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Things to read on a rainy day

You might have missed some of the following articles, but people working at CloudMe have written a few quite good articles that has been published in different publications during the year. A service like CloudMe have implications for both personal and business life, the choice of service affects the level of privacy and safety your information will enjoy as well as legal compliance with data protection acts in the country you live. This is especially important for residents of the European Union who need to think more than twice if they should use a USA-based or USA-affiliated service. Information that goes in and out of the US will be under surveillance. CloudMe is the cloud alternative for everyone that do not want to be under surveillance or for IT-departments that wants to bring back control over data and ultimately their business.

Entrepreneur.com
How Millennials Are Defining the Sharing Economy

Millennials are the largest generation in U.S. history, making up 83.1 million of the nation’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As this group of individuals approaches their prime spending years, they have the ability to significantly alter the buying power of the U.S. economy. Read more…

AberdeenEssentials.com
The Intangible Future and the Rise of the Internet File System

Technology – cloud technology in particular – is slowly replacing the tangible items in our daily life and transforming how we conduct business. Read more…

CMSwire.com
Preventing a Cloud-Fueled Privacy Breakdown

The cloud fuels much of the digital landscape surrounding our work and personal lives. It allows for collaboration across international borders, sharing of information between coworkers, family and friends, and serves as a mobile storage unit for our memories. Read more…

LinkedIn.com
Today’s end of Safe Harbor Act is the dawn of a new era for European cloud services and a wake up call for EU companies using cloud services

You are today officially out of excuses of being plain stupid. Everyone knows that you shouldn’t leave a credit card in public, but in the cloud world people are willingly handing over private information even though they know it is going to be under surveillance by foreign governments – the poor excuse to date has been that the cloud service I use has signed the Safe Harbor Act. Read more…

DataCenterPost.com
What the End of the Safe Harbor Act Means for Companies Using Cloud Services

It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t leave sensitive data open to the public, but companies are willingly handing over private information in the cloud even though they know it’s going to be under surveillance by foreign governments. A report by Gartner predicts that by the end of 2016 more than 50 percent of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in the public cloud. Read more…

ReadWrite.com
Why Small Cloud Companies Have An Advantage Right Now

The race is heating up for cloud companies, as some of the largest players battle it out over how much storage they can offer and at what price point. That may seem like a great thing—who wouldn’t want more cloud storage for less?—but the reality is that everything has a cost. In this case, the price may be innovation and sacrifices in the user experience. Read more…

VirtualOfficeResource.com
In the Wake of the Cloud: A 360 Degree View of the Cloud’s Impact

The cloud has vastly changed the workplace environment, from streamlining management operations to improving productivity and collaboration for employees. When looking at business agility, cloud technologies have improved the pace and efficiency at which employees function and have provided a centralized management system for businesses to store company information. Read more…

SaaScribe.com
CloudMe CEO Daniel Arthursson Interview

SaaScribe recently caught up with Daniel Arthursson, CEO of CloudMe, a leading European sync / storage company founded in 2011. Arthursson, a savvy serial Entrepreneur from Sweden, Read more…

CloudMe Crowned 2012 Bully Award Winner

White Bull AwardWe have the pleasure of yet again accepting an award on behalf of you our loyal users!  CloudMe is a 2012 Bully Award Winner.  This award was presented by White Bull Summits to honor Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies.

“The 2012 Bully Award winners were selected for innovation and excellence in the TMT sector.  They are leaders in their field, with meaningful business propositions and market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions,” stated Farley Duvall, Chairman and founder of White Bull Summits.

Wow! This marks the third time this year that CloudMe has been acknowledged as a leader in the TMT sector.  Earlier this year, CloudMe received the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award and the Always On Global 250 Top Private Company Award.  Honored as we are to be on the receiving end of these awards, we realize that there continues to be room for improvement.  We’ve made great strides this year in implementing some amazing features you’ve requested.  Let’s keep the momentum going.  Your feedback is invaluable so keep it coming! Drop us a line in the comments below.

CloudMe Sync Part 1- Upload Sync

Looking for customized syncing above and beyond our preset Blue Folder? Then CloudMe Sync is for you! Let’s start by exploring the first type of sync offered by CloudMe – Upload sync.

Use Upload sync for an easy upload of your files as well as for scheduled automatic daily backups. With Upload sync, your files will only be synced one way –up to your CloudMe account.

Examples of Upload Sync folders

  1. Pictures– Ensure that all your pictures are synced daily to the cloud
  2. Music – Easily upload your music so you can listen to it anywhere
  3. Computer backup – Schedule a daily backup of your computer files for peace of mind

Tutorial –How to create a new Upload sync folder.

The following instructions will help you setup an Upload sync folder for your pictures.  That way every time new pictures are saved to your computer, they’ll be backed up daily to your CloudMe account. Access, view and share them while on the go from our iPhone/Android app or log in to our web access from any computer or device.

Now, just open your CloudMe Sync application and we’ll get started!

3 Easy Steps to Create a new Upload sync folder – Ex. Pictures*

1. Add a sync folder

 a. Click “Add a sync folder”

 b. Under the Cloud Drive tab – double click to open the “Documents” folder and select “Pictures”

     c. Under the Local folders tab – select your “Pictures” folder from your local computer and click “OK”
2. Change Sync type

     a. Select the “Picture” sync folder you just created

b. Under “Sync type”, select “Upload” (Note: The default sync type for new sync folders is Bidirectional. The double  arrows on the sync folder will change to a single upward arrow once you select “Upload”)

     c. Exit this window

3. Set Scheduler

     a. Click on the cogwheel (Settings) icon

     b. Under “Scheduler”, check the box “Use scheduler”

     c. Choose daily or weekly then click “OK”

*Repeat this process for every folder on your computer, such as Music and Documents, that you’d like to backup daily by creating their own Upload sync folder.

Create as many Upload sync folders as you wish!

Take a load off your mind. Safeguard your pictures, music, documents –heck, your entire laptop’s files from loss, theft or damage by setting an automatic daily backup for them.  With CloudMe Sync, just set it and forget it!

 

The Blue Folder? It’s here!

You have probably already heard about it. We have taken the next step in our development on the way to become the most wanted cloud storage service out there. You have told us that you appreciate all the possible ways to adapt CloudMe to your specific needs. At the same time you are all looking for simplicity in your everyday use.

Now finally, you can have both!

By downloading CloudMe to your computer you will automatically get a Blue Folder on all your connected devices. And just by putting your files in the Blue Folder, they are accessible from everywhere! Can it be any easier?

But wait, there is more.

For those of you who want to be able to set up your own preferences, the new release doesn´t end with the Blue Folder. It´s just the start. By enabling you to choose which folders to sync, and how to sync them you will have endless possibilities to personalize CloudMe to meet your specific needs.

If you are already using Easy Upload you will find that the new CloudMe download keeps all your settings and implements them in to the new version. Now all you have to do is to download CloudMe from here to your computer.

Enjoy!

CloudMe’s Stance on Security Issues

The Fraunhofer Institut made a report about the safety and security of some of the most well known Cloud solutions, such as Dropbox and CloudMe. They are criticizing the level of security these Cloud solutions provide based on a number of criteria, primarily regarding their easy access abilities and user-friendly interface.

We always appreciate our service being evaluated by third parties and we find this report both interesting and valuable for our future development. However, in all services there is a fine balance between usability and security and we are constantly assessing this balance.

In the connected world of today, information is never as secure as many people and companies would like it to be. Awareness of the risks once you are on the internet is something that should never be forgotten. But the lock-in solutions needed to achieve a 100% level of security is not something that we think would benefit those who use our service.

We strongly believe that the benefits of being able to store, access and share photos, music and files with friends and family, in an easy and user-friendly way, is what matters the most to our users.

CloudMe Wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Our many thanks and appreciation go out to our loyal CloudMe users! CloudMe has been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Award, a prestigious list recognizing the year’s most promising private technology ventures that play a leading role in innovation and technology within the European and EMEA business region.

Wow! Thank you all for your unwavering support and encouragement. Your feedback has been invaluable in helping us develop and improve our service. We’ve made a commitment to you, our users, to listen to what you have to say in order to provide you with the best service possible.  Together we’ve made CloudMe the award winning service it is today and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Mathias Ericsson & Alex Vieux

Mathias Ericsson and Alex Vieux

Mathias Ericsson, CEO of CloudMe, said, “Internet is rapidly becoming the reason to use a computer and files are now also following users to the cloud. The upside of having all your files in the cloud is constant access, but also being able to share content on the go. With more and more connected devices – a common meeting point for them becomes necessary – that is what we are offering with our cloud storage. Naturally we are very proud of being selected by Red Herring as a winner, it is important for our team and a confirmation that we are on the right path internationally.”

Continue on our journey with us! Keep those comments and feedback coming. We’ve only just begun. Get ready for some amazing feature improvements due to be released within the next year. What are your thoughts on our progress so far? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!