cloud storage

  • FileLocker offers 25GB free end-to-end encrypted cloud storage

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    If recent cloud storage breaches have you wondering if the web can be trusted with your files a new service launched Tuesday called FileLocker, that provides encrypted cloud storage, may give you new faith.
  • Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know your SkyDrive app

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    Most cloud storage services already offer apps for accessing their servers from every major platform, but Microsoft is taking the model one step further by weaving its cloud storage service directly into Windows 8—if not every major component of the new Windows universe, including Windows Phone 8 and the new Office Web app.
  • Dropbox claims 100 million users

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Cloud storage company Dropbox announced it has passed the 100 million-user mark and has customers in 200 countries.
  • Five Dropbox-savvy apps for iOS

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    By all accounts, Dropbox rocks. It ranks up there with sliced bread and chocolate fountains, offering simple cloud storage that syncs across your various devices.
  • Box joins the Windows 8 party with launch of new app

    Posted October 25, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    The dust is settling on Microsoft's big Windows 8 launch event, but Microsoft isn't the only company with news today. Box also had some details to share about its new Windows 8 app.
  • Rackspace unveils cloud data storage offerings

    Posted October 25, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Cloud provider Rackspace has launched a new open source data storage system for its customers.
  • Cloud storage specification gets ISO approval

    Posted October 21, 2012 - 7:03 am

    The Cloud Data Management Interface has been approved as a standard by the International Organization for Standardization, clearing the path for adoption among vendors and government agencies alike.
  • Microsoft to acquire cloud-integrated storage provider StorSimple

    Posted October 16, 2012 - 9:25 pm

    Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire cloud-integrated storage company, StorSimple.
  • Microsoft to acquire StorSimple for integrated cloud storage

    Posted October 16, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    To augment its own Azure cloud service, Microsoft is acquiring StorSimple, a company that provides appliances that back up enterprise data to cloud storage services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Apparent iCloud glitch has Apple offering users free 25GB storage until 2050

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    Either Apple's iCloud accounting system is suffering a glitch or the company has suddenly become quite generous.
  • Microsoft SkyDrive: Your ultimate starter's guide

    Posted September 30, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Learn how to set up SkyDrive on your PC, how to access your SkyDrive account from different devices, and how to use a few tips and tricks to get the most from this free service.
  • Hello cloud storage, goodbye Rolodex (and other workplace trends)

    Posted September 26, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    LinkedIn names the top workplace trends and items headed for obsolescence--and also lists what's becoming mainstream. Here's a look at those items, plus three tips for ensuring you don't go the way of the fax machine.
  • 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.
  • takes aim at cloud storage market ... and Box

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 11:00 am, 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.
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    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.
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