Myrtle Beach Computer Repair On Sharing Documents
If you have a need to share documents with your associates or would prefer not to send files over emails, using the “Cloud” is the way to go. With so many threats with file attachments, this is one way to avoid being attacked by a nasty virus.
I am sure that you have heard a lot about the cloud lately and we are not referring to the great summer days we are experiencing in Myrtle Beach these days. We are referring to the cloud that enables you to deliver computer services over the internet in real-time. This allows you the end user instant access to data and applications from any device that has internet access including your smart phone.
There are several online Cloud storage solutions and many of them are FREE – I vote for that! However, if you have lots of stuff to share – you will pay a small price for that extra storage.
Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services, it is simple to use and the free account gives you 2GB of storage. It will sync across multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) after you upload. Apps are available for iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry as well. Dropbox claims that your files are safe and encrypted but a recent lawsuit (see below in Dirty Tricks). Should you require more storage, you can pay $10/month for 50 GB or $20/month for 100 GB.
Box.net provides 5 GB of free storage, with a file size limit of up to 25 MB. 25 GB will cost you $10/month and 50 GB costs $20/month. It supports mobile access from the iPad/iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Box.net has some nifty collaboration tools
SkyDrive is part of Microsoft’s Windows Live and provides 25GB of storage for free but that is it. Currently there is not an option to go beyond the 25. You can sync files across Windows and Mac computers.
Give us a call at Myrtle Beach Computers PCRx at 843-488-4100 and we will be happy to answer any of your storage questions.