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Fast, reliable and secure access to files (folders, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, etc.) is a key element in keeping your business productive. Small businesses need to be able to perform at the same level, or faster, than their larger competitors in order to compete. Cloud storage puts files at your fingertips anytime, anywhere, on any device. Cloud Storage can also be a gateway to allow employees to collaborate with colleagues, clients and business partners.
If you require your data to reside in Canada make sure there is a policy in place to keep your data on Canadian soil. Understand the limitation of your storage as some services will charge extra if you exceed the limited amount. If you are offered unlimited storage, make sure you are not sacrificing security or backup. Make sure there is a straight forward method of retaining your data if you choose to switch to a different provider.
Confirm that you have the right level of data retention, versioning, and replication needed to meet your business needs. All file sync and share services by design will sync to your computer, creating a second copy. However, make sure additional backups are configured to allow for quick data restore and disaster recovery.
There should be multiple ways to access your data. File sync and share services should offer you the ability to access your data from any Windows and Apple device, including mobile phones and tablets. Websites to manage your data should be straight forward and allow you to set up your own level of security and permissions without the constant help of a technician.
Try before you buy. Setup a demo of the top services you want to consider and make sure you are happy with the service before you sign any agreement. Most FSS tools are based on a monthly subscription and should allow you to cancel at any time. Average costs $15-25/user/month
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