Review of the top 3 cloud storage options

Review of the top 3 cloud storage options

Using cloud technology for your business has many advantages. Nowadays gaining access to your files and folders anywhere remotely is a no-brainer.

Here’s our quick rundown of the top 3 cloud storage options.

Microsoft OneDrive

Good points

  • Works best with Windows devices because it’s built in to the Windows operating system.
  • Signing up for OneDrive gets you a Microsoft account, which gives you access to Outlook, Xbox Live, and other Microsoft services.

Bad points

  • OneDrive’s automatic file sorting doesn’t always put files in the correct folders.

Best for: If you have a Windows PC, tablet and phone. They work seamlessly together.

Dropbox

Good points

  • Dropbox works well on PCs and Macs, Android and iOS.
  • The service is so simple and well designed, that it’s easy for anyone
  • Its desktop apps blend well with your computer’s file system.

Bad points

  • Dropbox’s website doesn’t let you control how your files are displayed.

Best for: Simple sharing when you use lots of different kinds of devices.

Google Drive

Good Points

  • Google Drive requires very little setup if you already have a Google account.
  • If you use Gmail, it’s easy to save attachments from your e-mail directly to Drive with just a few clicks.

Bad points

  • If you use Google Drive’s tools to create documents, spreadsheets or presentations, you must export those files to edit them in another program.
  • You have to share your storage space with Gmail, so if you’re inbox is overflowing, you’ll get less cloud storage space.

Best for: Google fans, or anyone who likes the Google versions of office. See Google apps. It also utlises google’s search function within your storage, great for finding files.

Conclusion
Choose one that’s right for you. Dropbox for multiple devices plus lots of businesses are familiar with it. Onedrive for Windows users and Google Drive for those who like simplicity and use gmail.

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