Cloud storage services are all the rage these days, as they allow for synchronization of your data across multiple devices and online, effectively also acting as a backup solution. They’re also easy to use and inexpensive.
In a recent podcast episode of Security Now, Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson covered many of the most popular cloud storage and syncing solutions, like Dropbox, Box.net, Carbonite, Crashplan, and others. They described each service, their costs, and compared the value and how people can use each of them, or in some cases, why people shouldn’t use them.
One of my clients is currently a member of the Royal Purple of canada http://www.royalpurpleofcanada.org
She will be taking on a new position next year, so throughout this year i have set her up with a desktop, a laptop, a mobile printer, etc
However she’s been overwhelmed by the amount of email and documents she gets and had been manually updating both computer for both her email plus the word/excel files she updates on a weekly basis.
On almost every client service call we have had over the past year, we have installed Dropbox on their computers. It takes only moments to setup, it’s free, and once we explain the benefits, every client has expressed excitement about the service!