Every business, regardless of size or industry, relies on hundreds or thousands of files to operate and be successful. Because of this, it is crucial to find the file-sharing platform that is the right fit for your business. With the social distancing and lack of contact that is occurring right now, it is vital that your files be easily accessible by you and your employees from anywhere. These platforms and programs each provide different advantages, so if you are unsure which one is right for you, please contact us!
Google Drive is one of the most popular file-sharing and storing platforms, having been used by schools and companies for years. The full Google suite integrates with every significant application so users can easily share and collaborate on projects. Google provides a variety of file format options, such as the creation of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, but also offers storage of many different file types. One of Drive’s most competitive aspects is that it is accessible from any device and even provides mobile apps so that you and your employees can always stay connected. The main disadvantage of Google’s platform is that they have admitted to ‘scanning’ documents so that information can be used for personalised Google ads, so, if you are planning on storing highly sensitive files, this may be an aspect to reconsider.
Dropbox, similar to Google, provides file storage options from a variety of operating systems. With multi-device access and automatic file backup, Dropbox offers a comprehensive experience for users. Dropbox even communicates and integrates with other systems, such as Microsoft, Zoom, and Slack. There are a few drawbacks, however. Some functionalities – like link sharing, manual sharing permission changes, and remote file wiping – are limited unless you are a Professional or Business paying customer. Additionally, because Dropbox runs on open-source software, anyone can find vulnerabilities in its code.
Tresorit is one of the safest and most private cloud services providers on the market. Providing features like military-grade encryption and public-key cryptography, your files are encrypted before they leave the device. No one, not even Tresorit employees, can read the data stored on their servers. Tresorit provides file-sharing similar to Google Drive but makes it harder to transfer file ownership and monitors who and when files are downloaded. Tresorit’s data centres are based in Europe and are fully GDPR compliant.
Keeping your files maintained and secure is a big responsibility. It is always better to be safe, so reach out to a professional if you need help!