In today’s world of cloud based computing, many businesses both small and large are looking for the best way to share and collaborate on internal documents, as well as provide their clients and customers access to files without having to employ a massive paper trail. Online document storage has long been the answer to this problem, but as storing documents online grows more sophisticated, there are even more reasons to give it a try.
The first and most obvious benefit is offsite data storage. No matter where your employees are in the world, they will be able to reach their important documents so long as they have been uploaded to your cloud file storage. Cloud computing means access to the Internet is all that is required for document and data access, thus making media storage, data storage, and even file storage that much more convenient for all parties involved. Gone are the days of document scanning and document shredding, since all you need to do to delete a file from the cloud is right click to delete. Document scanning is no longer necessary since everyone can see the same file from the same central location. This saves thousands of hours on collaborating since a scanning service is no longer needed to pass documents around the office.
Aside from active data and document storage, many cloud document storage services offer the ability to archive files. By employing archive storage, you are archiving files that are no longer in direct use, but still providing access to them should they be needed. The only downside to cloud storage is that not many have incorporated the idea of film scanning, so if you deal primarily in film and photographs with your clients, providing original scans of the film may not be possible. However, for other businesses that pass documents around frequently, these services are a godsend.