_This post is presented by Business Is Great Britain._
It’s easier than ever for businesses to go global—even small ones. The death
of distance has also killed off paperwork: Faxes and FedEx seem hopelessly
archaic when our work product is increasingly digital.
Cloud-based file sharing has gone from a pie-in-the-sky idea to an essential
business tool for operating in a global economy. Yet settling on a common tool
to use across a company is surprisingly difficult.
The first requirement: File-sharing services must be better than the venerable
tools they replace, like email and file-transfer protocol (FTP) servers.
While email is near-universal and has no inherent size limitation, in
practice, most providers set limits that typically range from 10 megabytes to
25 megabytes per message, as well as capping the total size of users’ inboxes.
Setting up an FTP server, the old-school solution to moving large files,
requires technical prowess and ongoing management that most businesses would
Cloud sharing needs to be as easy to use as email and as quick and efficient
as FTP, with next to no set-up time. Add on additional features that email and
FTP never allowed, and you’ve got a compelling ...