Cloud-based document storage added to iPhone

TeliaSonera will be the first mobile network operator to launch a cloud-based document management system for Apple's iPhone.

TeliaSonera will be the first mobile network operator to launch a cloud-based document management system for https://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/11/43744/apple-iphone-your-electronics-weekly-guide.htm Apple's iPhone.

The white label software, which TeliaSonera sells under its own brand, comes from California-based start-up Soonr, which has backing from Cisco, Intel and Clearstone Venture Partners, among others.

Sky Files, Soonr says, uses https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Defining-cloud-computing cloud computing technology to keep people in touch with their documents anywhere they go. Launched in February, Soonr's platform provides remote access, back-up and restore, collaboration, sharing, search, remote printing and faxing. When used with mobile handsets, Soonr's rendering technology provides high-quality document viewing of more than 30 different file types.

The service makes cloud computing personal, providing mobile professionals with their own secure place "in the cloud," the company said. Their files are now available anywhere, anytime on any device on any network.

With Sky Files, iPhone users get a crisp, clear view of all their documents plus the ability to collaborate and share, and even print from their iPhones. All capabilities are available to the subscriber, even when host computers are sleeping or switched off. Soonr also continuously and securely backs up the documents to a subscriber's "personal cloud". This makes it an alternative to RIM's Blackberry and laptops.

TeliaSonera in Denmark is the first, but mobile network operators in the US and Europe are expected to offer the Soonr service in early 2009.

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