5 Key Ways to Keep File Sharing Secure

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Provide Corporate Subscriptions

Collaboration tools – like Google Docs or Dropbox – often provide free access to personal accounts, but charge fees for corporate accounts that include added measures to ensure data safety. Where cloud-based tools are needed and make sense, making the investment to offer employees upgraded levels of corporate services enables employees to use the tools they want with the necessary added levels of security. Also, by polling employees at regular intervals about their favorite tools, IT can re-evaluate the most desired tools within the organization – ensuring the best spend on an organization's investment.

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Content, files, information – no matter what the terminology, data is everywhere and being shared multiple ways throughout an organization. Not only do organizations need to worry about BYOD, there's BYOA (bring your own apps) to think about, too. Applications such as Dropbox and OneNote have been created for the sole purpose of helping users collaborate and share files easily. While these apps are convenient, there are often inherent risks that come with using these applications for business purposes – putting corporate governance and security policies at risk.

In this slideshow, Viewpointe, a leading private cloud service provider to regulated industries, shares five simple protocols companies can put into place to make sure data is secure, while still allowing for successful collaboration.


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