The Cloud and You
Information at risk
The internet has become more important to everyday life than ever before. Information is becoming increasingly important and to simply store files on a local hard drive, or even on a removable disk is starting to show gaps in information security.
Current Backup Services
There are now a number of cloud services that enable you to store documents, data and information, photos and other files online and access them anywhere, at any time, from any computer or smart device with an internet connection. OneDrive is the Microsoft’s competitor to the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive. You get it with Office 365 and can control it and the content if you upgrade through Pro Plus.
Much like Google Drive, you can create a range of different types of documents online without the need for any software – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote – and these documents can also be edited online.
Of course you can upload any files you already have stored on your computer and these are synchronised with your online account so they can be easily accessed from another device. To make it easier to access your files, there are desktop tools available for Mac and PC that can be used to integrate OneDrive into Explorer and Finder so you can treat your online storage just as you would an ordinary hard drive.
If you are already using other Microsoft services such as Hotmail, there is neat integration with OneDrive so you can open file attachments and share files with others as you browse through your inbox. Providing you are using a recent version of Microsoft Office, it is possible to collaborate on documents with others so more than one person can edit a file, and it does not matter if different users are working with a desktop version of Office or the online app. There are also mobile versions of the OneDrive app available that mean you are able to access and edit your files even when you are on the move.
Great control for business and up to 25GB of storage at your fingertips.