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ipadtipz
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10/26/2012 | 10:50:55 PM
re: Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Whether we like it or not our life is living in multiple clouds wherein our own computers are really clouds and so are Email and all of the public and private cloud drives. It is hard on a desktop but almost impossible to find anything in a hurry and take action on a document. To solve this problem we have created a new app called DocSync.Net which is available for free in App Store on iPad. We would like to get your feedback on it while we are adding lots of other features requested by some of the early users. Please try and give us some feedback.
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5/15/2012 | 1:52:24 PM
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It's not crazy.....but it does seem like an inefficient way to work. I hope that there will be some streamlining of the work process. In my own work, I use dropbox, gmail, and iCloud. It gets confusing and sometimes reduced productivity.

Honestly though....Google Drive and Drop Box are nowhere near my favorite cloud services. I think some of the best are the lesser known companies like JustCloud, Mozy, SugarSync. I've actually reviewed them at my site..http://www.top10cloudstorage.com/clou...

Check it out if you have a minute!
Andrew Hornback
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5/2/2012 | 12:53:35 AM
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While many CIOs look the other way, I know of a few that are absolutely dead-set against it... of course, they're also the CIOs for large, publicly-traded organizations that have to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.

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5/2/2012 | 12:52:02 AM
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What kind of safeguards does Accellion use with regards to data that is in transit to/from their cloud? I'm curious...

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4/28/2012 | 10:42:15 AM
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Not crazy as you chose to use the tools that get your job done. Then again, quite a bit crazy as you rely on cloud services to get your professional work done. Sure, it is fine for quickly exchanging a note or such, but beyond that I still have severe doubts. Any other day one or more cloud services are reported as having outages, cloud services get shut off, usage terms change, and you never know where your files really are and who is poking around in them.
At least make sure you have a plan B. And 'B' does not stand for backup, that should be an important part of plan A.
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4/26/2012 | 8:44:41 PM
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Personal cloud storage (what you're calling bring-your-own-cloud) is a challenge that many CIOs look the other way on today. But isn't the key is to have an approved, enterprise security-friendly approach in place so "Shadow IT" (or pragmatic business practices) doesn't need to step in an fill the void. --Paul Calento http://bit.ly/paul_calento
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4/25/2012 | 7:44:18 PM
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This idea of BYOC - says it all. Where to store and sync files is confusing for people and will now be dispersed over iCloud, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. For businesses that care about protecting intellectual property, financial documents, patient data, and managing where sensitive data goes, Accellion is the solution (yes, I work there). It has all the ease of use and productivity of these solutions, but also a private cloud deployment option. With Accellion, your data doesn't get replicated in a public cloud and it's not subject to the whims of a privacy policy.


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