The increasing excitement about tablets and smartphones in the workplace has small businesses looking for ways to easily access and update files on the go. No longer is it enough to store crucial work files on internal hardware where they must be laboriously moved from one device to another. Today’s small business workers are increasingly insisting on being able to access files securely and reliably from any device that has an internet connection.
Acer is the latest electronics company to provide this service to customers. Recently, the company’s AcerCloud service expanded for use by a wide variety of devices. What sets Acer apart from the numerous other Cloud providers, though, is that it uses vacant hard drive space on the user’s own PC to store files. All of this is free of charge, which is a bonus to small businesses on a budget.
To set AcerCloud up, a user designates a computer as its “Cloud PC.” Because the device is under their control, the user is able to feel in control of valuable documents. Access is available for any PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet the user designates, allowing users to upload and download files to any of these devices wirelessly.
Another exciting feature is Acer Docs, which lets users push any Office document to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. Even better, these documents are synced automatically, which means users will be able to access the latest version of important presentations, spreadsheets, and reports from anywhere.
“With AcerCloud, Acer now supports free file sharing between all of the key mobile devices, adding tremendous value to Acer customers,” said Acer President, Jim Wong. “AcerCloud greatly simplifies our customers’ ability to manage all of their digital assets across all of their devices, regardless of platform.”
AcerCloud takes security seriously. Even though files are stored locally on each user’s computer, the software uses top security features to ensure any uploads and downloads from that PC to a user’s other devices are safe. Because files are stored on a device the user controls, there’s no more annoying notices that the user’s allocated Cloud space is nearing capacity. Files being accessed through Acer Docs will be available on its Cloud for 30 days, with no maximum capacity.
For anyone who buys an Acer PC, AcerCloud will be bundled with the operating system. But users don’t have to have an Acer device to take advantage of the company’s file streaming. AcerCloud is available for download at its website for free.
AcerCloud is compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems. Established in 1976, Acer strives to provide environmentally-friendly solutions to technology-related small businesses needs. Acer provides green smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs to customers throughout the road, with its notebooks ranked number two globally. For more information on Acer products, visit http://www.acer.com/.