EMC subsidiary Mozy has added a file synchronisation feature to its online backup service that will automatically keep content up to date across smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Mozy Stash is a specialised folder that syncs content across devices so each computer linked to the 'Stash' will automatically keep its local folder up to date with your files.
Those who are using Mozy's iOS or Android mobile apps will see a Stash folder appear so mobile uploads can be accessed from desktops and users can upload photos and videos to their Stash account from their mobile.
The feature is available to those who already have a Mozy online backup account and storage levels are based on the existing package you have with the firm.
For example, if you are on a 50GB plan and have used 30GB for online backup, then 20GB will be dedicated to Stash, the firm explained.
Claire Galbois-Alcaix, senior marketing manager at Mozy, told V3 the feature will aid mobile working as data will be accessible from multiple devices quickly and easily.
"You don't want to only get your email on one device and only work on your presentation on another, you want to be able to access the information you are working on using whichever device is at hand," she said.
"Mozy has already enabled access to information through our web portal and our mobile apps. Now we are helping people to push their most current information to their devices so the documents they are working on are already there waiting for them wherever and whenever they are needed."
Mozy users who want to make the Stash feature available on their computers need to log into their account, join up and download the software.
At present the feature is in the public beta phase and Mozy Home users who sign up to this trial will receive the feature for free as part of their plans.
The firm plans to announce Mozy Home and Mozy Pro packages that include the feature in the near future but no details have been given as to how much extra it will cost.
Currently, Mozy Pro packages start from £2.99 per month (+VAT) plus 40p per gigabyte for a single desktop license. The firm also offers 50GB of storage for £4.99 per month or 125GB for £7.99 per month to home users.
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