If cloud storage were a party guest, you'd find it standing alone at the punchbowl.
File sharing and cloud storage service Box keeps rolling out improvements and features. This time around, the company announced a redesign of the sharing experience for easier collaboration.
It's almost impossible to have a discussion about document management without mentioning the cloud and, by extension, file sharing. Is it time to take a step back and consider that maybe cloud storage isn't the final word on the future of the documentation industry?
According a presidential directive issued in 2012, all federal agencies must manage permanent and temporary email in an electronically accessible format by 2016. Tod Newcombe, Senior Editor of Governing, says the mandate is great in theory but until the government steps out of the Stone Age, the policy is next to meaningless.
According to Gartner's latest magic quadrant report, the leaders in the enterprise file synchronization and sharing space are Accellion, Box, Citrix and EMC. Challengers are Dropbox, Google, IBM and Microsoft.
Its first genuine appeal to businesses to please, please let it join the party, is accompanied by a renewed appeal to consumers.
No one is happy about cloud providers getting to peep, parse and use your personal or business content. But, really, it's delusional to think any cloud provider can't paw through your data at will if and when it wants. So announcements like AlephCloud's lock on content to keep provider snooping away will likely be met with cheers--both from cloud users who seek privacy and security, and from cloud providers who want to prove their trustworthiness.
One of the issues that SharePoint shops face when they move to the cloud is what happens if they use another cloud storage service like Google Drive. A new tool from MetaVis helps business customers using Google Drive move to SkyDrive Pro in Office 365.
Just when you thought you had all of the acronyms down--BYOD, COPE, CYOD, MDM, MAM--here comes another one: bring your own cloud.
Apple is terminating a promotion awarding onetime MobileMe premium subscribers complimentary access to its iCloud digital media storage platform.