Make ShareFile part of your hurricane prep

Over the past week, I refreshed 500 times. With a huge hurricane spinning in the tropics, I made lists of things we will need to stay safe and dry – flashlights, clean towels, blankets, diapers, dog food. I filled up my gas tank today on the way into the office and there are 30 bottles of water rolling around the trunk of my car.

I don’t mean to be alarmist but Matthew looks terrifying:

I worry about keeping my family safe, just like you. I worry about my car and the big oak tree in my backyard. I worry about my 23-year old roof and the files stored in boxes in my attic. The tax records, the car titles, the health records. I can picture the big gust of wind ripping shingles open and water pouring in, destroying our family paperwork, holiday ornaments, off season clothes  – exactly what happened to my parents 20 years ago during Hurricane Fran.

While I can’t protect the holiday garlands, I can protect our files. Tonight I will scan all of our tangible paper files into ShareFile and store them in the Citrix cloud. Yes, even our tax records – with a 256-bit encryption in transit and at rest, I feel at ease that our financial information will be even more safe in the cloud than in our attic.

If you’re scrambling to prepare for a potential storm and starting to worry about the file cabinets in your office, take a deep breath. We’ve got you.

So grab your flashlights, peanut butter and bread, and sign up for your free 30-day trial. Let’s get your files in the cloud above the hurricane.

Stay safe this week. Our thoughts are with you and know that your files are safe with us.

About the Author

As Content Manager, Beth Anne Ballance loves to see great content and witty social media fall in love, surrounded by customer advocates. A Raleigh native, she joined the Citrix ShareFile team in 2015 as the Social Media Marketing Manager. Beth Anne graduated from UNC-Greensboro as the Joseph M. Bryan Scholar and her claim to fame was being named TIME's 8th Sassiest Brand on Twitter.