5 Benefits of the Cloud for File Sharing

Technology is an amazing thing. It continues to grow and develop, simplifying certain tasks and making so many things a whole lot easier. One of the most innovative and beneficial developments in technology is “the cloud”.

Public Cloud computing, commonly referred to as “the cloud” is a type of computing that involves storing, sharing and accessing data, programs, and files over the Internet, as opposed to storing, accessing and sharing data, files, and programs on your hard drive. The cloud has proven to be very beneficial for small business owners and the average Joe alike.

File sharing is something that has really benefited from the cloud. Here’s a look at five of the biggest benefits that the cloud has provided for file sharing.

Reduces Costs

Thanks to the cloud, businesses have been able to cut down their costs. Because files are shared directly over the Internet, there is no need for business owners to purchase expensive equipment and machinery, which would otherwise have to be used to share files. Cost reduction, in any form, is always a big benefit for businesses; the same is true for the average person who is looking to share files with others via their home computer.

Saves Time

Business owners and the average person can save a great deal of time, thanks to sharing files via the cloud. Now, there’s no need to save the files to a device, transport that device and insert that device into a computer in order to access the files. With just a few clicks of a button, files can instantly be shared. Talk about a huge time saver.

Better Accessibility

Thanks to the cloud, files are much easier to share and to access even when stored on-premise. Essentially, anyone who is using a cloud network can share their files with others who are using the same cloud network. Which means that not only can files be easily shared, but can also easily be accessed by anyone from anywhere.

Improved Security

By leveraging the cloud, files can be accessed and shared without VPN. This improves security since no VPN access to internal network resources is required eliminating potential security holes. When combined with accessing files in a browser, downloading of files can prevented while allowing access to prevent data leaks

Files can be Accessed Anywhere

You don’t have to be at a specific device to share and receive files; as long as you are on the cloud, you can send and receive files from any location – your phone, your tablet, a desktop in Peru – anywhere with an internet connection and a simple web browser!

While there are numerous benefits to using the public cloud for file sharing in larger firms the file sharing security risks and costs of storing files in the cloud can outweigh the benefits. More..

Daniel, Founder of MyWorkDrive.com, has worked in various technology management roles serving enterprises, government and education in the San Francisco bay area since 1992. Daniel is certified in Microsoft Technologies and writes about information technology, security and strategy and has been awarded US Patent #9985930 in Remote Access Networking