Twelve Cloud Storage Services for Work and Play

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Microsoft SkyDrive

Microsoft’s SkyDrive offers 7GB of free storage that can be organized by files and folder. SkyDrive can be accessed from the Web, as well as through various SkyDrive client apps. It really works best through its native integration with Windows 8, though, which was further enhanced in Windows 8.1. While not often mentioned, another benefit of SkyDrive is how the Web interface supports the ability for multiple users to view or even make simultaneous edits on various types of productivity documents without having to download the client. Additional storage space on top of the default free capacity costs $10/year for 20GB, $25/year for 50GB, and $50/year for 100GB.

Confused by the many cloud storage services out there? It used to be that we could choose among only a handful of cloud storage services, all of which offered basic file storage services. The proliferation of the cloud and the BYOD phenomenon have sparked a high level of interest in storing data online, however.

Today, many established cloud storage services can be easily counted, many of them offering advanced collaborate and synchronization capabilities. Here, we take a closer look at 12 cloud storage services that you can deploy for work and play.


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