How to share files in the cloud using Dropbox

How to share files in the cloud using Dropbox

Dropbox is a safe and secure way to share documents, pictures, and video files. Since they are stored in the cloud, your hard drive won’t be bogged down. You are protected with up to 120 days of version history and deletion recovery. You can invite specific people to share your files, and designate what types of permissions other users have to your files. All changes automatically update, and can be accessed from all devices, provided you have the app downloaded and set up to sync. Each user must enter a six digit security code to log in, or you can authorize a one-time sign in, using active directory. If you or your company are sharing files with someone who is no longer part of your organization, with administrator privileges, you can suspend or delete a user’s account as needed. Also, you can implement an expiration date if the person/persons only need access for a specific amount of time, so they’re log ins will no longer be effective. There is also a Dropbox badge that will appear if one of the files is being updated/changed/edited by another member, which will prevent confusion or duplication on projects. As an added layer of protection, Dropbox offers remote wipe, in the case that someone’s device is stolen or lost, which will prevent access to documents. Setting up an account is quick and easy when using the Basic/Standard version. I have had this for a few years now, and although the layout has changed from time to time, the ease of navigation has never stumped me. The main menu is fairly simple. You would...

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Backup and recovery using cloud tools

Back up and disaster recovery plan is a number one priority for every business. No business can function without critical data, applications and operations. At some point business data will be at risk.It could be a machine error, a human error, a virus or even a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina. Not having the proper precautions in place could mean losing it all. Think of your disaster recovery plan as an insurance policy for your data and business should something out of your control happen. Nowadays, most of companies are aware of  the pain points of traditional backup and are consequently adopting the clouds backup and recovery which is more reliable due to new technologies. Below we are going to study the clouds tools available for back up and recovery. Rubrik:  is the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform that delivers data protection, search, analytics, and copy data management to hybrid cloud enterprises. How Cloud Data Management works to recover, manage, and secure all data, regardless of location. Examples include: Automated data discovery Dynamic SLA policy engine Global predictive search Secure data everywhere with encryption and role-based access while delivering automated compliance in one solution Carbonite: Carbonite cloud and hybrid data protection combines advanced backup, rapid recovery and anytime, anywhere access with an easy remote management. With the Carbonite office option you will be able to back up unlimited computers, The Carbonite home offers unlimited storage, provides easy set up and allows access from anywhere ZANTAZ Enterprise Archive Solution (EAS) is a highly scalable and flexible archiving platform that enables your organization to capture and preserve email messages, attachments, and files in a way that...

How to Use Cloud Based Storage – Dropbox

Ever wanted to share a file with someone but it’s too large to be attached to an email? No worries, you can save it to Dropbox and email a link to the file… Here’s how! Go to https://www.dropbox.com and create an account for Dropbox. Dropbox will download and install a local host for the cloud storage app. After the installer has been run the Dropbox webpage will open. Click and drag on any file you want to upload and drop it on the center of the webpage. This will add the file to Dropbox Now that the file has been added to Dropbox it can be shared by hovering the mouse over the file you desire to share. Click on the share button that appears while hovering the mouse over the file. Here you can change the permissions of the file that you are sharing and then share the file by entering the email address of the person you want to share it with and clicking the share button. Now you never have to worry about the size of file when trying to share it remotely! Just remember this simple tutorial and you are on your way to sharing files over the cloud with...