SugarSync has just introduced an unlimited storage plan for business users. The service will initally start as a 1TB plan, though subscribers can email support for additional storage anytime they need it. The account can be shared with three employees and more can be added when needed. SugarSync for business comes with a plethora of features geared specifically towards business users. Employees can collaborate on files and can install the SugarSync Outlook plugin to send all attachments via SugarSync. All files uploaded to SugarSync are protected by 128-bit AES encryption once uploaded and are secured with TLS (SSL 3.3) when being uploaded to SugarSync’s servers.
SugarSync’s unlimited business plan isn’t cheap. Business users can expect to pay $55 per month or $550 per year for the service. A free trial is available via SugarSync’s website, so you can see what you’re buying into before paying.
If you’re unaware, SugarSync is a popular cloud storage service. The company has apps for all major smartphone OSes and even supports Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Phone. You can use SugarSync to backup your files, to share files and access files on the go. SugarSync is in the process of completely reworking its desktop and mobile apps, so it’ll be exciting to see where the service goes next.
The online cloud storage war has just exploded with the introduction of Google Drive earlier today. With Google Drive, now all major mobile operating system providers have some form of proprietary cloud storage solution including SkyDrive for Windows Phone 7 and iCloud for iOS along with several others like Dropbox, Box and SugarSync.
Both iCloud and Google Drive provide users with 5GB storage space for free whereas SkyDrive provides users with 7GB free space out of the box. SkyDrive initially started out with 25GB free space, but it has now cut down the storage to 7GB. However, if you have been an old user of SkyDrive, you will still be able to claim 25GB of free space.
To reclaim your 25GB of free space in SkyDrive, you will have to login to your account in your browser. Once you do that, you will see a link on the top saying; SkyDrive’s free storage is changing – claim your free 25GB.
Clicking on the link will take you to the manage storage page where you will be given an option to upgrade your storage. Just click on the “Free upgrade” button to increase your storage to 25GB. This option will only be available for a limited time to users who have already used Windows Live SkyDrive in the past. New users will only receive 7GB of free online storage space.
If you are unable to get 25GB in SkyDrive, there are still several other options available including free 50GB space from Box if you are an Android user and up-to 18GB storage in Dropbox from referrals and free space.