Document storage in the cloud has created many advantages and expanded a few frustrations. The popularity of positive features creates opportunities for a new business to present solutions to the difficulties. SurDoc is just such a company that is resolving problems and increasing satisfaction in using cloud storage services.
The objective of SurDoc is allowing people to effortlessly open any type of stored document. This removes the difficulty of finding an application to open a specific file. The company’s formatting system was recently launched at the end of 2011. It provides a universal document platform permitting anyone to upload shared documents that retain the formatting of the author.
Because the SurDoc system is new, users can presently enjoy free access for up to 10 gigabytes of data. The company raised $4,000,000 of institutional funding in order to create its beta version. Users don’t require a PDF reader or any other software. SurDoc users can currently edit and annotate documents. Additional features are expected in coming months.
As the use of cloud computing grows, SurDoc is positioned to simplify sharing of documents. The company competes with several popular services such as Dropbox, Box.net, and Norton. The estimated value of Dropbox is $4 billion although the company is still privately owned. Dropbox raised $250,000,000 of funding last October. Over 45 million people use Dropbox to save one billion files every three days. Box.net raised $83,000,000 in 2011. That business has six million users with 300 million documents stored. The 10 gigabytes of free storage offered by SurDoc also enables secure and completely automatic backup of Microsoft Windows data files to the cloud. Dropbox only offers 2 gigabytes free.
SurDoc uses UOML (Unstructured Operation Markup Language) technology. Documents converted to this format are easily edited or reformatted. A user can create a document in various formats, such as .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .SVG ppt, .pptx, ODF, PDF, XPS, and HTML. After converting to UOML, the document is shared with anyone – including those who don’t have the application used by the document creator. Sharing parties manipulate the document using any browser enabled with HTML 5, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. This permits SurDoc to specifically target mobile users.