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Apple, Google, or Microsoft? Your platform will dictate your office app

Apple, Google, or Microsoft? Your platform will dictate your office app | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Signs point to an Apple-only, Google-only, and Microsoft-only set of productivity apps for their respective platforms
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The article paints a pretty poor picture on the state of office apps on all 3 ecosystems. A bit more positive on the use of their cloud versions. i.e Google Drive and Office 365.

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Box shares the app love with Windows Phone, hopes SkyDrive doesn't get special treatment

Box shares the app love with Windows Phone, hopes SkyDrive doesn't get special treatment | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Up until now, Box.net (otherwise simply known as Box) had been quietly snubbing the Windows Phone platform altogether, but today's the day the cloud
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Box have been offering cloud storage for quite a while now and have proven to be quite reliable. Good to see them on Windows Phone 8.

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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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Valery's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:51 AM

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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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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Get a 10GB Box Account + #BoxSync FREE on Your iPhone or iPad

Get a 10GB Box Account + #BoxSync FREE on Your iPhone or iPad | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you already have a shiny new iPhone 5 in your hands, you’ve probably started installing your favorite apps – and discovering new ones, too.
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cloudHQ: sync Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Basecamp, etc.

cloudHQ is a service which synchronizes and replicates data between multiple different cloud services and cloud accounts in real-time.

 

For example, with cloudHQ you can sync Google Drive and Dropbox: so all your files from Google Drive to be in Dropbox and all your files from Dropbox will be in Google Drive. And any change from Google Drive will be instantaneously replicated to Dropbox and any change in Google Drive will be instantaneously replicated to Dropbox.

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Box and Dropbox Come of Age in Cloud Computing

Box and Dropbox Come of Age in Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Two online data storage companies, Box and Dropbox, have found business models that let each other thrive, and may have given them a way to take on Amazon.
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Using Cloud Services For Backups | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community

Using Cloud Services For Backups | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services.



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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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Top tips on securing corporate data in the cloud

Top tips on securing corporate data in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Companies storing their data in the cloud need to be knowledgeable of encryption and authentication to keep on top of data security, says Benjamin Robbins.

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Box's New Cloud Storage Shuns Microsoft

Box's New Cloud Storage Shuns Microsoft | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box.net has introduced a service that enables developers to build office productivity applications inside the Box cloud-based data storage system. The goal is to make lots of apps that will work on all kinds of mobile devices.
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5 signs that you've lost control over your cloud apps

5 signs that you've lost control over your cloud apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Password proliferation, orphan accounts show your cloud apps are out of compliance with your security policies...
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The Cloud Gets More Awesome with New Offers

The Cloud Gets More Awesome with New Offers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
If you want to be able to access your files from any device and easily share them with others, plenty of action is coming on that front.
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Box, Dropbox vie for developers' loyalties

Box, Dropbox vie for developers' loyalties | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Moving beyond online storage, Box and Dropbox offer tools and APIs to lure developers seeking an app ecosystem
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Cloud storage already has, possibly, too many players. With all of the big players (Google, Microsoft, Amazon etc) positioning themselves to grab a piece of this pie, these more traditional cloud storage companies must become more specialised if they are to survive.

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5 reasons why cloud computing and start-ups disrupt the enterprise software markets

5 reasons why cloud computing and start-ups disrupt the enterprise software markets | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While software has been “eating the world” for years in the consumer world, now start-up software is infiltrating even the largest of enterprises at an ever increasing rate.
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10 killer Windows 8 business apps for real productivity | PCWorld

10 killer Windows 8 business apps for real productivity | PCWorld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What to do once you're done with Office? These productivity-packed Windows 8 apps keep you delegating, decision-making, and digging into nitty-gritty business details.
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The New Box Experience

At BoxWorks 2012, we announced a brand new experience that lets users take advantage of their content in powerful ways on Box, helping them discover content ...
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What I Learned at the Cloud Computing Revolution - Fortune Tech

What I Learned at the Cloud Computing Revolution - Fortune Tech | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

FORTUNE -- I recently spent the past year on the front lines of the computing revolution, bringing network virtualization technologies to dozens of telecommunications companies, new cloud computing entrants, and enterprises that are changing their business models through Cloud. Cloud promises to profoundly transform how we produce and consume information and information technology (IT). If you drive up and down Route 101 here in Silicon Valley today, there is a hot billboard war going on; if you drive up and down Main Street someplace else, there is a quieter but no less compelling revolution.

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Box improves upload speed for business customers

Box improves upload speed for business customers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Business users of Box's file sharing and cloud storage service will now be able to upload files faster thanks to a new global data-transfer network the company has implemented.

 

The network, which Box calls Accelerator, will be offered to the company's customers in the U.S. and abroad that use the Business and Enterprise versions of the service.

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Official Box cloud storage app now available for Windows Phone

Official Box cloud storage app now available for Windows Phone | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box, the cloud storage and content management service, has released an official Windows Phone app, which allows you to access and view content in your Box cloud storage.
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Box Aims For Bigger Deployments With New Features Like Enterprise-Wide Search | TechCrunch

Box Aims For Bigger Deployments With New Features Like Enterprise-Wide Search | TechCrunch | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box is releasing a number of new features today, with the broad theme of addressing "the needs of our largest enterprise customers in deploying this kind of technology," according to CEO Aaron Levie.

 

Those features include the ability to search files across an entire company, a new dashboard offering more granular controls for company administrators, mobile security options like passcode locks, support for multiple email domains, activity notification archiving, and a new enterprise licensing agreement.

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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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cloudHQ - sync Basecamp, Dropbox, Google Docs, and more

cloudHQ (http://cloudHQ.net) provides real time and continuous synchronization and replication of all types of files between multiple Dropbox, Basecamp,Evernote, Box.net, and Google Docs accounts.
You can synchronize all your Basecamp projects with Dropbox, you can edit your Dropbox files using a google Docs interface and much more.
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Start-ups Dropbox and Box reach for the cloud

Start-ups Dropbox and Box reach for the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Privately held Box and Dropbox are competing for a slice of personal cloud storage computing, a solution to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets and the rise of storing files online so that consumers and businesses can retrieve data from anywhere they are on any device they choose.
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