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File Security and Portability with Online File Storage

Published on 10 November 16
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Offices have opted for online file storage over paper document management systems as the management requires the workers quite a long time to search the documents, incurs heavy costs for paper production and mostly, causes difficulties in managing. To understand why offices and firms have opted for this, let’s first explore what features of Online file storage make it distinctive and unique.


What Is An online file storage?


Online file storage give offices the perks of storing, sharing and converting digital files within a network. Initially, officers realized they needed an when they made use of technologies for converting paper files into digital files. This not just saved papers and time wasted on looking for and managing the paper documents. Even the oldest file management systems contributed to reducing the time incurred for sharing paper files with limited file formats available. It is only after this contribution, the technology progressed and supported image files, other documents and videos.

No matter how developed or blooming an organization is, what the number of workers is and how many corporates are enrolled in the company, every business or startup truly needs an. The modern forms of provide auditing tools, security and automatic workflow.

Let’s now discuss the basics and special features of online file storage before you, as a firm opt or implement one.

  • Compatibility

An updated must be compatible with every type of files. Before implementing, the organization must be sure that the online file storage is compatible enough and recognizes all types of files, especially heavy files like images. Moreover, business must look for a special feature called optical character recognition that identifies texts in the documents. So, to make the best of your online file storage, avoid a document management system that supports a limited number of files. When the new version of document files was introduced in docs format by Microsoft, the storages didn’t support a basic format like docx. Therefore, before implementing one online file storage the businesses must trust only those online file storage service providers that ensure the delivery of every trending technology that is available as per the current trends and versions.


  • Trust Within The Organization

There are various documents that are too sensitive and difficult to openly store in the system. This online file storage gives users the access to files and documents anytime and from anywhere. But how can you as an organization be sure if your files are secure within the office environment itself? Firstly, the managers must assure that their workers are aware of the policies and procedures about how the document management system work and function. Secondly, the workers must be able to handle critical data. When such policies get implemented, a level of trust gets built automatically within the workers and organization and also they’ll know what penalties they can face and that might restrict them from misusing the files and instead of helping the co-workers in deciding what measures should be taken.


Also, generally the workers tend to not read the conditions and policies about their organizations. In cases like these, a clear and simple instruction with a legal disclaimer will help companies in fulfilling their goals regarding ensuring a trust within the organization. In fact, managers can encourage their workers in using their instincts for making decisions ,whereas the employees, whenever undergoing any emergencies about misusage, should report to a senior authority for taking the call or at least guide along the way.


  • Storage

Amongst all the characteristics of online file storage, a good storage facility is the most important of all. Due to a large number of files produced, it is very important for the companies to review the storage capacity that the system offers them. Managers and the workers should take a call on what data is important and which ones can be archived. In fact, there are many times when it gets essential to get rid of certain documents too. Only such factors will force you to decide what kind of storage is necessary and with what amount of storage. The modern online file storage help in creating a hierarchy of files as per their importance and by assigning certain parameters for priority in each document.


While it gets difficult to implement disruptive technologies unless not getting it implemented and seeking results as per expectations, online file storage have actually proven to be worth opting for. This is mainly because digital form of document management offers much more beyond time management and easy access. An online file storage system is worth implementing only if your company wants the workers to stay updated regarding amendments brought up in the documents. The documents are easy to access anytime and from anywhere. Security is firmly ensured and also, you can limit the people who can access the documents by making changes. And mostly, the chances of files losing are very rare. Companies that have had an experience of using an online file storage have seen results and have found it to be user-friendly.





File Security and Portability with Online File Storage - Image 1

Offices have opted for online file storage over paper document management systems as the management requires the workers quite a long time to search the documents, incurs heavy costs for paper production and mostly, causes difficulties in managing. To understand why offices and firms have opted for this, let’s first explore what features of Online file storage make it distinctive and unique.

What Is An online file storage?





Online file storage give offices the perks of storing, sharing and converting digital files within a network. Initially, officers realized they needed an when they made use of technologies for converting paper files into digital files. This not just saved papers and time wasted on looking for and managing the paper documents. Even the oldest file management systems contributed to reducing the time incurred for sharing paper files with limited file formats available. It is only after this contribution, the technology progressed and supported image files, other documents and videos.

No matter how developed or blooming an organization is, what the number of workers is and how many corporates are enrolled in the company, every business or startup truly needs an. The modern forms of provide auditing tools, security and automatic workflow.

Let’s now discuss the basics and special features of online file storage before you, as a firm opt or implement one.

  • Compatibility
An updated must be compatible with every type of files. Before implementing, the organization must be sure that the online file storage is compatible enough and recognizes all types of files, especially heavy files like images. Moreover, business must look for a special feature called optical character recognition that identifies texts in the documents. So, to make the best of your online file storage, avoid a document management system that supports a limited number of files. When the new version of document files was introduced in docs format by Microsoft, the storages didn’t support a basic format like docx. Therefore, before implementing one online file storage the businesses must trust only those online file storage service providers that ensure the delivery of every trending technology that is available as per the current trends and versions.

  • Trust Within The Organization
There are various documents that are too sensitive and difficult to openly store in the system. This online file storage gives users the access to files and documents anytime and from anywhere. But how can you as an organization be sure if your files are secure within the office environment itself? Firstly, the managers must assure that their workers are aware of the policies and procedures about how the document management system work and function. Secondly, the workers must be able to handle critical data. When such policies get implemented, a level of trust gets built automatically within the workers and organization and also they’ll know what penalties they can face and that might restrict them from misusing the files and instead of helping the co-workers in deciding what measures should be taken.

Also, generally the workers tend to not read the conditions and policies about their organizations. In cases like these, a clear and simple instruction with a legal disclaimer will help companies in fulfilling their goals regarding ensuring a trust within the organization. In fact, managers can encourage their workers in using their instincts for making decisions ,whereas the employees, whenever undergoing any emergencies about misusage, should report to a senior authority for taking the call or at least guide along the way.

  • Storage
Amongst all the characteristics of online file storage, a good storage facility is the most important of all. Due to a large number of files produced, it is very important for the companies to review the storage capacity that the system offers them. Managers and the workers should take a call on what data is important and which ones can be archived. In fact, there are many times when it gets essential to get rid of certain documents too. Only such factors will force you to decide what kind of storage is necessary and with what amount of storage. The modern online file storage help in creating a hierarchy of files as per their importance and by assigning certain parameters for priority in each document.

While it gets difficult to implement disruptive technologies unless not getting it implemented and seeking results as per expectations, online file storage have actually proven to be worth opting for. This is mainly because digital form of document management offers much more beyond time management and easy access. An online file storage system is worth implementing only if your company wants the workers to stay updated regarding amendments brought up in the documents. The documents are easy to access anytime and from anywhere. Security is firmly ensured and also, you can limit the people who can access the documents by making changes. And mostly, the chances of files losing are very rare. Companies that have had an experience of using an online file storage have seen results and have found it to be user-friendly.

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  1. 10 November 16
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    Great post, to understand the basic about cloud computing specially online file storage. Keep posting such blog.

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