In the fall of 2014, the U.S. government revealed its solution for document storage. “Top Secret” files — those of the highest level of confidentiality — would be kept in the cloud. Granted, those documents were probably late getting there and exceeded their budget, but the point remains: the cloud is a trusted document storage solution.
There are a few document storage options, but only one true solution. Cloud-based file storage companies such as Citrix ShareFile are the document management choice of today’s most well-operated organizations — and the government too.
ShareFile: The solution to document management
Three other common types of document storage include web-based, client server-based and database management systems. All have their downsides; none live up to the standard set by cloud-based platforms.
● Web-based storage comes at a cost, both to your budget and your peace of mind. Installing, upgrading, monitoring and configuring require major investments of both time and money, while the servers where your data is stored may be short on security.
● Client server networks can be expensive to install and usually require the services of IT professionals for maintenance. Plus, congestion can happen when too many downloads occur simultaneously, causing the network to slow or freeze up altogether.
● Database management systems are constantly being upgraded, which is great. But these upgrades come with the need for additional downloads or hardware upgrades to keep pace as well as the knowledge needed to learn the new functions.
Storing your documents on the cloud with ShareFile requires no installation, maintenance or special training, and we’ll take care of any upgrades for you. You can start uploading files to storage in just minutes with our free 30-day trial.
And any documents you put into storage will be password protected and encrypted using the same AES 256-bit encryption used by the government. Your data will be stored in SSAE 16 accredited datacenters and regularly backed up to additional servers. Enjoy unlimited storage and the ability to share files of up to 100 GB in size from any location.
When it comes to finding a solution for document storage, a cloud based storage provider like ShareFile is a no-brainer.