So you’ve entered the brave new world of cloud storage, and you’re busy exploring its many advantages.
These include the ability to access your files on the run, the security of knowing your documents are backed up whatever happens to your computer or phone, and your ability to share files with those on the other side of the world.
But how can you ensure your business gets optimum clout from cloud-based management?
There are plenty of cloud providers out there, so it pays to do your homework and know exactly what you’re getting. Most plans give you a set amount of storage for free – you decide how many other features you add in, and which provider gives the best overall value. Most offer starter, personal and business packages.
The main contenders are Google Drive, OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), Box, Dropbox and SugarSynch, although a number of smaller, more specialised companies have now entered the market.
Remember, too, that free cloud storage is just the start of it. Your cloud provider should be able to offer you multi-platform support, top security and integrated apps, tailoring a package to suit your unique business needs.