SOURCE: Nomadesk


October 19, 2009 09:45 ET

Nomadesk Launches Digital Nomad Video Contest to Reward Digital Nomads for Sharing Their Story

Winner to Receive a Digital Nomad Survival Kit Filled With Prizes Worth More Than $2,000

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Are you a "Digital Nomad"? Nomadesk, developer of the easiest and most secure on-demand file sharing software (click here to download a free 30-day trial), wants to know your story. Nomadesk today launched a "Digital Nomad Video Contest," to engage people in the conversation of how they are successfully working from varied remote locations given today's new technologies -- which provide people the means to stay connected and productive from anywhere. Simply upload your "Digital Nomad" story describing your craziest or most productive day working from a remote location in a video format at The top 10 rated videos will each receive a 1-year subscription to a Nomadesk Team File Server. These top 10 videos will be judged by a panel of Digital Nomads (see below) and the winner will receive a Digital Nomad Survival Kit valued at $2,100, which features:

-- a Dell Netbook with Webcam

-- Novatel Mifi

-- Logitech Headset and Mic

-- BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone

-- Nomadesk Travel Backpack and

-- a Nomadesk Team File Server (3-year free subscription)

In Mike Elgan's recent blog post, "What kind of digital nomad are you?" he outlines various types of Digital Nomads... "Location-independent digital nomads run the gamut from people who sneak off to Starbucks to get some focused work done to hard-core adventure travelers who sell their house, leave the country and travel the world for years. In between, there are all kinds of people and reasons to take advantage of the flexible-work opportunities that mobile devices, social networks and the Internet make possible." Click here to read all of his definitions.

"In this era of connectivity, 'Digital Nomads' are a growing number of people choosing to conduct business from anywhere, and many are earning a solid living while exploring the planet, sojourning to exciting locations, or simply working while on the road in between client visits," said Filip Tack, Nomadesk CEO. "We want Digital Nomads to share their success stories with us and help inspire the rest of the world to see new possibilities in work life. At Nomadesk we are helping Digital Nomads become even more mobile by safeguarding their files and giving them the opportunity to access their stuff from anywhere. Check out today's announcement on our new release with improved usability benefits!" []

How the Digital Nomad Contest Works

Contestants are encouraged to share their craziest or most productive day working in the Digital Nomad lifestyle by uploading a less than 3-minute video at Each video will be rated by the public, so share your videos with friends and family. The top 10 videos with the most votes will be submitted to a panel of judges. The Contest runs October 19, 2009 through December 31, 2009. For details and requirements, check out the rules and regulations here. The winner will be announced on January 13, 2010.

Criteria and Judging

A special panel of judges, all Digital Nomads themselves, will review the top 10 rated entries and determine the winner. Each person can submit one video entry, which will be judged on originality (where were you working from and why), use of technology (what products aided you in your ability to be productive?) and impact (what were you able to achieve or accomplish?). The judges include:

-- Bruce Eric Anderson, Social Media Evangelist for Dell and creator of

-- Craig Crossman, host of Computer America Radio Show

-- Mike Elgan, blogger and journalist for such publications as ComputerWorld and Datamation

-- Chris Guillebeau, writer, world traveler and creator of "Art of Non-Conformity" Blog

-- Chris Shipley, chairman and CEO of Guidewire Group and Founder of DEMO

-- Filip Tack, CEO of Nomadesk.

For more information visit where you can read the contest rules, link to a video explaining contest details, and upload your Digital Nomad video.

About Nomadesk

With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Nomadesk is a leading provider of on-demand file sharing software that enables digital nomads or geographically dispersed professionals to easily share, sync, encrypt, backup and store files from any location, whether online or offline. Bringing the power of cloud computing to small businesses, Nomadesk alleviates the hassles and minimizes the high costs of traditional document management solutions, as well as online storage pay-per-user models. For only $15 per month per file server, an unlimited number of team members can access, share and save docs with unlimited* storage capacity. In addition, TheftGuard™ provides advanced tracking and allows users to spot a stolen or misplaced device on Google Maps and remotely shred all important documents. Click here to download a free 30-day trial. To learn more about Nomadesk, visit, become a Nomadesk fan or watch this video that explains the Digital Nomad phenomenon.

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