Lets face it more and more people are being given Notebooks at their place of work. You want to have access to files at the office and away. You may not have internet access and your VPN performance might not be what you would like.
You can certainly use Cloud based solutions and sync to the cloud – but security might be an issue with work related documents. Company policy might be to save all files on the network so they are backed up and keep nothing on your local drive on your notebook.
There are several different solutions you might want to look at when your trying to follow policy as well as being as productive as possible. You can use Microsoft Live Mesh to sync your network files or folders with your local drive on your notebook. Alternatively I saw a small application reviewed today called FOLDER Replica (Win2000 / XP / Vista / Win7). Take a look for yourself – read the review it might be handy to have.
Folder replica is a folder synchronization program that is designed to make your life easier in daily file manipulation routines. Advancement in HDD drive technology has made hard drives a cheap, fast and accessible backup option. The flexibility to copy and change data on to your backup device has brought new problems of how to avoid unnecessary data transfer every time you want to make a fresh copy of your data.
Full Review @ addictivetips
– 7G of online Storage – Auto-Sync of folders and files to the cloud – play music files
Only MiMedia Gives You All of This:
- Watch, Stream and Enjoy Your Media on Demand
- Effortless Photo and Video Sharing
- Fastest Upload via the Shuttle DriveTM
- Automatic Online Backup
- Highly Secure Storage
We are all storage hungry – if your like me you use several cloud storage services. You always have to think about security and what your sharing with the Cloud, but if your smart it can be used as a great backup of non-sensitive information. Some are easier than others and some you might trust more than another.
I currently use Live Mesh and Skydrive from Microsoft as well as Dropbox. Live Mesh is a great product if you have multiple computers and you want to sync up your folders or specific files from one to the other with the option of having it in the cloud as well. Skydrive is a manually process but with 25G and it being used for Microsoft cloud apps – it’s a must. Dropbox is a single folder you can save information to and have it sync with the cloud and other computers. It’s fast and works really well with plug-ins for smartphones.
There are others I have mentioned in the past listed on a folder on my main page of the blog.
A new player has entered the game – CLOUD EXPERIENCE – Beta – from fist looks it seems to have most of the features of Dropbox. Sync from multiple devices – share your files with others and access the service from anywhere.
A full length review was published on AddictiveTips today – take a read!
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