Document management roll-up

Google has upgraded its Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides apps for iOS.

While Docs, Sheets and Slides are the core components of Google’s productivity suite, upgrading them on iOS gives them a reach they don’t have to date.

Before anyone gets excited, it’s not enough to replace Microsoft’s office products for mobile. But it pushes Google's productivity suite forward and adds functionality that Google mobile users are going to appreciate.

The Sheets spreadsheet app and the Slides presentation app have both been updated with bug fixes and performance improvements, while Docs has been updated with several new features in addition to the bug fixes.

The latest version of Google Docs comes with a view for suggestions and comments in Print layout as well as layout features in Office compatibility mode.

Google Play Books, the e-reading app, has also just been updated with a number of new features including faster speed to make simultaneous downloading of multiple books faster.

Hyland’s Data Moves

Hyland, creator of the OnBase document and enterprise content management system, is extending its geographical reach with the opening of a new data center in Mexico.

It is a response to the growing use of cloud applications and, in particular, Hyland’s growing cloud customer base.

Hyland has always pushed its agility credentials and the opening of the data center in Mexico will enable business users in the region using OnBase to respond rapidly changing markets.

This brings the number of Hyland data centers worldwide to eight, including Japan, the UK, Australia and the Netherlands.

It also means that users in just about all the major geographies can use the OnBase and stay compliant by storing their data in compliant locations.

DocsCorp Updates

Document workflow vendor DocsCorp has just announce that contentCrawler, its integrated analysis, processing and reporting framework, has been integrated with NetDocuments, the cloud-based document and email management system.

As a result, administrators will now be able to automate OCR and Compression services across all NetDocuments cabinets to convert image-based documents into text-searchable PDFs.

This, in turn, will reduce the file size of large documents for faster downloading and emailing.

As a result, customers will also be able search every document in every cabinet from any device. DocsCorp also said in a statement that it will be developing contentCrawler as it moves deeper and deeper into the cloud over the next year.

Keeping Safe With SkyKick

SkyKick, which provides cloud management software for IT departments, announced that its Cloud Backup application is now available in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden, with more European countries coming soon.

Previously available in North America and Asia Pacific, SkyKick Cloud Backup provides cloud-to-cloud backup, unlimited storage and instantaneous recovery of Office 365 data — specifically from Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft SharePoint Online.

SkyKick also announced that the SkyKick Cloud Backup application is now included as a free benefit within Microsoft’s Internal Use Rights (IUR) program for partners in the same countries.