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Moving to the cloud - part 2

I would really like to recommend Dropbox to store your files. The free version offers 2 GB of storage and the software can run on all my computers and my phone. There are of course several services that do almost the same thing, but so far I have not found anyone that does it as good as Dropbox.

Moving the files to the cloud was easy. I just created an account, installed the software and moved my files to the designated directory. Since then my free account have been upgraded to 3 GB because I made some friends join Dropbox.

The next step was to move my e-mail from my current service provider to Gmail. Wint Google Apps I get exactly the same functionality as a previously had, but also a better web user interface.

The challenge in this move was to move all existing e-mails to my new Google Apps account. It turned out to be pretty easy by activating POP-mail in Gmail and get all the e-mails from the existing mail server. When all e-mails were synchronized all that was left was to change the DNS pointers from the existing mail server to Google Apps.

These were the two first and easiest projects in my cloudification. The next step will be to move web sites and databases, which will require some more work.

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