The Future! Forecast for Cloud Storage in 2018

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Read the quote below and let the information sink in for a second.  The numbers are a bit staggering and difficult to wrap your mind around, but nonetheless eye opening.

By 2018, it is reckoned that a whopping 3.6 billion people will be using cloud storage, having uploaded more than a trillion items including emails, photos and documents etc. That amounts to an Exabyte’s worth of data, which is an impossibly big number and looks something like 1,073,741,824GB. In fact it is so big, it is basically what astronomers use to count stars with.

From Sebastian Bos at Business2Business

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General Email Troubleshooting

email-troubleshoot | | General Information

I frequently get asked to troubleshoot computer problems. A friend asked me to help with email. I was simply told that there was trouble with email rather than a specific problem. Here are some of the things I checked to get to the root of the problem.

MX Records (Receiving Problem)

Verify your MX records at mxtoolbox.com.

http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=mx%3asmartfile.com&run=toolpage

These records should point to the servers that are set up to handle your email. A problem I once saw here is that MX records were configured to send emails to two different servers. One of these servers did not have the user set up that was having problems.

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Granting User Access & Permissions – A Beginner’s Guide

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As a new member of the SmartFile team, one of my first tasks was to create a SmartFile account and start exploring its features. Given my role as a Sales Representative, I want to be familiar with our features and have the ability to navigate the user interface.

As a new user, I found the interface to be extremely intuitive and user-friendly.  The process of generating folders, uploading documents and creating users was particularly streamlined and can be done in minimal steps.   My next thought was to create a basic scenario that touches on the granular permissions functionality that SmartFile provides.  This was the first process within the interface that slowed me down a bit. Most users of the SmartFile application have no problem setting up complex access and permission scenarios, but just in case you do, here was my initial experience and how I subsequently learned how to set up my desired user’s scenario.

Initial Attempt to Set Up Access

The scenario I had in mind was this:

A user has full rights to a particular folder, but only be able to see a certain file within another folder.

Permissions and access rights must be set for a user to establish this situation.  Being a new user to the system, I initially had a bit of difficulty distinguishing between the two.

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5 Facts Every Compliance Manager Should Know About Millennials

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There is a new workforce of young people coming out of college that see the world differently. This generation, dubbed Millennials, is a unique group of young professionals that are unlike past generations for numerous reasons. Managers and business leaders need to understand how Millennials think and how their views differ from that of the current (and past) workforce.

We’ve outlined 5 facts that every compliance manager and business leader should know about Millennials. Here is an excerpt from a recent whitepaper:

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3 Valuable Features of Business File Sharing – Marketing and Creative Agencies

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This is part 1 in an upcoming series about different values for specific industries relating to business file sharing features. This excludes Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and other personal storage solutions. There are many business-centric file storage and sharing applications available that offer similar features, but certain aspects will have more value depending on the industry of the business. We will go over them all and encourage you to add your thoughts in the comments below!

In this discussion we will explore how marketing and creative agencies value specific features of file sharing related to their industry. These service-based companies have an obvious need to send and receive digital files to clients. So what are 3 of the bigger values that agencies should consider when investing in a file sharing solution?

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How to Connect Using WebDAV on Windows and Mac

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SmartFile now supports WebDAV connections! Connect to your SmartFile account through your native file browser (explorer, finder, etc.) for easier access to all your files and folders. This post will go over how to connect to WebDAV via Windows and Mac. Let’s get started!

To connect to WebDAV please use the following:

Server: https://app.smartfile.com/webdav
Login: Your SmartFile username and password


*Note: Web browser access is not supported.

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