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Stratustician
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9/21/2015 | 3:10:32 PM
Lots of options, but it depends on the user
Glad to see some new entrants in this area, and while I personally have access to more traditional services like iCloud and OneDrive, I'm still a heavy dropbox user.  For me, although it is a paid service, after having dropbox for several years, for me it does exactly what I need it to do and works across platforms flawlessly.  I find it's also easier to share files as many folks I know might not have access to other services (although yes, they could simply download from the link) so it makes collaboration easier.

For organizations, I definitely see Box picking up steam, although heavy Microsoft users definitely benefit from the free services with OneDrive.
Technocrati
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9/21/2015 | 8:27:22 PM
Document Overload ? Copy Might Just Be the Answer

This was a really timely piece Kelly.   I was just thinking I need to have a better Cloud solution than I have now.  I am using Google's Cloud but it can be annoying at times, so I am going to give Copy a try thanks to you informing me of it's existence.

I plan to use it for documents primarily and I think it might just be the hassle free solution I was looking for !

 

Thanks !

Technocrati
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9/21/2015 | 8:31:15 PM
Re: Lots of options, but it depends on the user

OneDrive does seem like a decent option, but not something I am too excited to get tied up with. 

I might try it one of these days though.

Technocrati
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9/21/2015 | 8:42:21 PM
Saving the Best for Almost Last ?

Oh Geez !   It just keeps getting better.   I just now saw MEGA and it's 50G of storage for free !    Now that brings a smile to my face !   I am going to spread the wealth around between Copy and Mega !

 

This was a pleasant surprise indeed.

EdwardY550
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9/22/2015 | 1:03:27 PM
Wouldn't trust most cloud...
storage for sensitive info. I use Google Drive for work-related project management stuff, Dropbox for sharing images, iCloud for backing up personal stuff from my iPhone, Carbonite to back up all my files. But for sensitive data I use and recommend CertainSafe. Their cloud storage is the only one that has MicroEncryption which uses tokenization to encrypt data down to the byte level. One example is a document that has all my master passwords for all my accounts. That doc would be devastating to lose, so that one definitely is stored on CertainSafe.
cft28977
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9/22/2015 | 3:18:30 PM
Expensive User Licenses
It's amazing that people love Box and Dropbox so much. In my experience, these services simply lack enteprise features. And $15/user a month? Ridiculous. That's $180 a year. If you have 10 users and need 100 GB, you're seriously going to charge me $1800+ every year? At my current cloud service provider, I'm paying for $660/year on 100 GB and 10 users. Why Box? Why Dropbox? Because they're popular? Do your research, these are expensive services that severely lack truly enterprise-grade services. Not worth the money at all.
SachinEE
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9/23/2015 | 9:28:36 AM
Re: Expensive User Licenses
@Cft: Not just that they don't have proper support tools as well. I know about Google Drive, it has a lot of tools in its disposal. Haven't used Box, but DropBox doesn't cut it enough for me.
SachinEE
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9/23/2015 | 9:30:33 AM
Re: Lots of options, but it depends on the user
@Technocrati: Microsoft always had an all rounder approach, it's not the best but it will be if Microsoft provides good support features. 
SachinEE
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9/23/2015 | 9:36:28 AM
Re: Document Overload ? Copy Might Just Be the Answer
@Technocrati: Google Drive is slow at times and that gets on my nerves. Moreover the folder upload goes through a lot of hash checks so if there is any encrypted or registry files, they get compressed. Which is not good. I lost a locker of passwords because of this. When will Google Drive allow all files. 
GAProgrammer
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9/24/2015 | 9:46:54 AM
No Amazon Cloud Drive?
I was surprised that Amazon Cloud Drive didn't make the list. I have an unilimited account for only $59/year. Maybe because that was a limited time offer?
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