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Cloud Document Storing and Sharing

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Millions of people rely upon cloud services as a method for storing and sharing documents.  Another benefit to using the Cloud to store documents is it provides acces to work on the documents from multiple devices, such as Android based smart phones, iPhones, iPads and computers.

When looking for a good solution you need to determine who you will be sharing the documents with.  Will you be storing confidential information?  If another party got access to the documents, would that be an issue? These are just a few of the questions to ask before committing to a given solution.

Looking at many of the offerings you will find that most all promote the fact that they use SSL encryption for data transfer.  While SSL encryption is good, it is not a total solution.  What happens once the data gets to the server?  Is it encrypted there?  Who else can gain access to your files?  And are the files truly yours?  If the servers are located in a different county, data stored on them falls under the laws of that country.

The cloud can be a great asset or it could become a major liability.  Like all things in life, there is good and bad and we must do our best to protect ourselves and the people we work for.  Convenience is great but there may be consequences for that ease of use.

We are currently offering a free Data Disaster Audit and Review to businesses in the Clifton Park, Albany and Saratoga area who would like some options to help Eliminate HI-Tech Frustrations.  If you’d like some free tips, give us a call or fill out our online form at www.HITmanSafe.com.