Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
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While some of its competitors have done away with unlimited backup and storage, Code 42's CrashPlan PRO, which targets smaller businesses, continues to offer it.
Unlimited data plans starts at $270 a year for three computers and increase from there--though at a certain point (think in terms of terabytes) it may make sense to consider CrashPlan PROe, the company's enterprise platform. The latter offers private cloud, hosted, and hybrid options. The PRO version also offers less-expensive, capped data plans for SMBs with modest or predictable backup needs.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?