3 Cloud Storage Services for SMBs

Data is becoming increasingly important for small to midsize businesses. Also, the amount of data that these types of businesses acquire and need to store is getting larger. Due to the increasing size and importance of data, it is crucial for SMBs to have great cloud storage options to protect this data.

A great cloud storage option will not only enable companies to store their data in a safe and secure way, but it will also allow for optimum collaboration across distances. Here are some of the top 3 cloud storage options for SMBs. All three of these cloud services have excellent cloud technology that can really help businesses.

1. Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the most well-known cloud storage options on the market. Dropbox offers a free version that comes complete with 2 GB of free storage. This version also allows for file sharing and syncing. Additionally, it has security features such as mobile pass codes, a two-step authentication process, and SSL encryption.

If your company needs more storage capacity, you can upgrade to the paid version of Dropbox. Business accounts for Dropbox cost $12.50 a month. With such an account, you get unlimited storage, team management tools, enhanced security, and phone and email support.

2. Google Drive

Google Drive is another well-known cloud service. One of the primary benefits of Google Drive is that it makes real-time collaboration very easy. Documents stored on Google Drive can be edited by multiple team members. These changes are made instantaneously, and can instantly be viewed by the other team members. This is ideal for companies who need to do a lot of document editing.

Google Drive also offers 15 GB of completely free storage. Google Drive also allows spreadsheets and other types of files to be stored on the cloud as well. Additional storage can be purchased for Google Drive as well, beginning at $1.99 a month.

3.Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is another one of the great cloud technologies that are available to SMBs. One of the best aspects of Microsoft OneDrive is that many of the files that people want to store on clouds are actually Microsoft files. With the Microsoft OneDrive, storing Microsoft Word documents, Excel files, or Powerpoint presentations is extremely easy.

Also, Microsoft OneDrive automatically updates its software to correspond with all of the latest versions of Microsoft programs. This leads to unparalleled compatibility, which can be very useful to many companies. Like the other options, Microsoft OneDrive offers a free version and a paid version. The free version offers 5 GB of storage. The paid version offers a minimum of 100 GB of storage.

Karin Jakovljevic

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Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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