MWC 2011: NEC dongle backs up data on the move

Japanese systems maker NEC has launched "Cloud in Your Pocket", a dongle-based connection that encrypts and backs up data on the move via any available mobile network.

Japanese systems maker NEC has launched "Cloud in Your Pocket", a dongle-based connection that encrypts and backs up data on the move via any available mobile network.

NEC Iberica CEO Jaime Serrano said the device provided a cloud working environment anytime, anywhere and regardless of online connectivity or broadband speeds.

"Users can continue to manage and process their work even while in-flight, and synchronise any updates via the cloud as soon as they land at the airport," he said.

Once connectivity is re-established, data is synchronised immediately and backed-up at a secure carrier or datacentre, he said. Crucially for many corporate users, it automatically encrypts information and applications on any PC, laptop or thin client, he said.

NEC is aiming the product at mobile network operators, saying the devices lets them provide customers with pervasive mobile access to cloud resources.

NEC has developed a suite of services that address the needs of enterprise, small businesses, software as a service suppliers, and virtual desktops. It can be deployed in public, private or hybrid clouds, Serrano said.

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