It is increasingly important for a company’s data to be easily accessible online. This type of data management is called having your data in the cloud or cloud data storage. This is a great resource because it creates a backup of your data, provides multiple team members access to the same files and allows your data to be very well protected at a low cost.
What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is a popular data management tool. This cloud storage platform can be accessed online and used to backup all types of files including presentations, contracts, videos, photos and songs. Even better, Dropbox folders can be shared among a variety of approved users. The provided remote accessibility to a group of designated users makes Dropbox an excellent file storage system for a many small businesses.
How Do I Use Dropbox?
To get started using Dropbox, you simply need to set up a username and password. From there, you can begin uploading files for storage. After clicking on the upload button, you can drag and drop multiple files to upload at once. You can add as many folders as you want in any order you’d like. You can ultimately mirror your file organization on your computer to use Dropbox as a remote computer backup.
How Secure are My Files?
Dropbox uses the same level of security that banks use to encrypt customer data files. Add to that the fact that your files will only be shared with people whom you’ve designated them to be shared with and the fact that you can choose to share only specific folders, your data has a very high level of security. That said, please be sure to take proper caution when choosing a username and password.
Dropbox Mobile App
To make life, and file sharing, even easier, Dropbox has a mobile app for iOS and Android platforms. This allows you to upload, save, edit and share your files on the fly. This mobile enabled sharing means you can access your data anywhere, anytime. The ease of use makes things as simple as backing up your phone’s pictures become second nature. It makes cloud computing a simple necessity.
Cloud computing is a simple way to store your data while making it accessible for multiple users. The ease of use Dropbox provides makes it an excellent cloud file storage choice.
Do you use cloud computing in your business? If so, what do you use?