Today’s cloud economy enables businesses to maximize the value of shared files. By providing group access to documents in a single repository, you eliminate the need for confusing levels of isolated version control. The files on shared drives are always current.
Several shared storage solutions exist, which can make selecting the one that’s right for your organization confusing. Below are three popular options and what differentiates them from each other.
Free with a MicroSoft account, OneDrive is cloud-based online storage similar to Google Drive. You can upload existing files on your computer hard drive to the shared folder, or create new files directly in the account. Companies that have implemented Office 365 may opt to use OneDrive as a shared solution to maintain consistency.
Dropbox is a similar cloud storage solution, but it is unaffiliated with major providers like Google and Microsoft. You can open a Dropbox account for free if you need limited storage. After the first two gigabytes, you’ll need to pay a monthly fee to hold more information. Dropbox is trusted by many businesses that don’t use Microsoft suites or prefer not to be fully invested in Google.
Businesses use WeTransfer primarily as a temporary file transfer solution. If you need long-term space for large amounts of data, you’re better off with one of the other options. Files may live on WeTransfer for just a couple of weeks before they’re removed. Some organizations use WeTransfer to complement shared storage tools like Dropbox.
What cloud storage options are you currently using in your business? Do you find you use certain applications more than others? Do you think you could improve your efficiency with these solutions? Contact us today to learn more.