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29. November 2012

The Enterprise is cool again. Yes.

Great story this week from ReadWriteWeb’s new Editor Dan Lyons (of Fake Steve Jobs fame) – “The Enterprise Is Cool Again, and Box CEO Aaron Levie Is Loving It”. http://readwrite.com/2012/11/27/the-enterprise-is-cool-again-and-box-ceo-aaron-levie-is-loving-it We’ve known for a while that […]

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26. November 2012

Boston Business Journal: OwnCloud announces second seed round with General Catalyst

Boston-area open-source sync and share startup ownCloud Inc. announced Monday it has closed a $2.5 million financing, its second seed round of venture capital, led by General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Mass. VC firm.

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26. November 2012

Tech Crunch: On-Premise Cloud Storage/Sharing Startup, OwnCloud, Closes $2.5M Second Seed Round, Led By General Catalyst Partners

OwnCloud Inc – the business built on the back of widely used (650,000+ users worldwide) open source file sync and share software ownCloud – has closed $2.5 million in second seed round funding. The round was led by current investor General Catalyst Partners, a growth equity and VC firm, […]

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26. November 2012

Venture Beat: OwnCloud, the open-source challenger to Box, nets $2.5M

If you use popular cloud storage and sharing services like Box and Dropbox, you trust your sensitive information to third party data centers. OwnCloud, the startup that positions itself as the open-source alternative to Box, is the newest contender in the cloud storage wars.

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26. November 2012

Venture Beat: Funding Daily: Emerging from hibernation

It is Cyber Monday. In my opinion, an infinitely preferable alternative to the mayhem that occurred on Black Friday when all I want to do is hide in a cave from the rabid crowds. I prefer the things that money can’t buy, like love, happiness, and the cloud, although investors are certainly trying […]

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26. November 2012

Web Host Industry Review: File Sync Software Provider ownCloud Secures $2.5M Funding Round to Grow Partner Channel

Open source file sync and share software developer ownCloud announced on Monday that it has closed a second seed round of $2.5 million, led by existing investor General Catalyst Partners.

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26. November 2012

InfoStor: ownCloud Raises $2.5M for Open Source File Syncing

Lexington, Mass.-based ownCloud announced today that it had closed on a second round of seed financing worth $2.5 million.

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26. November 2012

Boston Herald: Lexington-based ownCloud raises $2.5M

Lexington-based open source file sync and share software company ownCloud Inc. said today it has closed a second seed round of $2.5 million, led by current investor General Catalyst Partners.

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26. November 2012

Aggressively Expanding

Some of you may have noticed (masshightech.com - Funding pours for Boston startup ownCloud xconomy.com - boston deals swoop ownCloud lookout gaming streetwise media ) that we’ve raised some new capital. Today, we officially announced the fact (Press Release) that we’ve expanded our seed round […]

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26. November 2012

Popular Open Source Sync and Share Start-up ownCloud Closes $2.5 Million Seed Round

General Catalyst Partners leads round with current and new investors Lexington, MA – November 26, 2012 – ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world's most popular open source file sync and share software, announced today the closing of a second seed round, led by current investor General […]

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23. November 2012

How did you ownCloud?

As promised – here are some of the ways YOU told us you are using ownCloud. Jody H.– US I use ownCloud as a replacement for iCloud, Dropbox and Google drive, and working on replacing Evernote as well. You see I am an IBM CATE and work with a lot of really cool technology and that has made me […]

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21. November 2012

Mass High Tech: Funding pours for Boston startup ownCloud

OwnCloud Inc., a Boston-based nascent cloud storage and sharing startup with an office in Germany, has secured $2.5 million in funding, according to federal documents.

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21. November 2012

Xconomy: Boston Deals: Swoop, OwnCloud, Lookout Gaming, Streetwise Media

OwnCloud, a business data software company, has filed paperwork indicating that it’s raised about $2.5 million. OwnCloud’s Joseph Eckert says previous investor General Catalyst Partners led the round, joined by “a few new angels and a few of us old angels/founders.”

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21. November 2012

Integration is the sincerest form of flattery

One of the "key messages" (as our PR guy calls them, I just call them "important things") is that we integrate well into current IT and even cutting edge IT. Well, there are a whole lot of people and companies out there proving us right every day. Take, for example: Kolab Groupware http://www […]

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16. November 2012

From Hip to Sexy – but not Crunchy

We need your help! After Businessweek ("A Cloud for Hipsters") told us that we are hip, I got very excited when I read that Techcrunch was looking for the "Sexiest Enterprise Startup" of 2012. I think that’s ownCloud – don’t you? Now we’re looking for YOUR help to nominate us. Now! […]

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13. November 2012

GigaOm: Would-be Box killers queue up new file share features and functions

Accellion, InfraScale offer new services to take on Box, the would-be-Dropbox of the enterprise. When it comes to cloud storage, file share and sync, we’re still in the “land grab” stage with companies jockeying for business customers more than profit.

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13. November 2012

ownCloud Calendar Improvements – What’s it all about?

The calendar app changed a lot in ownCloud 4.5, but you won't be able to tell just by looking at it; because we made the changes to its very core. We completely rewrote import and export, solving a lot of compatibility bugs and vastly improving your experience. The new export solves an important bug […]

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9. November 2012

And it’s Over

That's right, it's too late to tell us how you ownCloud. Well, not really, you can always give us feedback, tell us how great we are and even tell us what you'd like to see us doing here (info@owncloud.com). But what is over is our contest and the ability to win fabulous prizes. We had over 100 […]

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8. November 2012

The Var Guy: ownCloud Enhances Mobile Cloud Apps

Managing cloud data from mobile devices via ownCloud, the open source file-syncing platform, became easier this week with feature updates to ownCloud’s Android and iOS clients. Read on for a look at the enhancements, which include improvements to the interface, security and much more.

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8. November 2012

How to Avoid Oversharing with ownCloud

In ownCloud 4.5, we released a new feature we like to call CRUDS, a granular permission structure for sharing files and folders. In this blog, I wanted to take a minute to explain why this really matters. Today, if you want to share a file on a lot of online cloud services, it is just shared. The […]

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7. November 2012

Muktware: New ownCloud App For Android Bring Major Enhancements

ownCloud users now have greater control and security over their data with more intuitive, feature-rich apps for their Android devices.

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6. November 2012

Best ownCloud Developer Meeting yet

Just recovering from the best ownCloud developers conference yet. Held on two continents (Berlin, Germany and Ann Arbor, Michigan), more than 30 developers got together to help make ownCloud the best file sync and share available. Have I said before that we have the best community? Well, we do […]

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5. November 2012

ownCloud’s Latest Android and iOS Apps Increase Security and Control

ownCloud's Latest Android and iOS Apps Increase Security and Control Enhancements give mobile users more intuitive tools, greater control and security of data Boston, MA – November 5, 2012 – ownCloud users now have greater control and security over their data with more intuitive, […]

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5. November 2012

ownCloud – not the “millionth cloud company providing exactly the same proprietary service”

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that we are hosting a contest asking users how they ownCloud. You haven’t? owncloud.com/share-your-owncloud-experience. You have but haven’t responded yet? You are missing out on telling YOUR story and winning a FABULOUS prize! Three days left - make sure to […]

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31. October 2012

ownCloud reflected in Gartner 2013 predictions

At the recently ended Gartner Symposium, the very smart folks at Gartner issued a press release on the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2013. One of those trends is “Personal Cloud,” the other “Hybrid IT and Cloud Computing.” According to Gartner: “Personal Cloud The […]

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29. October 2012

Outage in the Cloud?

It happens all the time – or at least it seems that way. Amazon goes down, Google Mail and Google Docs goes away for a while. The list is endless. Last week it happened to Dropbox. Remember, when third party cloud storage goes down, all you can do it grit your teeth and wait. With ownCloud, it’s […]

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24. October 2012

Big ownCloud Reception in Brazil

I was recently asked to keynote at Latinoware 2012 -- the premier Latin American Free Software Conference. After some bad weather, causing some return flight challenges, I have arrived back in Germany. So I have to say, ownCloud is BIG in Latin America, not just with home users, but with large […]

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18. October 2012

Linux Magazine: Community Edition of ownCloud Released

ownCloud Inc. releases a new free community edition of its popular open source file sync and share project, with enhanced syncing, third-party storage mounting, and new content sharing.ownCloud Inc. releases a new free community edition of its popular open source file sync and share project, with […]

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17. October 2012

The Var Guy: ownCloud Debuts New Community, Commercial Editions

ownCloud, the open source data syncing platform, gained a string of enhancements with new releases of both its community and enterprise editions. Read on for a detailed look at the updates, and how they position ownCloud to continue competing effectively in a fierce market.

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16. October 2012

InfoTech Spotlight: ownCloud 4.5 Release Engineered to Earn ownCloud Better Reputation

ownCloud, an open source file sharing and synchronization technology that has been compared to Dropbox (News - Alert), made an effort to move forward with the release of new community and enterprise services. All these will be in the ownCloud 4.5 release which is the first big release of the […]

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11. October 2012

Another Major Milestone for ownCloud

I’ve been doing software development for more years than I want to tell you and yet, every time we give birth to another product I go through the same phases of software development. First: We can rule the world Second: Panic, how can we get this done in time? Third: Denial, this stuff is […]

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11. October 2012

Another great community effort, meet ownCloud 4.5

Well – we did it, another ownCloud hit the world today, and maybe I can return to a semi-normal sleep pattern once again ( : What’s new and special about 4.5? Well to start, we did a lot of bug fixing, made things much more stable, fixed some interfaces and generally got things working the […]

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11. October 2012

Gigaom: Cloud storage wars rage on with OwnCloud’s new release

OwnCloud released its community edition and updated the business version of its service which lets IT store employee files in its cloud of choice. Cloud storage for business is a white hot market at least in terms of vendor activity.

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11. October 2012

ZD Net: OwnCloud: Build your own or manage your public cloud storage services

If you want a cloud of your own, ownCloud makes it easier than ever to build a private cloud of your own and you can also use it to manage your use of public cloud storage services, such as Amazon S3, Box, and DropBox.

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11. October 2012

Datamation: OwnCloud 4.5 Mounts Open Source Storage Alongside Amazon, Dropbox

The ownCloud effort is moving forward today with new community and enterprise releases. OwnCloud is an open source file sharing and synchronization technology that has often been compared to Dropbox.

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11. October 2012

ownCloud Releases Latest Enterprise Sync and Share Alternative

Enhanced scalability, performance and integration give corporate IT greater control over data Boston, MA – October 11, 2012 – ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world's most popular open source file sync and share alternative, released its latest version today, giving companies even […]

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11. October 2012

ownCloud’s Latest Community Edition Adds Video Streaming, and Easy Mounting of Third-Party Storage

Popular open source file sync and share project also becomes faster, easier and more robust Boston, MA – October 11, 2012 – ownCloud, the popular open source file sync and share project, released its latest free community edition today, adding cool new features like video streaming, mounting […]

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9. October 2012

Linux.com: How To Synchronize Dropbox and ownCloud on Linux

The ownCloud personal cloud server bundles a lot of big-time cloud technologies into an elegant, simple interface. As founder and CTO Frank Karlitschek outlined at the January 2010 Camp KDE, the goals of ownCloud include easy setup and management, access to your data wherever it may be from […]

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8. October 2012

Small Business Computing: OwnCloud Makes Personal Cloud Easy & Affordable for SMBs

OwnCloud is the amazing new open source cloud upstart that makes it easy to set up your own private cloud server. This lets you and your employees share files and calendars -- and access the data files from anywhere -- while you maintain control over the server upon which the data resides. This […]

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5. October 2012

ownCloud’s New Group Admin Feature, What’s it all About?

You've probably noticed that the latest ownCloud now includes a Group Admin feature. We added this feature so admins could create users to manage the membership in one or many groups. Now, group admins have the same user management rights as administrators over a specified group, with the exception […]

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28. September 2012

Facebook and Dropbox? There will be blood

So what a great announcement by Facebook and Dropbox (http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-adds-dropbox-to-groups/) this week – No privacy has met no security!! In my mind this partnership tells me two very important things. First, file sync and share is incredibly desirable to […]

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4. September 2012

The Var Guy: ownCloud Announces New Partnership, Software

If you follow the open source channel regularly, you’ve probably heard a lot in recent months about ownCloud, the open source cloud platform. Expect to read even more about the project and the company behind it, which is pushing out yet more features and announcing new partnerships as it […]

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4. September 2012

Datamation: What’s Next for OwnCloud?

Over the course of the last two years, the open source ownCloud project has emerged as a leader in cloud storage. What ownCloud provides is an open source alternative to proprietary cloud storage systems like Dropbox and Box. With ownCloud, a user can setup cloud storage on their own server or a […]

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4. September 2012

The Whir: Cloud File Sharing Software ownCloud Launches Beta of Updated Community Version

Cloud file sharing software ownCloud has made several updates to the community edition of its open source file sync and share project. The latest version of ownCloud, released in beta on Tuesday, features the ability to assign a sub-adminisrator to a group to handle account management, desktop […]

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4. September 2012

ownCloud Releases Beta of Latest Community Edition

Faster, easier and more robust – with enhanced control options for data sync and share Boston,MA – September 4,2012 – Significantly faster uploading, downloading and syncing of files – even very large files, greater and more granular administrative control and even a presentation app are […]

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29. August 2012

Now you can test drive ownCloud free

That’s right, beginning today, you can test drive ownCloud free for 3 hours through a partnership with Standing Cloud. ownCloud powered by Standing Cloud gives companies the  flexibility of ownCloud Business Edition, the functionality and ease of use of a hosted offering, and the choice of more […]

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29. August 2012

ownCloud Teams with Standing Cloud to Offer Simple, Cloud-based File Synch and Share

Standing Cloud gives customers a choice of leading public cloud providers August 29, 2012 - Boulder, CO and Boston, MA Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management solutions, and ownCloud, the commercial entity behind the popular open source file sync and […]

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28. August 2012

Watch me at LinuxCon – even if you can’t make it

Well, actually CloudOpen – co-located with LinuxCon. I’ll be speaking at 11:20PT on Thursday, August 30th on ownCloud -- The advantages of storing data in the cloud are many: ubiquitous access to data from multiple devices, social interaction and sharing with others on the web and no extra […]

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27. August 2012

The Verge: ownCloud – a different kind of file-sync service

With the emergence of Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and other Dropbox-like services, the synchronization-service products seem to have, at best, tiny differences: some exclusive app access, different APIs, different ecosystems, compatibility... all these seem to be minor one-ups on other […]

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21. August 2012

Secure Cloud the Wrong Move?? I think not

If you follow this blog, you may be sick by now of all the stories we find that just happen to agree with what we are doing. To be honest, we don't go out of our way to search for these stories, it just seems to us that what we are doing is common sense. And there seems to be a lot of agreement […]

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17. August 2012

Security warnings?

As is often the case, a recent article caught my eye: - "5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses". I would actually argue though that this goes beyond just Dropbox. The piece uses the recent "life hacking" of a journalist as a cautionary tale and gives some handy tips for businesses […]

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16. August 2012

IT World: ownCloud: The cloud sharing service you control

ownCloud was launched at Camp KDE in January 2010 by its founder, Frank Karlitschek. (Mr. Karlitschek is now the CTO of ownCloud, Inc.) The goals of ownCloud, as laid out at the KDE conference, are ambitious: easy cloud setup and management, and ubiquitous access to your data from multiple […]

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15. August 2012

Update to the latest ownCloud Desktop clients

We at ownCloud are happy to release the next version of our Desktop clients, version 1.0.5. We have been very busy with this version, and it includes many updates from HTTP redirect support to file renaming. In addition, we are pleased to announce the release of a major feature that has […]

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13. August 2012

Woz on Cloud: “I think it’s going to be horrendous”

A post by Barb Darrow at GigaOM caught my eye this week: "Woz worries about cloud computing” It caught my eye because, you may have guessed, his dire warnings are EXACTLY why I created ownCloud two years ago. So many people are giving away their rights – to privacy, to ownership, to control […]

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2. August 2012

LXer: ownCloud Invades More Distros, Apple AppStore, and Google Play

I've been using ownCloud for several months and have come to like it a lot. ownCloud is the fastest and easiest way to set up and control your own personal cloud. It has a good Web interface, and you can dig into the configuration files as much as you like, which are all written in PHP.

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2. August 2012

The Cult of Mac: ownCloud Lets Companies Roll Their Own Google Drive or Dropbox

We’ve taken a couple of looks at ownCloud over the past few months. The company launched its signature cloud server software in April and issued a major update about a month ago. Today, ownCloud announced its iOS and Android apps, making the product a serious option for many businesses that need […]

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2. August 2012

The Var Guy: ownCloud Releases Mobile Apps for Andoid, iOS

If one of the major selling points of the cloud is that it makes data available from anywhere at anytime, it’s only natural for users to expect to be able to access it from mobile devices as well as traditional PCs. For users of ownCloud, the open source data-sharing platform, that’s now easier […]

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2. August 2012

Softpedia: Fedora 18 Adopts ownCloud

ownCloud, the popular open source enterprise file sync and share project, will be available on Fedora 18, completing an impressive list of other important Linux distributions.

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2. August 2012

Softpedia: ownCloud Launches Clients for Android and iOS

ownCloud Inc, the developers of the open source file sync and share project, has announced the availability of iOS and Android apps specifically designed for the ownCloud cloud storageservice.

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1. August 2012

Following Hack, Dropbox Adds Security Already Found in Most Enterprises

I’m sure most of you spotted the news a couple weeks back about the spam attack on Dropbox users. Now, an internal Dropbox investigation reveals that indeed user accounts were hijacked and they are adding new security features. "Dropbox is taking a number of steps, which they laid out in the […]

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1. August 2012

CiteWorld: Now offering iOS and Android apps, ownCloud becomes a viable cloud solution for business

One point that is often made when discussing IT and data security concerns around personal cloud services like iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive is that most people turn to personal cloud options for storing and sharing work-related documents because IT departments don't offer a similar internal […]

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1. August 2012

ownCloud Apps Now Available for Android and iOS

Available today in Apple AppStore and Google Play Boston, MA – August 1, 2012 – ownCloud Inc., the commercial entity behind the popular open source file sync and share project, today announced the availability of iOS and Android apps specifically designed for ownCloud. With more than 500 […]

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1. August 2012

Now use ownCloud on your iPad, iPhone or Android!

That’s right, available today for the first time are ownCloud apps in the Apple AppStore and Google Play. So now your customers and employees can quickly, easily and inexpensively (they are only 99 cents) access ownCloud from the world’s most popular mobile devices. Here is another tool in […]

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31. July 2012

Third Major Distro Embraces ownCloud

Hope you saw the news this morning: "The (Fedora) Engineering Steering Committee has also signed off … a plan to add the client and server software for the ownCloud cloud platform; this allows users to host and access files and personal data, such as addresses and calendar entries, from a range […]

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30. July 2012

Make it simple, they will come

We were pointed to an excellent study: The 2012 Confidential Documents at Risk Study by Ponemon Institute, by a terrific piece in Informationweek. Terrific because it really validates everything we’ve been saying. Like: “The key to adoption, says Kalember, is ease of use across all platforms […]

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19. July 2012

The Var Guy: ownCloud Targets Education Market

ownCloud Inc., the commercial entity behind the open source data-syncing platform of the same name, has officially set its sights on expanding operations into the education and academic markets with specially priced products for this niche. Here’s the scoop, including remarks from ownCloud VP […]

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19. July 2012

Open Source Relevant for the Cloud – Yes, more than Ever

A recent article in Forbes got me thinking. Is open source still relevant in the cloud age? I mean, everyone is going to the cloud, right, so who cares what is behind the cloud – all you want is the function of the cloud, the rest is unnecessary, right? The cloud makes life for the end user […]

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17. July 2012

File sync and share for EDUs

Good news today for schools, colleges, universities and researchers, ownCloud announced a new program that makes it even easier – and more affordable – way to securely share and sync files and data. As so much educational material goes online, schools and universities have been looking for a […]

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16. July 2012

Muktware: ownCloud Offers Special Pricing For Colleges

ownCloud, the open source file sync and share project, has announced a special program to get colleges and universities, public and private primary and secondary schools as well as research institutes – sharing and synching data, quickly and cost effectively.

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12. July 2012

ownCloud “Packed with Features”

For the record, we didn’t say it, Martin Brinkman did. In his words: “The ownCloud service is one of the few technically mature services that you can start using right away.” Who are we to argue? Martin reviewed “four self-hosted Dropbox-like services businesses can use” and came away with […]

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6. July 2012

e-Discovery in the cloud era

Great piece this week by our friend Steven Vaughn-Nichols. E-Discovery: Your Data, Their Cloud, and the Law talks about the potential legal challenges of cloud storage. “Things have changed. Now your data is likely to be on someone else's server, stored in the cloud. You're probably aware […]

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2. July 2012

Oops there goes another Cloud service

MobileMe died a quiet death last week, with Apple transferring all the data to its iCloud service. Sure, this marks a significant increase in  the cloud by Apple but it should also serve as a cautionary tale to users of cloud storage services – especially data synch and share services. Companies […]

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29. June 2012

Softpedia: OwnCloud 2012 Business Edition Adds LDAP Integration

ownCloud has announced on June 28th that the latest ownCloud 2012 Business and Enterprise editions feature enhanced LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration, as well as themeing and system logging. 

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29. June 2012

Storage Switzerland: File Sync And Share For The Enterprise and Service Providers

ownCloud is an open source solution that allows companies to set up their own cloud infrastructures and provide file sync and sharing services internally. One problem this addresses is enabling companies to provide an appealing alternative to services like DropBox and others. These consumer […]

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28. June 2012

Cult of Mac: ownCloud Expands Easy To Configure Private Cloud Options, Includes Mac Support

We last looked at ownCloud nearly three months ago. The company offers a unique private cloud solution that can scale from the needs of a small businesses with a handful of users all the way to the requirements of larger enterprise. What makes ownCloud unique is that it’s designed to easily […]

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28. June 2012

Boston Business Journal: Startup updates: Boundless Learning, ownCloud

Boston education startup Boundless Learning on Thursday filed a motion to dismiss two of the five claims made by textbook publishers in a March lawsuit.

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28. June 2012

The Var Guy: ownCloud File Syncing Adds ‘Plug-and-Play’ Features

ownCloud, the open source file syncing platform, continued its evolution this week with the addition of several cool new features to its commercial offerings, all touted as enhancements to the “plug-and-play-ability” of the product. How does ownCloud now stand up to proprietary competitors? […]

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28. June 2012

Getting down to business

When we launched ownCloud last December, some people (and you know who you are) shouted Dropbox this, Box that, crowded market everywhere. But we knew we had something different, something businesses and services providers not just wanted, but needed. And we knew we had a unique way to deliver it […]

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28. June 2012

ownCloud’s Latest Commercial Releases Get Down to Business

Latest ownCloud 2012 Business and Enterprise editions also introduce advanced synching features and updated Android client Boston, MA – June 28, 2012 – ownCloud, the commercial entity behind the popular open source file sync and share project, today launched significant enhancements to its […]

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21. June 2012

Make Tech Easier: How To Install OwnCloud In Windows

A lot of other cloud storage solutions have popped up in the last few months. Today, instead of reviewing how each of these services work, we will try to create our own cloud storage solution which can be hosted at our own Windows servers, whether local, remote or over the Internet.

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21. June 2012

You think BYOD is Causing IT Headaches Now, Just Wait Until it’s Mandated

That's right, according to Forrester Research, within three years "most companies will make any customer-provided technology the norm, and purge rules forbidding personal devices to the point that self-purchasing may become a requirement for new employees." Considering the mess BYOD is already […]

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20. June 2012

ownCloud partner making some noise!

Wow, check out ownCloud partner Artisan Infrastructure and their bad selves: Artisan Plans Tier 4 Data Center, Dropbox Alternative To quote MSP Mentor: “One of Artisan Infrastructure’s new ISV offerings will come in the form of  ownCloud, a DropBox alternative that MSPs and CSPs can white […]

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18. June 2012

PCWorld: 10 Questions for OwnCloud CFO Dan Curtis

CFO Dan Curtis manages finances for OwnCloud, which manages the open-source project of the same name. Client firms can host their own cloud storage on the premises or remotely, for data and file syncing, sharing, and viewing.

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14. June 2012

Businessweek: A Cloud for Hipsters

"with ownCloud you own your data. Your information is not living on servers managed by Dropbox or Google (GOOG) or Microsoft (MSFT). It’s living on your computers, which are now helpfully synced together."

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11. June 2012

BYOD, the Cloud: IT Paranoia Strikes Deep, Employees go Underground

For What It’s Worth, the more we watch the press, talk to analysts and hear from our customers, the more convinced we are that we are on the side of the angels. Last week, we wrote about Mitt Romney and his unfortunate Dropbox hack. Today, we bring to your attention a story by one of our […]

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8. June 2012

Romney Dropbox gets hacked – It’s just the beginning

In the news for more than politics this time, this Romney story caught my eye. I don’t know if it amounted to much lost data or sensitive information for Mitt, but it certainly reinforces the inherent risks of cloud storage outside of your control. Unfortunately, this is not the first, and will […]

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5. June 2012

Yep, we’re hip

It's official -- Businessweek thinks we're hip. In all honesty, I've been truly humbled by the reaction we've gotten from the community, prospective (and current) partners and customers, analysts, as well as the press. While I've never professed to being hip (although I suspect my American […]

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1. June 2012

Linux Journal: June 2012 Issue of Linux Journal: Cool Projects

Keeping It Cool... Three days ago here in northern Michigan, we had a heavy frost overnight. Those gardeners who ambitiously planted their plants early had to cover them with tarps or tents to make sure they didn't die in the frigid night. Yesterday, the temperature was 96°F. Michigan weather […]

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31. May 2012

The Sygnal Group: Advances in Cloud Computing: OwnCloud 4

Many businesses are now using the cloud as a cost-effective way of servicing their needs. Cloud computing is also known as an on-demand or hosted model. With this type of telecom solution, an application is licensed by a provider and is hosted at a remote location known as a Network Operations […]

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29. May 2012

Wired Cloudline: Time for Your Own Personal Private-Cloud?

If you are the type who fears Facebook owning your personal data, and maybe considered switching over to Diaspora, you may be just the target for ownCloud.

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24. May 2012

ownCloud Growing Into Its Own With Versioning, APIs and Collaboration

"The ownCloud folks are making impressive progress, but there's still a few rough edges around the project. ... The opportunity is large, and ownCloud is something the market really needs - an open-source set of tools that allow users and companies to keep full control of their data and the ability […]

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23. May 2012

ZDNet: Build your own open-source cloud with ownCloud 4

Big businesses use cloud services. You and I use cloud storage services like DropBox, Google Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive every day. But, with each you have to trust your data on other people's systems. With ownCloud, an open source file sync and share project, which began as a KDE project, […]

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22. May 2012

Datamation: ownCloud 4 Advances Open Source Storage

The open source ownCloud project is advancing today with version 4 of the popular file sharing and synchronization technology. What ownCloud provides is an open source take on a Dropbox model where users can share and save files in a cloud environment. With ownCloud, the technology is all open […]

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22. May 2012

ITBusinessEdge: Setting up a Compliance Amnesty Program

The problem that most organizations have with insecure cloud services such as Dropbox.com is that not only is the data stored in these services at risk, there’s no easy way to get their data out of those services and into something more secure.

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22. May 2012

Another ownCloud milestone

We did it again – and when I say “we”, I mean the amazing ownCloud community. Today we release ownCloud 4, filled with cool innovations, as well as some great, solid improvements. Now it’s time for us to take a break…. Ok, break over, ownCloud 5 work stars NOW!! Take a look here for the […]

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22. May 2012

Lightning-Fast Innovation Gives ownCloud’s Latest Community Release Greater Flexibility, Ease-of-Use

ownCloud 4 introduces file versioning and rollback, enhanced encryption, a new API and fast, easy viewing of ODF files Boston, MA – May 22, 2012 – ownCloud, the popular open source file sync and share project, today released version 4 of its community edition – adding innovations and […]

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18. May 2012

ActiveState: ownCloud in the App Store: How to Stackato-ize a PHP cloud app

Don't get me wrong, I love Dropbox. They offer free storage, handy cross-platform sync clients, give out nice t-shirts at conferences, and have delivered a much needed service with a great user experience.  But a little while ago a friend of mine posted a plea to her Facebook feed which went […]

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18. May 2012

ownCloud inside Stackato – a private PaaS

We are happy to announce that our friends at Active State have added ownCloud to their app store. Now you can easily deploy the complete ownCloud app right into the private cloud of your choice using Stackato. We are not only pleased that ownCloud can be deployed with a click of a button, but […]

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27. April 2012

The Android App is HERE

Well, ok, the source code is actually here and the installable .apk here! We are pleased to provide the source code and .apk for the ownCloud Android App -- optimized for Android devices running 2.3.6 and higher, specifically mobile phones and similar sized devices. The app allows users to manage […]

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24. April 2012

GDrive is finally here

It's official, after weeks (months/years) of rumor and speculation GDrive has arrived and boy is it, well, cheap. And big, its big and its cheap. So far, that is the earthshattering news as far as I can see. Google delivered a DropBox alternative that is one quarter the cost (100 gigabytes for $4.99 […]