Norwalk Tech Firm Offers Classes On Cloud Computing

Greg Canuel| Dailyvoice

Norwalk tech consultants PsiMac have announced that they will expand their business with a series of classes on “Living in the Cloud.”

“This is the first of many classes we hope to offer in our new space,” said Joe Saponare, PsiMac’s owner and technology director. “Our goal is to help Mac users fully utilize their devices efficiently and easily.”

Saponare launched PsiMac as an Apple-centered tech consultancy in 2004. After years of working alone from home, in 2012 he opened up a headquarters on High Street in Norwalk. He offers one-on-one sessions by appointment, but recently decided to launch scheduled classes to reach more customers.

The classes will focus on “cloud computing,” or storing data on web-based servers instead of physical hard drives. PsiMac will host two different courses this month, each covering a different topic.

“Security, Privacy and Data Integrity” will cover the basics of setting up a cloud-based backup, and installing passwords and other safeguards to make sure that data stays private. These classes are scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m., Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.

“Syncing, Sharing and Surfing Securely” will focus on using apps for other devices to share files and information over the cloud. Topics include iPhone and iPad systems, iTunes in the Cloud and setting preferences to ensure security. These sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m., Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.

Each class costs $100 per person. PsiMac will offer a $20 discount to anyone who signs up for both classes. Saponare says that the courses could be especially helpful for students preparing to head back to school.

“All colleges and most high schools today expect students to bring their own Macs, iPads and iPhones to class,” Saponare said in a news release. “The students rely on these devices throughout the day to do research, manage their course requirements, track their schedules and compose homework assignments. It’s vital that the data is stored properly and safely.”

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