Cloud Business Apps

Data Location & Privacy


In the online environment most people spend a large amount of their time emailing. In essence, it should make our lives easier but with all the emails, websites, business, shopping etc. some individuals may feel that email has complicated life to the extent that we lose track of what we're doing. Some people use task manager tools, such as AtTask or ProWorkflow or Zoho Projects, but an additional way to utilize time effectively and to make your life more organized and manageable is to have more than one email address. For those of you still using one email address for all aspects of your online communication, here are 9 reasons why you need to have multiple email addresses, and so you can focus on email management instead of email insanity. (more…)


As a consumer, you are surely familiar with file sharing applications like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive by now. And, like many business people, you may have tried those tools for your business, only to find that for sharing sensitive internal documents, none of them is ideal. So what we're talking about here might be something new to you: enterprise-level file sharing software. (more…)


If you watched Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) on June 2, 2014 you surely heard presenters Tim Cook and Craig Federighi repeat the word “Continuity” several times. Continuity is a feature set that Apple has developed. (more…)


As technology advances and mobile devices become more and more prominent in the workplace, Mobile Device Management has become a major consideration for businesses of all sizes. With an increased demand for MDM solutions has come an influx of cloud-based SaaS applications, implementing an over-the-air method of connecting multiple mobile devices, moving away from the previously used but less comprehensive EAS (Emergency Alert System). With the increased popularity of corporate mobile devices as well as BYOD (bring your own device) being used by businesses of all sizes, companies need a way to connect, control and protect these devices. The main features most users are looking out for are security, protection and access control; mobile application enablement; data control and synchronization; common configuration settings and policy management; and monitoring and reporting functions. (more…)


Intralinks VIA Review – Share Large Files Securely

By Stephanie Faris, 16 September 2013

Anyone who has ever tried to share large files with someone knows that finding a venue can be tricky. Most e-mail programs have size limits and FTP solutions can be complicated to navigate. Intralinks VIA is a SaaS solution that allows users to exchange and store files securely with the ability to access all content via a mobile device. This Intralinks VIA review will examine the app's features and benefits to determine how it stacks up against competitors like Dropbox. The file-sharing service says it provides the most secure way to share files across multiple devices. We'll see how Intralinks VIA compares to free solutions in both security and features. (more…)



Cloud Computing Is Inexpensive, Safe And Green

By Stephanie Watson, 7 August 2012

When people find out that I work from home using Internet technology to do everything from meeting with clients (Skype), to final delivery of end projects (Dropbox) and that I leverage the cloud from start to finish because it saves me time, money, energy and effort, they are usually shocked. They'll say things like, "What do you mean you don't meet clients in person?" and, "What do you mean you don't have that software on your computer?" I've been doing this since the mid 1990's, with wonderful results, but it has only been lately that others have jumped on the cloud business apps bandwagon. This makes my job a bit easier in convincing a client to use cloud-based systems. I don't have to explain near as much about how it all works. Unfortunately, there are still holdouts. If you're still waiting in the wings and are worried about the expense, safety and security of the cloud, read the following to learn more. Let me know what you think! (more…)


Oh yes, Big Data is the IT Buzzword of 2012! But what is actually Big Data? What does it have to do with cloud computing and is it something small businesses should be aware of? This article attempts to clarify all these questions and gives insights into expert opinions on Big Data. (more…)


Cloud computing has "unique attributes that require risk assessment in areas such as data integrity, recovery, privacy  and an evaluation of legal issues," Gartner says. Now that businesses  are increasingly tapping into the cloud, they need to pay close attention to these risks more than ever. In line with such concern we had an interview with Nicole Black, a lawyer and legal technology author. In this post, Nicole introduces us to the world of legal technology and addresses the topic of data safety in the cloud. (more…)


When you are choosing an application for your business, it is important to get transparent and easy-to-understand information about the privacy practices of the provider and to know how your corporate data will be handled. Small businesses should have privacy concerns when moving to the cloud and it is our role in GetApp.com, as well as our partners to remove these concerns. Client privacy, confidentiality and security are central to us. (more…)


SMBs are turning to cloud applications in greater numbers than ever before. After all, cloud computing applications can lower IT costs, increase productivity and even offer a more secure solution for storing mission-critical work product. Cloud computing has truly been a blessing for the SMB market as it has opened up doors to applications that were once only used by the enterprise market with deeper pockets and larger IT departments. (more…)