notepadlaptopRESIZE (2)Note taking app provider Evernote has recently emailed its entire user base to advise them of a successful hacking attempt. Because the criminals managed to gain access to user login details (and much more), Evernote has reset the password of every single user – thought to be in the region of 50 million accounts.

Evernote makes it easy to record notes on a computer, smartphone or tablet and then sync the results between each linked device. As useful as this functionality may be, the security breach is a blow to user confidence.

Affected companies and individuals should take this break in service to investigate the other options available to them. Evernote is almost specifically geared towards note taking using rich text files with embedded multimedia (for advanced users). However, there are now a number of alternative Cloud syncing services which allow the storage and retrieval of any document type offering additional flexibility to users.

LiveDrive from Broadband Cloud Solutions allows businesses to store any documents, along with unlimited file backup space for at least five computers. Files stored in the Cloud (Word, Excel and Powerpoint for instance) can all be viewed on any device, anywhere. The files are also encrypted to prevent sensitive data from being read in the unlikely event that a successful LiveDrive security breach takes place.

So when you have the option to synchronise full format documents to your devices, why would you return to a simple note taking variant?

If you would like to know more about the LiveDrive service and pricing plans, call the Broadband Cloud Solutions team today on 0141 585 6363.

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