work 2.0


The cloud storage and collaboration space is more competitive than ever before. Google recently rolled out its new cloud-based document and storage solution and faces competition not just from cloud companies such as Box and Dropbox, but from Apple, Microsoft and Amazon as well. Here’s a brief comparison of the big players:

Amazon Cloud Drive: 

  • Storage: 5GB free (purchases from the Amazon MP3 Store don’t count towards storage limit)
  • Mobile Integration: Cloud Player for Android, no official iOS app
  • Desktop Integration: Amazon MP3 Uploader/Downloader for music
  • Pricing: $1 a gigabyte per year
  • Collaborative Editing: No
  • File Size Limitations: 2GB


  • Storage: 5GB free, 20GB is $40 a year, 50GB is $100 a year
  • Mobile Integration: Built into iOS 5
  • Desktop Integration: Mac OS X 10.7.x and Windows 7
  • Pricing: $40/$100 a year
  • Collaborative Editing: No
  • File Size Limitations: No


  • Storage: 5GB free, up to 50GB for personal accounts, 1TB for business and unlimited for eneterprise
  • Mobile Integration: iOS, Android, and BlackBerry
  • Desktop Integration: Mac, Windows, web
  • Pricing: Personal accounts start at $9.99 a month for 25GB, business plans start at $15 a month (at least 3 users required)
  • Collaborative Editing: Yes, more robust editing for business accounts
  • File Size Limitations: 25MB – 100MB for free accounts, up to 2GB for business accounts, up to 2GB for business accounts


  • Storage: 2GB free and 500MB per referral, paid plans up to 100GB
  • Mobile Integration: Android, iOS, BlackBerry
  • Desktop Integration: Windows, Mac, Linux, web
  • Pricing: $100 a year for 50GB, $200 a year for 100GB
  • Collaborative Editing: No, but many cloud document services integrate with Dropbox
  • File Size Limitations: None for desktop, 300MB for web uploads

Microsoft SkyDrive:

  • Storage: 7GB free (25GB for users who signed up before April 22, 2012), Up to 100GB
  • Mobile Integration: Official apps for Windows Phone 7 and iOS, unofficial Android apps, mobile web access
  • Desktop Integration: Windows, Mac and web
  • Pricing: Additional storage available for $0.50 a gigabyte, 100GB of additional storage is $50 a year.
  • Collaborative Editing: Yes, with Office Live Web Apps
  • File Size Limitations: 2GB (300 megabytes for web uploads)

Google Drive:

  • Storage: 5GB free, up to 16TB
  • Mobile Integration: Android, iOS (coming soon)
  • Desktop Integration: Windows, Mac, web
  • Pricing: $30 a year for 25GB, $60 a year for $100GB
  • Collaborative Editing: Yes with Google Docs
  • File Size Limitations: 10GB


Posted by David / Category: market, tips

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mashable compiled a nice list of sites for development information and inspiration that will help you keep up-to-date:

1. w3 schools


2. a list apart

3. webmonkey

4. dev shed

5. smashing magazine

6. developer magazine

7. ajaxian

8. dzone

9. ibm developer works

10. sitepoint

11. o´reilly


virtual projectmanagement software

Posted by David / Category: tips

online workspace

virtual project management software like “wizehive” is becoming a new standard thanks to easy-to-use virtual workspace technology that connects remote users across from the world-wide-web. professionals can use virtual project management software to connect with other associates from anywhere a computer or mobile device can connect to the internet.

have a look @ this short youtube tutorial: wizehive



have you checked out lately? if so, you might have stumbled upon new terms, concepts, and features that you are not familiar with.

in the last couple of weeks, the mindmatters team and projektwerk worked on improving usability, and incorporated a lot of your feedback into the further development of the platform. these efforts resulted in a clearer structure and a better understandable wording. timo meinen, project manager at mindmatters, is confident that especially usability has been much improved with this release: “in addition to a guided-tour for new users, an optional “help” feature has been realized. we are sure that new users will quickly find their way on / it.”


…let us know what you think. :-)


…how people work.”

according to chris caposella (senior vice president of microsoft’s information worker product management group): “…we developed our new office products in response to a shift in how people and businesses use technology today. the line between home and work has blurred, so people want more choice and flexibility in how, where and when they work. they’re also demanding the ability to access and effectively manage their information whether at home, at work or on the go. IT professionals, in particular, are challenged to deliver business value to their companies while continuing to decrease their costs…” read full interview on microsoft’s press pass.


…let’s wait and see :-)


“the new york times recently explored trends in the technology jobs market and suggets that significant opportunities only reveal themselves when examining both the available jobs and the underlying trends in demand for skills…”

…read the full article here.