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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The EMC subsidiary, like many of its competitors, runs the gamut from consumer through enterprise backup. SMBs will want to look at MozyPro; larger organizations will move up to MozyEnterprise. The latter offers a number of administrative tools for things like user management and reporting, as well as Active Directory integration.
Mozy stakes its claim squarely in the backup arena rather than collaboration or other related areas. Mozy's "data shuttle" promises to cut down the initial backup window when dealing with larger amounts of data. From a pricing standpoint, MozyPro may best suit those SMBs with a clear understanding of how much data they have across how many machines. That's because it allows customers to specify the number of computers they want to back up and the amount of storage for each, up to 1 TB total. There's also a server backup option.
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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