Last week Dell announced improvements to its PocketCloud system to make uploading, sharing, or recovering content easier, regardless of what device is used. First of the three is PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows RT, providing general improvements to the previous iOS and Android versions of PocketCloud apps, as well as additional ways to access remote content. Next up is PocketCloud Web, a web-based equivalent to PocketCloud Explore allowing access to content from any Mac or PC, as well as media sharing or streaming between devices. Third is PocketCloud Companion, the client broker for Windows and Mac operating systems that allows content to be accessed remotely using the other PocketCloud applications. All of which are available now, and free too.
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Dell Makes the Cloud Personal with new Cloud software for Windows RT Tablets, Apple iPad and PocketCloud Web
- · PocketCloud, a feature-rich family of personal cloud apps, provides access to content on any desktop from mobile devices
- · Users can search, view, organize and share files across multiple devices via one centralized application on a Google Android, Apple iOS, or Microsoft Windows RT devices, and from any Web browser
- · PocketCloud Explore and Web apps enable peer-to-peer sharing of content among computers and mobile devices
- · PocketCloud Companion to be installed as standard on all Dell XPS and Dell Inspiron laptops sold in North America
TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 – Dell today is announcing enhancements to its Dell Wyse PocketCloud app portfolio to help connect individuals with their professional and personal content anytime, anywhere from mobile devices or remote computers. PocketCloud Explore and PocketCloud Web provide a secure and fast way to remotely connect to users’ PCs and Macs from Android, iOS and Windows RT devices, including the Dell XPS 10 tablet, or any Web browser, enabling users to access and share any content.
Today, users are increasingly looking to gain access to their personal and professional content on a number of different devices, sometimes running on a variety of operating systems, and PocketCloud enables them to easily create a “personal cloud” to search, view, organize, and share content among mobile devices and computers. Documents, videos, photos, music, and other files are readily available on tablets and smartphones with PocketCloud Explore, or in a desktop browser with PocketCloud Web.
Today, Dell Wyse is announcing the availability of PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows RT to provide users with additional choices for remotely accessing their personal and professional content. The new releases complement the existing versions of PocketCloud apps for iOS and Android devices, which since their launches have had more than 3.7 million downloads and consistent 4 to 4.5 star ratings on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The company is also announcing the release of its PocketCloud Web app and service, which brings all the features and benefits of the PocketCloud Explore apps to any Web browser. Users can now utilize a public computer and remotely access all the content – office files, photos, videos and music – on their personal and professional computers and stored in their own personal cloud. For multimedia content, users can upload and download files between their devices and remote computers, share content by streaming audio and video files from their remote computers and open remote files through a viewer or download and edit within a compatible local application.
Also, Dell is announcing that PocketCloud Companion, the client broker for Windows and Mac operating systems that provides access to content and applications stored on remote computers. PocketCloud Companion will be installed as standard on all Dell XPS and Dell Inspiron computers shipped in North America starting Nov. 15, enabling users to easily build their own personal cloud to remotely manage their content from their smartphone and tablet device.
PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Window RT are available immediately as free downloads in the Apple AppStore and Windows Store respectively. Registration for PocketCloud Web is available at www.pocketcloud.com.
“I find PocketCloud invaluable when I am doing my rounds to see patients,” said Dr. Michael Klein, a pediatric physician at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn. “Being able to get the applications and information on my iPad when and where I need it helps me complete routine charting in a fraction of the time. The additional mobility is particularly helpful, because it means that I can go to where the children are and update information on the fly rather than having to log information or find a desktop to make amendments.”
“Users require access to their digital assets at their fingertips wherever they might be,” said Tarkan Maner, vice president and general manager, Cloud Client Computing at Dell. “With the larger and more user-friendly interface available on tablet devices, users can do it all, from sharing personal memories to editing professional documents. Dell Wyse PocketCloud solutions make cloud computing less ’pie in the sky‘, and more ’palm of your hand’, as users are able to not only access all their assets from their mobile devices, but also change, upload and delete them at will.”
“Dell continues down a path to capitalize on opportunities to address the ever-increasing pressures of BYOD with new consumer solutions for easy data access while also adhering to demands of IT to create secure and manageable environments,” said Stacy Crook, program manager, mobile enterprise at IDC. “Dell’s updated portfolio of PocketCloud services enables consumers to easily access, view and share content across personal clouds, within multiple operating environments, while providing IT with a secure means of providing remote access to professional content.”