especially if you need a backup for these particular files or need it easily (and pretty much instantaneously) accessible on your mobile phone.

The important take home message is that you need access to the internet (either via your wireless provider or your internet at home) to access the data.

Instead of slowing your computer down or filling up your external hard drive, storing your data on a Cloud server is a great alternative. This allows you to access data on multiple devices, like your laptop, computer, mobile phone, etc. Anytime you edit a file, your data is the most updated because you don’t have to save a different version of it in different places.

One word of caution before it gets too exciting- storing of personal information may not be a good idea on these cloud services (e.g. banking information, detailed work information that is confidential etc.) just because of the nature of the remote servers, however many Cloud companies reassure you that your information is safe.

Here are 5 Free (or almost free) Cloud Services that you may already have heard of:

This is the one I use and love. Dropbox starts you off with 2GB of free storage, and for every additional Dropbox user you refer, you get an extra 500MB of free storage.

Referring a friend nets you up to a total of 16GB of free storage.

What you do is download it on your desktop, and you can copy or store files just by clicking the drop box icon and creating folders. The great thing is you can download a Dropbox app and easily access these same files that were on your computer, on your iPhone/Android/Blackberry/or whichever smart phone or tablet you use.

This is especially helpful for those who need to access information on their computer for school or work but don’t have the luxury of bringing their computer everywhere they go.

As a student, I find it especially helpful to write notes on my computer and store them in Dropbox. I can then easily access these typed Word documents on my smartphone for some instantaneous studying and recall of information.

Google Drive was recently released (of course Google has to get on the Cloud bandwagon) and you get started with 5GB of free data, similar to the other Cloud services out there. For an additional $2.50 per month, you can upgrade to 25GB of data (this includes data in the Google Drive in addition to the Picasa photo storage).

SugarSync is fast becoming a popular Cloud storage system because of its flexibility. For example, it can be used on Kindlefire (whereas the other Cloud storage devices may not be able to) and you can upload or sync via email. It’s recommended by the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg as a great online backup system.

They give you 5GB for free to start off with if you sign up; however, SugarSync has no referral system in place where you can receive free data. Instead, you can opt for 30GB, 60GB, or 100GB plans for around $5, $10, and $15 a month, respectively.

Amazon Cloud Drive also gives you 5GB for free if you sign up (super easy to do if you already have an Amazon account). The great thing about Amazon Cloud Drive is that you can access your data easily via the organized-looking file folder tabs.

If you need additional storage, $20 annual charge is asked for for 20GB of storage.

You’ve probably seen the commercials for the Apple iCloud. You can access your calendar on both your computer and your iPhone or iPad. You can download something on iTunes on your iPhone and then instantly see it on your computer. It does a lot of thinking for you and is a great option if you have the Apple double or triple threat (iPhone or Macbook or iPad or all three).

The only tricky thing is that it might seem a bit complicated to set up at first, though Apple does provide you with easy to understand instructions on their set up website page.

Apple gives you 5GB for free and it costs $20 annually for an extra 10GB of data per year. The free data doesn’t count apps, books, or music purchased via the app store, so you’re basically getting some data storage for free.

Cloud Services- Like a little slice of heaven

Cloud services are great if you need to access information from multiple devices on a constant basis. The main drawback is that if you don’t have access to wifi when you are accessing data on a mobile phone (e.g. using your limited 500MB of data per month), accessing files, even if they seem small like a word .doc file, can really use up your cellular data.

Also, there is concern for the safety of your data in terms losing your information or having your information be compromised. Being smart about not storing important information in the Cloud may prevent these negative outcomes from occurring.

In summary, cloud computing is a great way to store and backup your data online and an even better way to access information across multiple mediums, like a smart phone, a computer, or a tablet, especially if it’s free.

Although 5GB seems like a lot, it can be used up really quickly and an alternative (if you’re up for it) is to use multiple cloud services for the free data!

Bargainmoosers, do you use the Cloud? If so, which is your favourite?

(photo credit: GuillermoJM)

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