Apple didn’t invent cloud computing. There are lots of other companies offering services similar to those found with iCloud, and one in particular wants to persuade you away from Apple. Box is prepared to offer iOS users of their Box Personal Account 50GB of free storage for the next 50 days.
Even more than just providing free cloud storage, using their free iPhone app you can use your Box account to stream any stored media content using the newly updated AirPlay. This means effortless sharing of photos, music and videos wirelessly and without downloading anything you have stored in your Box cloud storage space.
The company also warns that you should keep your eyes peeled because they intend to offer other prizes and incentives to join their increasing customer base over the next few weeks.
If you enjoy using Box for your personal cloud storage needs, they also have business and enterprise plans that allow for significantly larger files and multiple user accounts. They also come equipped with several collaboration and administrative functions as well as the ability to manage security by groups.
Box is no newcomer to the cloud storage platform. Established in 2005 they have grown to work with over 73% of the Fortune 500 companies in an effort to help them access, share and manage critical content. If you want to make a little extra money, they also offer referral bonuses and a reseller program. This is exciting news for those of you who can’t help but pass on the news of a good deal.
If you aren’t sure yet how you feel about iCloud, it might not be a bad idea to slip over to box.net and grab an account while they are still offering this promotion. It can never hurt to have an extra place to store a file or two.