The company – founded only two years ago – has truly transformed the concept of work efficiency and collaboration. Simply put, Polkast is a free application that can be downloaded to a desktop, laptop or server so that within minutes, all information from that hardware can be accessed via any device with Internet connectivity, including both iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices. The driving mentality behind Polkast’s technology is that it’s sometimes better to surpass the cloud when it comes to sharing and storing more private, sensitive information.
It’s indisputable that one of -- if not the largest -- concerns about the public cloud is security. Whether you’re an individual consumer or an enterprise in an information-sensitive industry like healthcare, government or law enforcement, this has undoubtedly been an apprehension at one point or another. But the fact still remains that sensitive information needs to be securely accessed and shared.
Realizing this, Polkast brought a solution to market that completely bypasses the public cloud by leveraging the power of users’ direct Wi-Fi networks. In doing this, the company guarantees the fastest, most powerful and most secure working experience. Users can access and share original files – text documents, videos, photos and more – to and from any device instantly.
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“No content is ever compromised or duplicated or copied on any other third-party storage,” Bui explains. “Only the devices that they own, can see that content. At no point does Polkast ever see that content.”
With Polkast, you can work across multiple operating systems and multiple locations so that virtual teams can work more efficiently and productively. The technology fits into any business process or strategy. For example, if you need to work last minute and don’t have your laptop, you can access and share all pertinent information to any of your employees’ devices as if you were in-office. And, when you edit documents and photos in Polkast and save it to the application, it will save across every connected device.
Needless to say, this removes a lot of hassle and burden on user’s ends. This means never needing to send another e-mail to yourself or synch your devices again. When traveling, you’ll never have to lug around your laptop because it contains all of your private, critical information. With the touch of a button, you can access and share it as needed via any Internet-connected device.
Bui makes the company’s main proposition clear: “I’m not proposing you abandon the cloud, because the cloud is great in certain cases, but you don’t need to use the cloud for everything. Less sensitive information can certainly be stored in the cloud; however, there is obviously more sensitive information that people don’t want to put in the cloud. This is a secure alternative and resolution to this issue.”
Be sure to stop by Booth #633 on the exhibition floor to see product demos from Polkast and more.