Business owners need to think about a lot of administrative details: how to share files is one of a myriad of issues to consider.
In many cases, particularly when you’re just getting a small business off the ground, simple email will suffice for data sharing and communication needs. However, more advanced file sharing services can offer a small business improved efficiency and greater potential for growth.
One great example of a file sharing provider that offers various benefits to small businesses is ShareFile, which is now a part of Citrix. When he first acquired ShareFile, Citrix CEO was quoted as saying “Ourâ€¦ strategy means data will be shared (1) across people, (2) across apps, and (3) across devices.” This was a simple quote outlining the way in which the company’s file sharing services enable employees and customers to share data with ease and convenience.
Here are 4 specific ways in which small business owners can benefit from the use of advanced file sharing services:
1. Share Larger Files
The chief benefit for many small businesses where file sharing is concerned is that it enables the easy transfer of large amounts of data. From extensive written documents, to files heavy with video or image content, the need to share large files arises in many business environments, and in many cases basic email will not get the job done. Advanced file sharing allows you to avoid the inconvenience of reaching the point at which file transfer becomes a hindrance.
2. Secure File Transfer
If confidentiality is important to you as a small business owner, or even if you simply want to improve efficiency, the security benefits of advanced file sharing are also beneficial. From the ability to send encrypted files, to controlling who sees which communications, file sharing services offer a range of security features. In today’s digital world of business, this level of security is a necessary step toward general professionalism.
3. Implementing Mobile Devices
ShareFile CEO Jesse Lipson notes, “mobility is changing the ways in which businesses interact with content.” This statement couldn’t be truer, and in response to growing demand for the implementation of mobile devices, many business owners are taking advantage of file sharing services that can easily be integrated with tablets and smart phones. Thanks to simple, web-based apps for file sharing and management, you can enjoy the same file sharing benefits on your smart phone as your business enjoys on ordinary computers.
4. Arranging For Growth
Finally, there is the more general benefit to consider: file sharing services enable your small business to grow and expand with more simplicity. With a file sharing service in place, it is easy to get new employees or customers up to speed and immediately bring them into your business community.
This guest editorial was written by Josh Reins. When not freelancing and blogging about business, Josh enjoys keeping up with the latest technological innovations and learning web design.