Lenovo Sweetens Technology Lineup with SugarSync Cloud Sync

Dave Courbanou

March 16, 2012

2 Min Read
Lenovo Sweetens Technology Lineup with SugarSync Cloud Sync

Lenovo has always been on the edge of innovation in the PC market, so it should come as no surprise that Lenovo and SugarSync are working together to build out Lenovo Cloud Storage. Shipping on PCs and tablets, the new cloud technology is designed to a Dropbox of sorts for all things Lenovo and then some. Here’s the scoop …

One part Dropbox, one part iCloud, Lenovo’s Cloud Storage is leveraging SugarSync technology to give Lenovo’s tablets and computers a ubiquitous file backup and sharing program. Music, movies, photos and data — you name it, all can be synced between devices, up to 5GB for free. Lenovo is smart to leverage this technology, because as users buy more technology, they’ll want their data everywhere. Most PC manufacturers don’t offer something like this out of the box, and since Lenovo hasn’t ever been one for bloatware, you can be confident SugarSync’s integration is more than a superficial layer of software. Lenovo also believes the advantage to using SugarSync for the Lenovo Cloud Storage offer allows for enhanced computability with existing SugarSync technologies outside the Lenovo ecosystem.

No, you’re not going to get that super-deep app-level offered with iCloud integration, but the Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync offers very functional features such as:

  • Integrated cloud-based sharing for social networkers and group collaboration needs

  • Consistent local storage for persistent access even when offline

  • Outlook plug-in, allowing easy sharing of large files without attachments

  • 128-bit AES encryption of all data stored in the cloud

  • Cross-platform file syncing to ensure the latest file is always accessible.

So when can you start buying Lenovo devices equipped with SugarSync technology? Lenovo has an April 2012 launch date, with ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Android tablets being the first units to ship SugarSync preinstalled. And for the channel? It’s simply just another check-mark for Lenovo partners who are working with the SMB. Anytime a partner can offer enhanced data ubiquity and productivity, it’s a good thing.

I have a hunch, as Apple OS X Mountain Lion rolls out with deep iCloud integration, more and more vendors will want to offer some form of cloud syncing, especially with the coming wave of Windows 8 tablets.

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