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Three essential values for securing the cloud

This post was originally posted in Wired Innovation Insights.  In September 2013, my company AdeptCloud was acquired by Hightail and I moved from providing a private cloud service to secure file sharing in the public cloud. The switch has been fascinating and I’ve learned three key attributes of public cloud…

A design for life (not just a device)

Christian Crumlish is the Director of Product at CloudOn. CloudOn makes Microsoft Office® (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) files more accessible and useful on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch letting you edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations from anywhere with all the functionality you need. photo credit: Josh Luna / WebVisions As…

Dreading the interweb’s most fearsome foe: change

Exactly one year ago yesterday I became head of YouSendIt’s design team knowing that changing the name of the company was in the cards. It’s one of the many reasons I decided to join. YouSendIt outgrew its name long before I joined and I’m happy with how we’ve landed. I…

Make work awesome

Sol Lipman is the co-founder and Product Guy at startup Tomfoolery, whose debut product Anchor is a social app for work. In this guest post, he talks about consumer experiences crossing over into the business world and why this is the future of enterprise software. Not so long ago, an…

I fought Conway’s Law so you’ll win

In 1968, computer scientist Mel Conway wrote a paper “How Do Committees Invent?” outlining a thesis now so widely applicable and referenced that it is called Conway’s Law. Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure….

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