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Cloud storage made simple: How to integrate it with your workflow

Cloud storage made simple: How to integrate it with your workflow | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The best ways to sync your files, max your storage, and access your data from any device, anywhere.
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One you’ve selected one (or more) cloud storage platforms, you’ll want to download that service’s companion application to your PC. The desktop program places an icon in your Windows taskbar for basic management.

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Investors Drop Big Money On Dropbox So It Can Beat Box

Investors Drop Big Money On Dropbox So It Can Beat Box | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Dropbox is raising between $250 million to $400 million at a $10 billion valuation according to the Wall Street Journal and Re/Code. Why? Because

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It will be interesting to see how the storage market will develop once the cloud is an established part of every day computing. Dropbox and Box are no strangers to this industry and are arguably as entrenched as the larger more traditional players. That said there are plenty of other players vying to take a piece of this pie. Mega, 4Sync and SugarSync are 3 that quickly come to mind but there are others. The world of cloud computing post-NSA's spying scandal is going to be about security and those companies that offer the safest option are the ones that are most likely to succed (or perhaps even become targets of a taken over).

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Best cloud storage: Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs Google Drive vs iCloud

Best cloud storage: Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs Google Drive vs iCloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud storage services have become increasingly important. But where's the best place to keep your data?
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A step closer to cleaning up the mobile cloud mess

A step closer to cleaning up the mobile cloud mess | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud storage services are great, but in mobile they suffer from a double whammy of separation and inconsistent support...
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Microsoft revamps Skydrive cloud storage service

Microsoft revamps Skydrive cloud storage service | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Improvements include a redesign of its Web interface and the release of an application for Android devices...
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Microsoft's Shift to the Cloud: What It Means for You

Microsoft's Shift to the Cloud: What It Means for You | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft's announcement of Office 2013 is another linchpin in the company's effort to assume a leadership role as a cloud-computing services provider.
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Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off

Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Does Drive stand a chance against sync and backup veterans?

 

Google's very own "Loch Ness monster," also known as Google Drive, has finally launched. It's the new face of Google Documents, and it's also Google's oft-rumored Dropbox-killer. It enters a scene crowded with competitors besides Dropbox that let you sync multiple folders, collaborate with friends, and stream data to your mobile device — so how does Drive fare?

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Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox? | The Verge

Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox? | The Verge | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The Google Drive cloud storage service launched yesterday to much fanfare, but as with any new Google product, there are important questions about how the company will actually use personal data uploaded to the system. Google sells ads against your data, after all, and the more data you give the company, the more opportunity it has to screw up. That means the Google Drive terms of service and privacy policy are critically important, and there's been a lot of selective interpretation floating around the web in the past 24 hours — and a lot of comparisons to the privacy policies of competitive services like Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive
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Live Mesh on its last legs as SkyDrive rises

Live Mesh on its last legs as SkyDrive rises | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Now that SkyDrive has taken over many -- but not all -- of Live Mesh's functions, Ray Ozzie's most enduring stamp on Redmond will fade away...
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Upgrade from 7GB to 25GB of Free Microsoft SkyDrive Storage While You Can

Upgrade from 7GB to 25GB of Free Microsoft SkyDrive Storage While You Can | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft revamped its free online storage service SkyDrive this week (big week for online storage, right?
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Cloud Computing Moves Into Next Stage with Some Great Offers

Cloud Computing Moves Into Next Stage with Some Great Offers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing isn't wasting time hurrying us along to the next stage of development with lots and lots of free stuff and some great functionality.
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Microsoft Cloud Services Get Major Service Updates, New Customers: New features in Microsoft Office 365 and updates to sharing in Microsoft SkyDrive make it easier for people to work together.

Microsoft Cloud Services Get Major Service Updates, New Customers: New features in Microsoft Office 365 and updates to sharing in Microsoft SkyDrive make it easier for people to work together. | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
New features in Microsoft Office 365 and updates to sharing in Microsoft SkyDrive make it easier for people to work together.
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Cloud computing still has a mainframe lining

Cloud computing still has a mainframe lining | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For all intents and purposes the Australian cloud computing market appears to be thriving. But while the pundits continue to claim it’s the way of the future, tech infrastructure run on businesses’ premises is far from dead.
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And if you choose any cloud acronym – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, UCaaS, DCaaS, DaaS, (I’m sure there is also an XXXaaS there somewhere) – there are any number of adoption case studies spruiking the good things cloud can do for you.

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Understanding cloud computing and storage | Digital Trends

Understanding cloud computing and storage | Digital Trends | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Get caught up in the cloud with a simple explanation of how cloud computing works, plus see comparisons of various cloud services.
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If you don't know anything about the cloud, this is worth reading. Otherwise you can still have a look at the offers comparison.

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Microsoft completes its purchase of cloud computing firm StorSimple

Microsoft completes its purchase of cloud computing firm StorSimple | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In October, TNW brought you the news that Microsoft had entered into an agreement for cloud computing firm StorSimple. Today the company informed us that the acquisition has been completed.

The deal’s terms were not made available, however the purchase price could have veered into the low nine-figure range, as StorSimple had raised some $31.5 million prior to its purchase.
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Microsoft SkyDrive: A Look Inside the Updated Cloud Storage Service - Cloud Computing - News & Reviews

Microsoft SkyDrive: A Look Inside the Updated Cloud Storage Service - Cloud Computing - News & Reviews | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive cloud storage service with a new, more modern Web design, refined SkyDrive apps for PCs and Macs, a new SkyDrive app for Android devices and improved developer offerings.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Google Drive vs the Competition

INFOGRAPHIC: Google Drive vs the Competition | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Google's cloud service is serious about taking on the competition. This infographic compares Google Drive to its top three competitors: Dropbox, Microsoft's Skydrive, and Apple's iCloud. Besides comparing size, pricing, and platform support, we also take a look at a brief history of these cloud services.

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Sync Any Folder to Your SkyDrive Account

Sync Any Folder to Your SkyDrive Account | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you don't want to upset your existing folder structure, here's a simple way to add folders to SkyDrive without moving them first.
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Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive: What Should Your Agency Use?

Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive: What Should Your Agency Use? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Government Technology examines three cloud-based file storage offerings for their usability in government agencies.
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How To Choose The Best Cloud For Your Data

How To Choose The Best Cloud For Your Data | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We compared the leading cloud storage services--including Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive--on per-gigabyte pricing, sure. But there are a few tricks and tools for each service you probably don't know about.
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Storage: Google Drive vs. The Rest

Storage: Google Drive vs. The Rest | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google Drive, Google's cloud storage service, is finally here, and it's no surprise that the competition is prepared after years of rumors. Cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Microsoft's Skydrive have been adding new features ahead of the Google Drive launch, and I've been getting anticipatory e-mails from other competitors, reminding me of their existence, for weeks now.
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How the cloud democratizes and complicates disaster recovery

How the cloud democratizes and complicates disaster recovery | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing is slowly upending the disaster recovery market. Only a few years ago, disaster recovery meant one of two things: For large organizations, it necessitated huge capital investments; for the mid-market on down, it meant backing up only the most important data to tape and shuffling it off to a secure location.

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Updates to SkyDrive web service

Updates to SkyDrive web service | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft yesterday unveiled a number of updates for its SkyDrive service. The main impact is on the web based experience, improving overall usability and adding a number of functions.
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