The Best File Sharing Services

File sharing tools have become a necessity in modern work environments. Previously, files were transferred by using file transfer protocol software or transferred to a disk and then mailed or handed over to a colleague (often often referred to as ‘sneakernet’). Cloud services that provide tools for collaboration and file storage have revolutionized the way companies operate. This article focuses on 10 online file sharing services that range from basic to enterprise-level.

A number of the top file sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and iCloud all offer file storage, syncing and collaboration with mobile and desktop devices. Google’s G Suite, which is bundled G Suite also offers file sharing through Google Drive and other Google apps. iCloud is a cloud platform that enables seamless integration, automated syncing and synchronization across Apple devices and operating systems.

Another outstanding feature of many of these services is the ability to track and trace the status of shared files. This gives administrators peace of peace of mind when working with sensitive or confidential documents. The features for tracing and status allow them to keep track of how their files are being used, by whom and where they’ve gone.

As the Bring Your Own Device movement (BYOD) which continues to gain momentum, gains in popularity, the line between business and personal data is becoming more blurred. Employees are using consumer-oriented technologies to perform their jobs. Secure file sharing is now more important than ever for small-scale business owners and managers.