5 Boy band songs that are actually about file sharing software

Let’s go back to an era when sharing files was limited to FTPs and burning CDs. Waiting 8 seconds for a website page to load was no big deal. And file sync wasn’t yet nearly as big as the boy band playing on the radio. On a recent Throwback Thursday, I listened to a few of these classic jams on Spotify (the Napster of the new millennium) and had a thought: most fans think the gang was singing about break-ups and lost love, but here are some tunes that could easily be re-written to be about file sharing software.

Cloud-based File Sharing Software

It’s tearin’ up my heart to email you
But when we are apart, I feel it too
And no matter what I do, I feel the pain
With or without you

When you securely store files in the cloud, you don’t need to worry about losing track of important documents. I said “securely” because if you use a trusted cloud file sharing software solution, your files will be protected with 256-bit AES encryption. Recently, I was working on a slide deck that was going to be used for a team meeting, so there were multiple co-workers involved in creating the content. After I saved the deck in the cloud, my colleagues could easily get the file back on their own devices.

File Sharing Software Enables Collaboration

It’s the comments that I wanted
It’s the approval that I needed
So I know what to do now
Cause I got your feedback

There was a time when I would draft an email with a Word Doc attached to share with multiple stakeholders. After I clicked send, I hoped for the best only to be returned with confusing email threads. I was never certain which version of the Word Doc was the final draft. Does that sound like a familiar situation? By using a file sharing software that has a document approval workflow, collaborating with my team is smooth and seamless thanks to having all of the feedback and messages all in one place.

Client Portal Software for File Sharing

20,000 miles away, but I can see you
And you can securely see my files
Digital, digital get down just what we need
We can share files easily
We can get together in a client portal

This song was made for doing business in the 21st century! When I heard this song come on the playlist, the first thought that came to mind was “he’s singing about a client portal.” We are doing business globally, so with a client portal, even if your customers are in a different time zone, they can still access the files they need using their own username and password.

File Sharing Software Providers

I know that I can share much more
This file ain’t too large
I want to see you out that inbox
Baby bye bye bye

File too large to send? Not enough storage capacity? Confusing dashboard? File format not supported? These are all frustrating file sharing limits and that means it’s time to dump your file sharing provider and move on to a solution that’s built for your business with security in mind. If you think you’re saving money by going with the freemium file sharing software, you’re probably risking you and your clients’ data security. The risk of a data breach could end up costing you much more than what you bargained for. Consider a secure file sharing service you can trust for a long lasting relationship.

These chart-toppers resonated with me as a tween, and now as an adult I can see their value at work through collaborating and sharing files of all types with my co-workers.

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About the Author

Lauren Pritchett has been a member of the Citrix ShareFile marketing team since June 2016. She believes that customer-driven innovation is the key to success for businesses of all sizes. Lauren lives with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog in Raleigh, NC.