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  • Navigate your cloud storage services with Otixo

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 9:17 pm

    Cloud storage is exploding. Old standbys like Dropbox and SkyDrive keep getting better, while new competition like Google Drive keeps things interesting. But with this glut of high-quality online file storage services, a new need arises: A way to tie all services together, find where you kept what file, and transfer files between services without having to re-upload them. Otixo is a $10-per-month service (or free plan with limited bandwidth) that tries to do just that.
  • Mobile devices bring cloud storage -- and security risks -- to work

    Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:58 am

    As the bring-your-own-device trend accelerates, companies are struggling to deal with employees who now use cloud storage services while at work.
  • Why you don't need to work in an office ever again

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:24 am

    The virtual workforce. Telecommuting. Mobility baked into everything. The cloud.
  • NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 10:41 am

    NetApp announced a significant refresh of its FAS2220 storage array, increasing performance by three times and memory six times for the same price as the previous version.
  • Dropbox: File storage and syncing service is always evolving

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Dropbox is the most widely used and simplest file-synchronization system worldwide not attached to a major technology company. Every machine on which you install Dropbox and use the same account has all the contents synchronized among them by default. Make a change on one machine in the Dropbox folder—remove a file, add one, reorganize items into folders, or save changes—and that change is instantly propagated to every other synced machine. That’s the point of such services, and Dropbox consistently accomplishes this in a nearly invisible manner.
  • Review

    Dolly Drive offers a variety of online storage services

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Dolly Drive has expanded its basic features, and winds up now being a one-stop solution for local and Internet-hosted backups, synchronization, and remote Finder-mountable disk storage, with a disk cloning utility thrown in
  • Box adds admin and security features for business

    Posted May 24, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Box unveiled five new features for its cloud storage service aimed at making it easier for business customers to manage and protect data stored in the cloud. Among the various cloud storage and file sharing options available Box already stands apart from the crowd in catering more to businesses than consumers, and these latest improvements put even more distance between Box and its rivals.
  • Microsoft pitches SkyDrive over iCloud to Mac Office users

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    Microsoft is pitching its SkyDrive online storage service to Office for Mac users, calling Apple's iCloud offering "not enough" for collaboration, file sharing and anywhere-access to documents.
  • Top 15 cloud storage tips and tasks

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 11:48 am

    No single cloud service can do everything. Some shine when it comes to streaming a cloud music collection from the Web, but stink at syncing desktop folders. Other cloud services are great for sharing photos, but useless for reviewing a document's revision history.
  • Amazon releases desktop app for its cloud storage service

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:47 am

    If you have an Amazon account, you also have five gigabytes of free online storage for your files at your disposal through the Amazon Cloud Drive service. You may not have known that, though, because accessing that space hasn't been as easy as it is with services like Dropbox and SkyDrive.
  • Google Drive begs the question: Who owns your data in the cloud?

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Google Drive raises several concerns about cloud storage. Many of these consumer-level questions -- who owns your data, how data can be used and what happens if the data is lost or stolen -- are ones enterprise IT executives should be asking, too.
  • VMware takes on Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive

    Posted May 2, 2012 - 12:48 pm

    VMware is offering a private-cloud based platform for document sharing and device syncing that could rival Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive by giving companies more control over their data.
  • Is Google Drive ready for prime time?

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    Google's latest product receives good marks but some question why it took so long.
  • Google Drive vs. the rest

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:06 am

    Google Drive, Google's cloud storage service, is finally here, and it's no surprise that the competition is prepared after years of rumors.
  • Google Drive could be a boon -- and a headache -- for IT

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 7:39 am

    With the launch of Google Drive this week, IT managers can look forward to a potential new productivity tool -- and some significant headaches, analysts say
  • Google Drive is a magic warehouse, Dropbox a robotic filing cabinet

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Google Drive feels more like a reminder than a release. It’s Google letting you know that the way they see your computer life is very different than the way you see it. Allow me to explain.
  • Review

    Hands on with Google Drive

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Start your engines: Google’s long-rumored Drive service is officially out and ready for a test… well, drive. The search giant’s answer to services like Dropbox, Drive offers 5GB of free online storage space that also syncs with a local folder on the desktop of your Mac or PC. (An Android app is currently available, with an iOS app in the works.)
  • Google unveils Google Drive, offers 5GB of free storage

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Google has officially unveiled Goggle Drive, its foray into free online storage.
  • Personal cloud-based storage: Dropbox and Skydrive get updates. Zumodrive closes shop

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Both Dropbox and Skydrive rolled out new features yesterday. Coincidence, or are they just trying to keep attention away from all the "Google Drive" rumors? Also, ZumoDrive is shutting down, so back up your files!
  • Sync handwritten notes and audio to your Dropbox account

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Are you an old-school note-taker? In other words, do you still prefer putting pen to paper to putting fingers to keyboard? Then perhaps you're familiar with the Livescribe Echo, a "smartpen" that records notes (with audio) as you jot them.
  • Google Drive will offer 5GB of free storage, leak suggests

    Posted March 30, 2012 - 9:32 pm

    It looks as though Google will offer users 5GB of free cloud storage space on its new Drive service.
  • Cloud storage vendor wants to ease mobile collaboration

    Posted March 28, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    When files are stored in the cloud, many companies need access to them on mobile devices. And once they're on those devices, users want to be able to edit the files and place them back into the cloud. That process has been difficult at times, experts say, but cloud collaboration vendor, Box, is making some moves to address it.
  • Is there a 'best' way to set up your private cloud storage?

    Posted March 27, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Given that cloud computing is still emerging, it shouldn't come as a surprise that opinions vary widely on the best way to architect the storage. In fact, it seems likely that there is no such panacea -- different types of private cloud almost always require different approaches.
  • Quantum unveils enterprise-class cloud backup services

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:21 am

    Quantum has partnered with Xerox, which is using two new products for a cloud-based backup service.
  • The senseless battle over easy, secure data access

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    IT and users must work together to find safe, simple ways to access data and not scapegoat one another.
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