Cloud storage services like Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive are a growing part of American business. But these services are like other password-protected accounts you have — for anyone storing something sensitive, they leave your storage as vulnerate to phishers and black hats as your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
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Yesterday we told you about how the nebulous (or is it cumulus?) cloud computing sector is bringing 60,000 new jobs to New York City, according to one study. Between its nominal shoutout to the neighborhood above the East Village, and its signature service Booker, which started out as SpaBooker, GramercyOne truly reps its hometown. The cloud-based startup recently announced a $15 million funding round led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures and is hiring for a dozen positions right now, with plans to add another dozen before the end of the year.
This gives us an opportunity to examine exactly what a cloud-based job looks like. GramercyOne makes Booker, a tool for merchants that is used for booking appointments, hotel rooms, whatever, and counts multi-national enterprises like Hilton Worldwide as users as well as boutique spas, fitness centers, salons, medical practices, and other local service businesses.