Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Save Yourself $10 #edtech

O.K., so I'm breaking two rules today.  First, I'm writing this post on my lunch break (since I probably will be working until midnight tonight).  Second, I'm going to tell you about a utility that requires a downloaded client.  Normally, I reference only sites that are purely in the cloud.  But if it saves you $10, you're game, right?  My good friend Helen Lazzaro recommended I look into MiMedia.
While MiMedia gives you 7 Gb of cloud storage, it does require you download a client.  Personally, I'm over flash drives. I have a ton ranging from 265 Mb to 16 Gb and I'm always misplacing them and never can find the one I really need (I'm terrible at labeling media - going all the way back to the 5 1/4 floppy).  With cloud storage like that from MiMedia that's a thing of the past.  You can easily upload your files and organize them online.  Once there, you no longer have to worry about grabbing that portable storage device because it's available and backed up in the cloud.  Plus, you can choose with whom you want to share said files.  So, it's also a social application.  Additionally, if you need more storage, you can get up to 250 Gb for $9.99 a month and that fee includes an encrypted "speedy drive" that arrives via 'snail mail' is then sent back to the company saving you precious bandwidth for your initial upload of data.  Overall, MiMedia looks very interesting and a real player in the cloud storage wars.
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