Many companies today, no matter their vertical, are facing the same challenge: inefficient data management. Citrix ShareFile has developed a cloud backup service that meets this challenge, leaving you with more time to do your job, and less time fretting over data sharing and storage. Read on to learn how this simple-to-use solution can further better your business.
5 reasons to take your backup service to the cloud
An article published by Fed Tech Magazine states, "Cloud-based remote backup offers benefits in four main areas: cost, risk, flexibility and quality. By backing up data in the cloud, businesses can reduce and simplify their cost structures while offloading some of their risk to a service provider."
Unfortunately, even with all of its proven benefits, only one third of businesses are currently utilizing cloud backup services. If you’re among the majority of companies that do not use a cloud backup service, here are five reasons to finally take the plunge.
1. Increased security
For most companies, keeping sensitive information secure is a top concern, and for good reason. As news stories break about major companies and organizations coping with the aftermath of compromised documents and data, business owners everywhere fear that it could happen to them.
ShareFile takes security seriously, and we are committed to protecting your information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do this through:
- AES 256-bit encryption (for files in transit)
- 128-bit encryption (for file storage)
- Multiple data storage stations
- Securely configured firewalls
- Multi-factor authentication
- Auto delete features
- Account activity reporting
2. More storage
Other avenues of data backup are limited in space and will eventually fill up and/or slow down your system. The cloud never runs out of room, and with ShareFile, you can back up an unlimited number of files.
3. Greater accessibility
The cloud is a place where approved users can access the information they need. They don’t need to be sent an email or grab hold of a disk to access their desired data. And with ShareFile, you can use a tablet, laptop or even a smartphone to perform your tasks.
This makes it simple for employees to work from anywhere — from home, a coffee shop, on the road — which not only improves productivity, but can promote job satisfaction as well.
An article published by Forbes says, "The perceived benefits of working from home has enabled me to hire top talent with no local geographic limits. It’s enabled me to steal away top talent from competitors, without having to increase their pay. It’s contributed to a highly engaged workforce with a company culture that won Best Place to Work awards. The benefits to me have far outweighed the hassles."
4. Improved accountability
Sometimes it’s important — even imperative — to be able to view a previous version of a file or see its modification history. Accountability is one of the cornerstones of running a great business, but too many companies are without the tools needed to effectively hold their employees and leaders accountable.
According to Biz Journal, "It is estimated that a lack of systemic accountability costs Corporate America tens of billions of dollars a year in terms of employee theft, re-work, return of defective products, inefficiency, workplace conflicts and misunderstandings."
ShareFile allows you to see all previous versions of a document from the past 30 days. You can also track the details of any changes that have been made and receive email alerts reporting any account activity.
When you add up all of the time and money that your business has lost as a result of inefficient file sharing and backup procedures, you will see that ShareFile basically pays for itself.
We have several plans to meet the needs of our clients:
- Personal Plan, $16 per month - includes one employee account, 100 GB file storage, 10 GB max file size
- Team Plan, $60 per month - includes five employee accounts, 1 TB storage and 10 GB max file size (each additional employee account is $10)
- Business Plan, $100 per month - includes five employee accounts, unlimited storage, and 100GB max file size (additional employee accounts are $12 per account)
- Virtual Data Room, $295 per month - Includes 5 GB storage, 10 GB max file size, and advanced security and tracking