Hal Steger : Thinking Out Cloud
Hal Steger
Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Funambol. 20+ years of marketing & product management experience at high-growth, innovative global software companies.
| This blog is about personal cloud solutions, technology, trends and market developments. Its scope is to comment on and discuss several aspects of personal clouds.

October 2012

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The ABCs (and Ds) of Personal Clouds (and some tips for Halloween)

October 27, 2012

In discussing personal clouds with many people for awhile, it's become clear to me that a lot of people still do not really 'get' them.

For example, I often ask iPhone users if they use iCloud. This is typically met with a quizzical look and a response such as, 'I think I have iCloud, it's on my phone, it's for backup, right?'.

iCloud does backup but it also does a lot more.

Why Store Your Music in the Cloud?

October 8, 2012

I have been using a new feature of the Funambol OneMediaHub solution, which is storing music in a personal cloud for playback across mobile devices and computers. Once your music is in your personal cloud, it is automatically and wirelessly synced across your devices, such as phones, tablets and computers that are linked to your cloud. It is sort of like iTunes and the cloud except that it is your own cloud, it works with all of your brands of devices, and you don't need to buy music from any one source.

As music can be instrumental (sorry for the pun) to people's digital lives, like other digital content such as photos, videos, documents, contacts and calendars, it makes sense that music should also be in your cloud.