Hello and welcome to the POW Software blog!
This is our first post, it comes with the opening of our website.
I am Paul Fresquet, founder and manager of POW Software. The purpose of this post is to present you the main lines and the functioning of this blog, as well as to briefly talk about the objectives of POW Software and our first software solution, ByteSync.
Let’s start with the blog 🙂
This blog will be used to communicate in detail about POW Software products, services and events. For example, this is where we will give details of the Beta of ByteSync or specify the content of new versions of our software.
We will also publish content that clearly informs you about the positioning of our products and we will give examples of concrete use cases of our services.
More rarely, we will discuss various topics, possibly unrelated to POW Software.
In addition to this blog, we will regularly publish information on our LinkedIn page. We invite you to follow it regularly or to subscribe to it to be kept fully informed.
That’s it for the blog, and now a quick presentation of the company.
The idea of founding POW Software came to me while I was still co-director of Kipaware, a company I co-founded more than 10 years ago, which develops and distributes Moduleo, an ERP intended for the French market of land surveyors and service companies.
As part of our data hosting missions for our clients, we were regular users of software for IT professionals: data synchronisation and backup software, server monitoring, data search, etc.
Most of the tools available on the market provided the expected service. However, they were often ageing software or they were doing too many different things and therefore lacked efficiency. The documentation was not always complete enough and too often we had to contact support to find the solution to our problems, even when they were simple to manage. In addition, the management of user licences was not always clear and took too much time.
We looked around the market several times and found that these problems were often inherent in long-standing software. The newer software often lacked polish and was not stable enough to be used in production where we faced critical constraints.
After more than 10 years at the head of Kipaware, I decided to create the company POW Software, whose main objective is to offer modern and easy to use software for IT professionals.
Our goal is to offer innovative solutions, but not only that. We plan to develop software that is equivalent to what already exists on the market, but modernised and more in tune with the expectations of today’s users.
Thus, we are committed to basing our range of services on the following values:
- Reliability and functionality. Our software must be robust and do what is expected of it.
- Performance. Our software must be fast and designed to save users as much time as possible.
- Clarity. Our software must be easy to understand and operate. It must be simple.
- Innovation. Our software should take advantage of the latest technologies and best practices in IT.
- Documentation. Our documentation must be complete and allow users to find solutions themselves when they encounter known problems.
- Support. Our support must be responsive so that users who contact us are assisted quickly and efficiently.
- Proactivity. We will strive to anticipate and resolve problems before they occur.
- Fair licensing. We will offer our services at fair prices and with flexible and time-efficient licensing systems.
ByteSync, our first software to be launched soon
This general philosophy will be reflected in ByteSync, our innovative data backup and synchronisation solution:
- Based in the Cloud, ByteSync will not require complex firewall settings as data streams use the HTTPS protocol.
- Encapsulating rsync technology, only data differences between files will be transferred. POW ByteSync will therefore be particularly suitable for large volumes of data.
- User data, including file names, paths and contents, will be encrypted end-to-end for maximum security. Only the clients of a session will be able to encrypt and decrypt this information.
- Unlike traditional backup solutions that often only take into account one source and one destination repository, ByteSync will allow data to be synchronised across up to 5 endpoints.
- ByteSync will have a clear and responsive interface to work equally well on any monitor size and to allow the user to easily manage complex data synchronizations.
- ByteSync will be available in several languages, so that users will not be blocked for their knowledge of English. This will include the software, website, documentation and support.
- ByteSync should be cross-platform to run on Windows, Linux and Mac. We will confirm this shortly.
- ByteSync should be simple and efficient. It will be designed for multi-client sync via the Cloud. It will only do that to do it well. Everything will be done to facilitate the use around this functional core.
ByteSync will complement the existing range of synchronisation and backup software that operate on the standard FTP, FTPS, SFTP and SCP protocols.
We will release ByteSync in the early months of 2022, once the Beta phase is complete.
The Beta of ByteSync will start in early 2022. It will allow us to fix bugs not detected during our internal testing phases, to improve our documentation and to collect requests from early adopters that will allow us to orientate the developments in 2022.
We want every user to benefit from taking part in the Beta. In addition to helping to improve the service and define its future direction, we plan to offer something concrete to each participant. We are currently thinking about this.
We will give more information about the conditions of the Beta and the conditions of the marketing in a few weeks.
If you would like more information, you can contact us.
Thank you for taking the time to read this first post 🙂