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  • 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.
  • Dropbox is valuable because it's a screwdriver, not a multi-tool

    Posted March 2, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    When someone goes and does something like declare Dropbox a future $40 billion company, the urge to pop the bubble proves basically irresistible.
  • Box offers 50 GB free storage with updated Android cloud service

    Posted February 23, 2012 - 1:33 pm

    Box Thursday said it has updated its cloud storage service Box for Android, adding a new interface to support Android 4.0 devices and new collaboration features
  • Google "Drive" could step on cloud partners' toes

    Posted February 12, 2012 - 8:51 am

    Google is preparing to launch a long-rumored cloud storage service that tramples a bit on products and services offered by Google partners. A Wall Street Journal report citing “people familiar with the matter” says the new “Drive” service will be launched by Google in the coming weeks or months. What does that mean for other companies that Google works closely with?
  • NextAdvisor picks its top cloud storage services for consumers

    Posted February 9, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    Consumer and small business product review site NextAdvisor.com launched a new category, with reviews and comparisons of the best cloud storage services.
  • Symantec releases faster next-gen NetBackup, Backup Exec software

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Symantec announced new versions of its flagship backup applications for SMBs and the enterprise adding more support for virtual machines, a cloud storage offering and integration of snapshot and backup management
  • Review

    Online backup services keep your data safe

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    It's a fact of modern life that archiving data is essential to prevent a data disaster. Still, something like one-third of computers are never backed up, according to 2,257 respondents in a recent Backblaze poll carried out by Harris Interactive. The survey came to the dismal conclusion that a scant 7% of users practice safe computing by archiving their systems on a daily (or nightly) basis.
  • Get 5GB of extra Dropbox storage, free

    Posted February 5, 2012 - 8:24 am

    A free account from beloved file-sharing and -storage service Dropbox nets you 2GB of space. Want to boost that to 7GB? You can, and it won't cost you a dime extra.
  • Retrieve your entire music library from Your Google Music account

    Posted February 4, 2012 - 8:26 am

    For a while now I've been using Google Music as a kind of cloud-based backup for my music library. Except that it wasn't really a backup, because I couldn't easily retrieve all the songs I'd uploaded. In the event of a system failure, I'd have to download tunes in batches of 100. Bleh.
  • Need more storage? Reach for the cloud

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    When you start out with a fresh new hard drive, it may seem like it has virtually unlimited capacity. The reality, though, is that it won't take nearly as long to max out that drive as you might think, and you will need to find some way to expand your storage.

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