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  • How to encrypt your cloud storage for free

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    If you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. That may sound like a trite cliche, but the maxim rings true when it comes to securing files that you've stored online: A handful of recent incidents--including breaches of Dropbox and iCloud--underscores the fact that even with built-in encryption and SSL transfers, cloud storage providers can't perfectly ensure the sanctity of your data.
  • MobileMe users to see bonus iCloud storage end Sunday

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:49 am

    Former MobileMe customers got a pretty sweet deal with Apple closed down that cloud storage service and replaced it with iCloud: a transitional period with 20GB of free, extra iCloud data storage, which would cost other users up to $40 a year. But that deal--as promised--is now coming to an end.
  • 12 free cloud storage options

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:38 am

    With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.
  • Microsoft adds recycle bin to SkyDrive, plus other updates aimed at students

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    In an effort to further appeal to students, Microsoft Wednesday announced updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service including a recycle bin for the cloud.
  • Salesforce.com takes aim at cloud storage market ... and Box

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Salesforce.com, the 800-pound gorilla of software as a service (SaaS), today jumped into the public cloud storage market with what could be an eye toward one vendor in particular: Box.
  • Review

    5 enterprise alternatives to Dropbox

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 10:52 am

    The recent Dropbox data breach has many IT executives telling employees not to use it. These five products offer the administrative and security features that may restore their faith in cloud data storage.
  • Box claims 10-fold download boost with new Accelerator

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    Box has added nine data center locations around the globe, including three in the U.S., to provide a new Accelerator service that offers up to 10 times the throughput of its previous cloud storage offering.
  • Nasuni latest to roll out mobile access to cloud-based network storage

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Within a few years, mobile access to cloud-based storage will be a "checkmark" feature that will be fairly ubiquitous among the major vendors, predicts 451 Research Group analyst Simon Anderson. We're not quite there yet, but more and more vendors are rolling out the feature.
  • Dropbox alternative lets businesses retain encryption keys

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    Swedish security firm BlockMaster has come up with an alternative to cloud file sharing systems such as Dropbox that allows enterprises to encrypt data without losing control of encryption keys.
  • Get unlimited free cloud storage, with a catch

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Cloud storage services are a dime a dozen these days -- though there's usually at least a dime involved, especially if you want more than a few gigabytes of a space.
  • Crowd-sourced storage service charges bytes instead of bucks

    Posted September 10, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Symform's new free and unlimited cloud storage allows customers to pay with bytes instead of bucks, contributing local storage capacity via crowd-sourcing through peer-to-peer technology.
  • Review

    ownCloud: The cloud sharing service you control

    Posted August 16, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    This service is still a little rough around the edges, but it allows you to share files and data without entrusting your information to a third party. Check out this bundle of tips, tricks, and unknown features to get the most out of your ownCloud.
  • Microsoft revamps Skydrive cloud storage service

    Posted August 14, 2012 - 1:59 pm

    Microsoft has given a makeover to its SkyDrive cloud storage service, including a new Web interface, as well as improvements to its desktop applications and developer API, the company announced on Tuesday.
  • Google Chromebook and Chromebox buyers to get 100GB of free Google Drive storage?

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 4:06 pm

    Google may soon offer Chromebook and Chromebox owners 100GB of free Google Drive online storage, according to code within the Chromium open source operating system.
  • Box raises $125 million in funding

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 9:10 am

    Box has received US$125 million in funding, an infusion the company will use to boost its international expansion and strengthen its cloud-hosted enterprise collaboration, storage, file-sharing and content management software.
  • Review

    Top cloud services for online backup

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:21 am

    You can lose your valuable data in plenty of ways, including hard-drive failure, theft (laptops are particularly vulnerable), and catastrophe (fire, extreme weather, earthquake). Although the cloud can’t rebuild your home or office after a disaster, it can provide a safe haven for your files.
  • Review

    SkyDrive looks to compete with Dropbox, Google Drive

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    SkyDrive seemed destined to be another Microsoft also-ran product. Although introduced long before the current wave of cloud-based synchronization and storage services, SkyDrive had a number of frustrating limits, and comprised two separately named services (central and peer-to-peer file transfer) under one hood. Then Microsoft did something marvelous. The same week that Google released its long-expected Google Drive, Microsoft unveiled a thorough revamping of SkyDrive into an explicable and competitive service. (Microsoft lists the version that I reviewed as version 16.4.)
  • Box adds Windows Phone to the mobile mix

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 12:48 pm

    Box has a mission to enable customers to access and share data from anywhere. Today, it’s extending its reach on mobile devices with the launch of a new Windows Phone app.
  • Free 15-day trial. Cloud storage. Eliminate the cost of a traditional file server.

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    Get anytime, anywhere access to files on any device - online & offline with server & desktop sync. High scalability with no file size, storage limit. SSAE 16 & HIPPA compliant. Permission & access management at sub-folder level. Integration with Netgear NAS, VMware, Salesforce.com, Outlook, LDAP & AD . Managed encryption key. Rated 4 Stars by PC Magazine.
  • Review

    10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Even with all the online storage now available, sharing files -- especially large ones -- can still be a problem. We look at 10 online services that aim to make it simpler.
  • NeatCloud offers iOS-accessible cloud storage

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:03 am

    The competition among cloud-storage services is getting more crowded this week: "Digital filing" company Neat on Tuesday unveiled NeatCloud, a business-focused storage service that includes an app for iPhone and iPad.
  • Forget Dropbox Pro. Businesses should use Dropbox for Teams

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Dropbox announced that it is doubling the storage allocation for its paid Dropbox Pro accounts, and expanding the Dropbox Pro options to include up to 500GB of storage. That’s great news for families or individuals looking to sync and share data in the cloud, but businesses should be using Dropbox for Teams.
  • Facing competition, Dropbox Pro increases storage options

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    The increasingly crowded competition among cloud-storage providers may lead to a boon for consumers--more storage for the money.
  • How many gigabytes in a a zettabyte and why you need to know

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Gartner's projection that consumers will own 4.1 zettabytes of content and put a third of it in the public cloud by 2016 raised one very pertinent question: What the heck is a zettabyte? Here's your answer and some tools to convert them into something more reasonable.
  • Smartphone cameras will crash the cloud, smother the Internet

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Gartner predicts the amount of consumer data stored in the cloud will increase 1,080 percent by 2016, potentially smothering the cloud, the Internet and every advance in storage and bandwidth between now and then in a flood of useless, redundant pictures of cats.
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