A recent study has revealed that companies and top executives have lost data, missed deadlines, and suffer from decreased productivity because of a lack of file sharing mobility and remote access.
According to the report, The State of Mobility in The Workplace, 40 percent of top executives for companies have reported that they have missed a deadline because they could not access files remotely with a mobile device. 30 percent say they missed a deadline because they could not edit files remotely. As a result, companies without a clear file sharing strategy in place are losing out on vital business and hurting overall efficiency and productivity.
Business owners need to think about many different administrative details, and it just so happens that how to share files securely is one of those main issues to consider. Now more than ever it is vital for a company to have remote access to files and workstations when not in the office, especially from a mobile device.
As the data from the report tells us, it can cost companies and individual workers or executive’s big time.
Here are three key benefits to having a file sharing strategy/platform in place for your business:
Depending on which file-sharing platform you use, and there are seemingly an infinite number out there, one thing is fairly constant – access.
File sharing programs offer more access than ever before, as you can access your documents stored through your desktop, through the internet and a web-based interface, and even through your phone via an app or mobile browser.
What would a file-sharing program be if it did not allow you to actually share your files? Rhetorical question, yes, but the best part about these file-sharing programs is the ability to share files between your business colleagues and employees – regardless of where they are located at.
Now, there are security measures built in that enable you to decide who has access to what and what they can do with files they upload and download, so you don’t have to worry about anyone going in there and messing things up. You can either have a password set up and provide access that way or provide users with their own accounts so you can track their activity specifically.
Other than the access and sharing capabilities of file sharing platforms, one of the biggest benefits to instituting a file sharing strategy is the storage backup you get with it.
Not only is it paramount for businesses to have remote access to critical documents and projects, you also need to store those files and data to ensure you always have a copy other than on your physical computer. Having a backup readily available, and accessible from anywhere, can ensure your company doesn’t lose vital information again due to disaster or human error.