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For Cloud File Management and Synchronization, CX Marks the Spot



If you're looking for a no-muss, no-fuss cloud storage and data file management system for your small business, you should take a look at the CX platform. It offers 10GB of free, secure storage and the ability to create groups of virtually any size and number. Best of all from a management perspective, CX sits silently in the background and automatically uploads to the cloud any files added or created on your computer.

The CX platform accepts any type of data file and provides users with a scalable synchronization and communications platform to share and manage documents, photos, music and videos across any device connected to the Internet. That includes desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets and other mobile devices.

Applications are available for the Web, PC and iPad; the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms are set to be released soon.

The "groups" function allows you to add internal and external people to various groups and share files and folders with group members. CX keeps this group shared content in sync across all devices for all the group members. Additions, changes and updates made by one member are automatically applied across the group.

It is a powerful collaboration tool that makes it easy to create both internal and external dialogue around specific issues.

"Groups is our area of differentiation," Brad Robertson, CX's chief executive, told BusinessNewsDaily. "It supports group chat, and there is no limit on the size of any group. You could actually have a group of up to a million people."

The CX platform stores multiple versions of content, which allows group members to make changes to the current version without altering previous copies. Unlike some other players in the cloud storage space, there is no double-dipping in storage fees; only the user sharing the file is charged when files are shared.

Users who need more storage space than 10 GB can upgrade to other plans, beginning at 50GB for $9.95 per month per user.

"We feel the real power of a multi-device cloud computing platform is when people can freely work in groups, and our system takes it a step further by including a discussion element called 'CX Discover,' similar to a Twitter or Facebook feed," Robertson said.

CX intuitive interface has a distinctively consumer-oriented feel to it. This is part of the core CX philosophy, said Keith Pardy, the company's chief marketing officer.

"Our belief is that people don't live divided lives," Pardy told BusinessNewsDaily. "They live one. You can live both lives in this space. It's for people. Our objective is that 7-year-olds or a grandmother can use it."

Reach BusinessNewsDaily senior writer Ned Smith at nsmith@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @nedbsmith.




Ned Smith

Ned was senior writer at Sweeney Vesty, an international consulting firm, and was Vice President of communications for iQuest Analytics. Before that, he has been a web editor and managed the Internet and intranet sites for Citizens Communications. He began his journalism career as a police reporter with the Roanoke (Va.) Times, and was managing editor of American Way magazine and senior editor of Us. He was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and has a masters in journalism from the University of Arizona.