The File Transporter - Getting Connected
I want to take a moment to discuss a consumer, prosumer and small business storage solution that I am a huge fan of (so much so that I personally invested in the company):
Connected Data and its product the File Transporter - www.FileTransporter.com
File Transporter is a "social" storage system that is accessible anywhere in the world. Here is my breakdown of who should be interested in the File Transporter:
1. Anyone that needs additional storage for their laptops, PCs and/or IPADs. I use it for two of my Macs, one Windows-based PC and my IPAD. I love that I don't have to connect via USB and that I can share it with all of my computers and devices.
2. You need to access your data anywhere in the world. You download the client software and can access your data anywhere. I travel a great deal and want to make sure I can get access to my data anywhere.
3. If you want to share data with your family, friends, business associates, etc. Yes I used DropBox today and I pretty much hate it. It is cumbersome and slow and many of my clients have corporate polices against using DropBox. And yes it does bother me that DropBox doesn't encrypt the data - so anyone at DropBox can see the data if they wanted to. The File Transporter allows you to share your data securely and the user interface is very easy.
4. You want to backup and archive data. It is the perfect system to store backup copies and dormant data off of your active computers and devices. In the future I am going to buy my Macs with less internal storage and move all of the files I don't use (which is the majority of them) to my File Transporters.
5. It is great for individuals that just want additonal storage versus getting one of these legacy USB external drives. And the additional benefits of having it be used for all your devices is a big advantage. Add to that accessing your data anywhere. And being able to share your files just puts it over the top.
6. It is also a perfect solution for small business such as law firms, accountants, doctors, consultants (like me), etc. You can use it for all of the above capabilties. The backup use case also makes a ton of sense. You can back up your systems to the File Transporter and keep copies of your data offsite. There are still small companies that take tapes home with them! And the more "modern" companies use ongoing cloud services they pay for monthly, which adds up pretty quickly. You can remove all that expense and risk and use the File Transporter for offsite backup as well as for a number of other use cases - making the cost justification even more compelling.
The File Transporter is a big deal because it is very easy to use, intelligent, shareable, accessible anywhere and very cost effective. I believe for individuals and small businesses - it is going to change how we think about storage.
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