We’re all spending more time working from different locations on multiple devices (desktop, laptop and smartphone), and keeping all of our data in sync and accessible anytime, anywhere is becoming more important.
Services like Apple’s MobileMe help synchronize data between devices, but that’s no good if some of your equipment isn’t compatible with the service. Cloud-based services, like Google Docs, Gmail, Salesforce and Zoho help keep our stuff in places that we can get to from anywhere, but that often requires having accounts with lots of different services, and often the data isn’t easily ported between apps. In other words, most of us have to jump through hoops to keep our data in sync.
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to move your entire desktop, with all your apps and data, into the cloud? A desktop that you could access from any device with a web browser would mean that syncing data between devices wouldn’t be a problem. You could leave your office with a text document midway though editing, an incomplete spreadsheet and a half-written email on your desktop, then hit the road, flip open your laptop and access the exact same set of documents — just as you left them.
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