As a follow up to one of my previous articles featuring SugarSync’s online back-up service, SugarSync has launched what they have dubbed as “Cloud U”.
After writing the article about SugarSync and their wonderful tool for backing up documents, videos, pictures, music etc. from your computer and making them accessible from any computer, smartphone or internet-enabled mobile device, I received a lot of feedback from people that they were reluctant to try a service such as this, because of security concerns.
While security is a legitimate concern when deciding to back-up critical user data to the Cloud using an online back-up service such as SugarSync, I feel that the majority of people that have expressed reservations about joining, simply did not know enough about the Cloud and how it works, which caused a lot of their anxiety. For example, SugarSync does not remove your hard data from your machine and store the files on a server where you have no control over the security of that server, and files cannot be accounted for. The files that are synced remain on your machine and you can mange these files as if they were in a folder on your local computer.
SugarSync has launched Cloud U to educate consumers and small businesses about the Cloud and how they can utilize the SugarSync service to make their data easily accessible and secure.
You can check out Cloud U here and follow below for the official press release.
Learn More About “The Cloud” at CloudU
SugarSync Launches Educational Site to Help Consumers and Businesses Understand and Benefit from the Cloud
SAN MATEO, CALIF., July 20, 2011 – SugarSync Inc., maker of the award-winning SugarSync online file backup, access, sync and sharing service, today announced that it has launched CloudU, an educational site dedicated to helping people understand “the Cloud.” CloudU features helpful videos and informative content that covers a wide range of topics from “What is the Cloud?” to how it can help consumers and small businesses (SMBs), as well as educational videos to learn more about the advantages of certain SugarSync Cloud features.
What is it?
CloudU: Everything you need to know about “The Cloud”
New videos, whitepapers, and other content will be added each week, so check back often to view new content at www.sugarsync.com/cloudu.
Who is it for?
For any individual or small business looking to understand what the Cloud is, how it works and what it can do for you.
How can I submit questions?
To submit questions or suggest new topics to be covered, please contact SugarSync at [email protected]
SugarSync is a leading provider of Personal Cloud services that enable consumers and SMBs to access ALL of their data, anytime, anywhere, and from any device. SugarSync enables mobile consumers and professionals to backup, sync, access and share all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC, or mobile device (including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices). SugarSync users can sync files in ANY folder and access and share those files via the cloud, providing a Personal Cloud service that matches the way people currently organize their folders and manage their digital lives. SugarSync’s file sharing and collaboration tools also allow users to share any folder or file with a simple URL via social networks, email, instant messaging and more.
The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit www.SugarSync.com, follow us on Twitter @sugarsync or visit SugarSync on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SugarSync.