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The 13 best new software apps from Demo

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We've rounded up  the 13 hottest new products from this year's Demo conference - known as the launchpad for emerging technology.

Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud

This is unique new approach to cloud storage that Symform describes as a "storage potluck".

When users sign up for the Cooperative Storage Cloud, they can get as much storage space as they want within the cloud as long as they contribute an equal amount of storage space on their own premises for Symform to use as storage for other customers.

As Kevin Brown, the vice president of sales and marketing for Symform, explains it, the customer "contributes what they consume".

So for example, Brown says that a customer "can contribute from an internal drive or some external drive, eg, a $100 (£62) USB drive, and backup an unlimited amount".

This cooperative approach to storage makes Symform's cloud storage less expensive than other kinds of cloud storage.

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