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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Symantec's on-premises Backup Exec software has been around a while, but the company recently added an online version, Backup Exec.cloud. It's intended primarily for SMB environments looking for automatic backup without the need for on-site hardware or software. Because it's Symantec, data security is also a big part of the pitch. Pricing is a bit tougher to sort through. Licensing is based on the total amount of storage you need; it is sold as an annual subscription in 10 GB increments. Example scenario: a business with 500 GB of storage would pay $59.47 a year per 10 GB increment--or $2,973.50 total.
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.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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