TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drawing on their years of executive problem solving experience, several local serial entrepreneurs created YourLifeArchive Inc. last year and have launched the company's first product, TheOneFile (http://www.theonefile.com), an Internet site designed to help individuals organize and store their personal information in one secure place.
Co-founders Jim Kissane and his wife Nancy, both retired executives, had first talked about the concept in the mid '90s. "It started with a conversation at a family gathering, when we were discussing the various states of disorganization of our personal documents," says Jim. "We actually thought of an Internet application, but realized we were way ahead of the curve. Now seemed to be the right time to introduce it."
A self-described geek who says he was "a geek before it was chic," Kissane built his first radio when he was 10 and his first computer back in the '60s. During the years after that, he was a successful Booz-Allen consultant and led seven technology units. Several years ago, he and another co-founder, Andy Schultz, a former Johnson & Johnson marketing executive and founder of Sharn, Inc. (now a part of Midmark Inc.), began discussing TheOneFile concept.
Key elements of TheOneFile include:
- Comprehensive and unlimited cloud data storage capabilities: From birth certificates and marriage licenses to property titles and living wills, there are 123 categories of pre-established data entry. Other categories can be added. The website's free form data entry allows members the flexibility to create their own storage categories. And unlike most other applications, TheOneFile offers unlimited data storage.
- Security: The site uses the most powerful commercially available encryption - 256 bit AES encryption. No one can view/access the user's private information directly.
- Designated, easy access: Users can designate individuals who can access specific items to maintain confidentiality while supporting appropriate data sharing. Users can access data anywhere through an Internet connection.
- Safety of data: Cloud storage avoids issues affecting more traditional storage options such as lost CDs and computer failures.
"We consider this a new product category that goes well beyond simple storage to a comprehensive, easy to use and access organization, storage and access tool," says Kissane. "Our research tells us that our clients, most typically in the 45 to 75 year old age group, are interested in organization as well as storage, and appreciate the ability to combine these elements in one secure product with TheOneFile."
Some of the first users include married couples, seniors and divorcees, but Tampa resident Barbara Spaulding, 58, says the concept works for many people.
"I think everybody and their brother should have this," says Spaulding, a former FEMA worker who saw first-hand the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2006. "It just makes sense. Everybody in Florida is in a flood zone in my mind. The cost is a no-brainer. Do you want to take a chance for $89.95 a year?"
TheOneFile offers a free 30-day trial period, with subscription service after that provided for $8.95 per month or $89.95 per year. Information and a brief overview demo are available on the website, www.TheOneFile.com.
About YourLifeArchive Inc:
The company is creating new web applications intended to help people become better organized and less stressed. Developed to provide easy organization and storage for important documents, the company's TheOneFile product utilizes an organizing "framework" that offers peace of mind and unlimited data storage for users, with the highest commercially available level of data security. Free form data entry allows users to create their own categories and users can designate individuals and define their specific access. Information is available on the website, www.theonefile.com.
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