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    Choosing a cloud storage provider Choosing a cloud storage provider Presentation Transcript

    • PresentsChoosing a Cloud Storage Provider 02/21/13
    • IntroductionsAlex Green, Aimy Enriquez, and Jessica FraserServing at 501 Commonswww.501commons.org
    • Overview• "Cloud storage" overview• Dropbox• SugarSync• Google Drive• SkyDrive• iCloud• Summary• Survey & Questions
    • Cloud Storage http://xkcd.com/1117/• Remote servers hosted on the Internet opposed to local server or personal computer o Store, manage, process data o E-mail, social media, YouTube, flickr• Centralize, share, and collaborate on work
    • Dropbox• 2 GB free upon signing up o $9.99/month for 50 GB; $19.99/month for 100 GB• Mac, Windows, & Linux; iOS, Android & Blackberry• Version tracking: restore• File and folder collaboration• Automatic desktop syncing o "Dropbox" folder• Public file sharing• No file size upload limit o 300 MB via browser
    • SugarSync• 5 GB free upon signing up o $4.99/month for 30 GB, $9.99/month for 60 GB• Mac & Windows; iOS, Android, & Blackberry• Version tracking: restore• File and folder collaboration• Multi-folder desktop syncing• Public file sharing: password protection• No file size upload limit
    • Google Drive• 5 GB free upon signing up o $2.49/month for 25 GB; $4.99/month for 100 GB• Mac & Windows; iOS & Android• Version tracking: restore• File and folder collaboration• Automatic desktop syncing o "Google Drive" folder• Public file sharing• 10 GB file upload limit
    • Google Drive• Can open over 15 different types of files o Images, videos, Photoshop, AutoCAD• Uses Google searches o Pictures and OCR (optical character recognition)• Edit and create documents within browser• Real time editing o Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings
    • SkyDrive• 7 GB free upon signing up o $10/year for 20 GB; $25/year for 50 GB, $50/year for 100 GB• Mac & Windows; iOS, Android & Windows Phone o and Xbox!• Version tracking: no restore• File and folder collaboration• Multi-folder desktop syncing• Public file sharing• 2 GB file upload limit
    • SkyDrive• Web Apps of PowerPoint, Excel, Word and OneNote o Edit and create documents within browser• Can "fetch" non-synced items from Windows computers o Search through home computer• Real time editing
    • iCloud• 5 GB free upon signing up o $20/year for 10GB; $40/year for 20 GB, $100/year for 50 GB• Mac & Windows; iOS• No version tracking• No file and folder collaboration• No folder syncing• No public file sharing• 25 MB file upload limit o 250 MB if paid account
    • iCloud• Arguably easiest "syncing" o But only with Apple products iWork: Pages, Keynote, Numbers o Music, photos, calendars, contacts, docs• iTunes purchases: can continue on different device o $24.99/year for items not purchased through iTunes• Safari browsing: continue on webpage where left off
    • Summary Free Desktop Mobile Version File Public Max storage Tracking Syncing File File space Sharing Upload size Mac Windows Linux iOS Android Blackberry Windows Phone Dropbox 2 GB x x x x x x Yes, with 1 desktop Yes None restore folder (300MB via browser)SugarSync 5 GB x x x x x Yes, with Multiple Yes, with None restore folders password protection Google 5 GB x x x x Yes, with 1 desktop Yes 10 GB Drive restore folderSkyDrive 7 GB x x x x x Yes Multiple Yes 2 GB folders iCloud 5 GB x x x No No No 25 MB
    • We can help you furtherFor info on:• Future workshops on technological applications, social media methods, and other topics• Participating in a free tech assessment of your nonprofitEmail us: vistatech@501Commons.org
    • Any questions? Is that it?! photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticrevolver/164351244/
    • Resources• 501 Commons Technology Knowledge Center o Tools, tips, & trainings to help make good tech decisions!• For other nonprofit events, please check out the events page on the 501 Commons website• While youre at it, check out all of Technology Services 501 Commons has to offer