Storage Selection Criteria Part One Internet connection speed? Share files with others? Access files from tablet, phone, PC, Mac? Available platforms? Pay for the convenience? Feature set? 24/7 Technical Support (phone / chat / e-mail)
Storage Selection Criteria Part Two Pre-existing Apps or use your own? Company permanence, security, outage track record? Encryption? Privacy? File Sharing and / or Folder Sharing File Versioning (how many?) Digital Rights Management restrictions? Based in the United States?
Backup Selection Criteria Part One Internet connection speed? Available platforms? Rate per Gigabyte? Company permanence, security, outage track record? Encryption? 24/7 Technical Support (phone / chat / e-mail)
Backup Selection Criteria Part Two Automated / Scheduled Backups. File Versioning (how many?) Multiple computers? Privacy concerns. Digital Rights Management restrictions? Based in the United States?
Your choices for storage Amazon Cloud DriveJust Cloud BackupGenieMediafire BayFilesMEGA BoxOnedrive CloudMeOziBox CopypCloud CubbySeaCloud DropboxSFShare FiredriveShared Golden Frog's Dump TruckSlash Drive Google DriveStreamNation HiDriveSurDoc hubiCUbuntu One Inbox.comZip Cloud Jumpshare
Your choices for backup AcronisGillware Online BackupMyOtherDrive ADriveHightailMyPCBackup AltDriveIDriveNitroBackup avast BackUpIozetaNomadesk BackblazeJottacloud Norton Online Backup Backup LizardJungle DiskOpenDrive BackupRunnerKineticDSafeSync BitcasaLivedriveSOS Personal Cloud Carbonite Malwarebytes Secure Backup SpiderOak Comodo BackupMcAfee Online BackupSugarSync CrashPlanMemopalSymform CyphertiteMevvo Total Defense Online B/U ElephantDriveMozyZoolz
Reasons for my choice Part One I selected Ubuntu One because it offered Windows and Linux clients. Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, is well capitalized. I trusted Canonical to do the right thing. I am disappointed in Canonical, but not disgusted. I selected Box because it is well capitalized.
Reasons for my choice Part Two Box has had no security breaches as has Dropbox. Box has had fewer outages than Google Drive (99.99%). Box is free with a 10 GB storage space. Box has no Linux client but the web site makes up for it. 250 MB file size limit for free accounts. Box Notes text editor