Box cloud storage hits a glitch

Cloud storage provider Box experienced a snafu early today, as some users reported via Twitter that they could not access their stored documents. The company acknowledged that some customers experienced difficulty getting to their Box-stored files for about two hours early Tuesday.

Startups Aim to Chip Away at the Microsoft Office Empire

It was only a few years ago that Microsoft was dismissing SaaS and remaining silent about cloud computing in general. Disruption at the software layer is showing why Microsoft has concentrated heavily on the Azure infrastructure and platform plays. So what’s happening at a software level?

Syncplicity Makes Offline Syncing Possible

We get all giddy over here at GigaOM when it comes to storage and backup products, so it’s worth noting that today a service called Syncplicity launches in public beta. What’s nice about the service is it offers both storage and backup as well as automatic syncing across PCs. What makes it better than most is its ability to sync offline documents.

Right now, the bridging feature that syncs your offline work when you get online is only available for Google Docs/Word files and Facebook photos. However, Leonard Chung, co-founder of the service, says more offline syncing options will come soon. So will a Mac product. Because my PC is wonky at the moment (hey, it’s four years old,) I didn’t get a chance to try out the software, but if you guys do, please leave us a note in the comments section with your thoughts. Read More about Syncplicity Makes Offline Syncing Possible