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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Free Cloud Storage

Do you have important business documents (or any documents) that you need to save but you're running out of space on your laptop, PC or other storage devices.
Cloud storage might just be the solution to your dilemma and the best part is the first couple of gigs is FREE.

All you need is an internet connection and you're good to go.
Some of the benefits of storing documents in the cloud  is that you don't need to worry about your PC or hard drive crashing as your cloud service provider takes care of backups for you. Another advantage is that you can access these documents from anywhere i.e. from your laptop, your internet enabled phone, tablet or any PC with an internet connection.

By now you must be wondering, that's all good but how do I get started. Well there are three companies that I've researched that offer cloud storage and they all offer a free option.

First off we have SkyDrive by Microsoft.  SkyDrive offers 7gigs of free data storage. The issue I have with the SkyDrive option is that you can't upload folders, you have to upload individual files. I found this a bit tedious. Anyway to gain access to SkyDrive you need a microsoft account.
Getting an account is free and you can do so by clicking on the "Sign Up Now" link on the following page
Once you have your account you can log in from the above link as well.

Next we have DropBox. DropBox is a really cool option and probably offers the most features.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. The first 2.25 GB is free of charge. To create an account copy and paste the following link into your browser.

Lastly and my favourite is Google Drive. Google Drive offers you the first 5GBs free of charge. It integrates with your GMAIL and uses the same powerful search as GMAIL has. You can log in with your gmail account so no need to register again. You can access Google Drive here.

Any questions around cloud storage please feel free to email me at
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