Posted on Jul 02, 2012
Google has been all over the news lately, coming off their I/O conference. They introduced a new tablet, media player, and updates to their Android OS. However, there were also some news related to the Google applications that many small businesses use daily.
Google has introduced offline text editing in Google Docs, they are working on offline editing for presentation applications and spreadsheets as well. This feature enables users to be able to edit documents on the go without a wireless connection, and then the users changes will synch the changes to the cloud when they connect again. These changes are sure to create competition with Microsoft. Google already has 5 million businesses using its current cloud applications.
Additionally, the Google Drive app will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch this week.
Posted on May 16, 2012
Facebook is rolling out file sharing to all groups. Even though it has many restrictions, it still gives some competition and limits the growth potential of cloud storage services like iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox. MP3 music files and any copyright files are not allowed and the file size is limited to 25mb. Although this is first version, be sure that Facebook will improve this in the future to compete.
This could be an issue for organizations having users spend too much time on Facebook and losing productivity, and also, IT departments having to deal with new security issues to the Facebook’s file sharing. There is always a new target for Hackers as these new options evolve on Facebook and other cloud based technology, which is still to be determined.
Posted on May 09, 2012
Ever want to drop a PDF in a folder and it would automatically reveal itself in your Kindle? Or importing your PDF files automatically sign themselves? This kind of technology would be very useful for IT departments supporting their users without the special requests for help all the time by users. Now it can be done automatically, and these are just some of the features by Wappwolf which works along with your Dropbox or Google Drive account.
Posted on May 02, 2012
Security for Cloud services is a big issue and the debate continues about Cloud services for organizations. IT departments concerns are always about security with so much cybercriminal activity out there; how safe is your data?
Google Drive’s big announcement of taking on some competition against Dropbox and Microsoft Skydrive is good for consumers and organizations for all types of good reasons, but are the right security parameters in place to use their services?
Posted on May 01, 2012
Dropbox has been in the news since last week due to Google Drive dampening their products appeal. Dropbox has come back with changes that are going to be competitive with Google Drive.
IT departments and their users can really benefit from this healthy competition of Cloud technology, it will free up storage space on company networks among their users. This also helps their IT support efforts for less Malware and viruses to be spread.
Posted on Apr 24, 2012
Microsoft’s Skydrive is making its mark against the competition. Watch out Dropbox…another competitor is here!! Google Drive announced last week to also be a big threat against Dropbox. They have their eyes open now. This is great for IT departments worried about back-ups and storage issues, it now opens up some room for relief.