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?
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:
Login: Your SmartFile username and password
*Note: Web browser access is not supported.
From the early days at SmartFile we saw the power of help videos. Most of these lived in our help section of the application. We found that users were more likely to press play than to click on the text documentation. The only problem was that our feature set was constantly evolving and the time to make these videos became increasingly difficult. The other issue was finding a quiet space to record. This wasn’t as much of an issue working out of our houses, but after moving into an office finding a place to record (without hearing everyone talk) was difficult.
Recently we moved into our fourth office, and one of my requirements was having a place to record videos. Unfortunately downtown office space comes at price, so our recording studio couldn’t take up much space. The first time I opened the door to our then utility closet, I didn’t see just a water heater, but a bona fide recording studio. So after making many adjustments we finished the studio, but not without wasting some time and money. Below is what we used and how did it on a budget.
How do people recognize your company online? There are multiple influences of branding that can increase customer recognition and awareness. A clever company or product name alone can get some brands over the hurdle of remaining relevant in customers minds. Other companies have brilliant logos and design that help mark their territory in the eye of the consumer. Brand awareness is what every company strives for and continues to try and improve.
Here are 3 simple ways to improve your brand awareness online:
1 – Stand Out and Stay Consistent
This sounds simple but it’s getting tougher to do everyday. Companies must stand out any way they can; great website experience, clever logo design, great content marketing, clear product value, prompt customer engagement, or unique sales promotions. Any way that a company can stand out in a crowd, their brand awareness will increase. Make sure your company is always striving to differentiate itself.
One of the big benefits and features of SmartFile is the ability to access your files through FTP or securely through FTPS, FTPES, or SFTP. SmartFile users can easily connect through any of these methods using their existing site URL, username, and password. I will walk you through how to connect to each through FileZilla. It’s very simple, so let’s get started!
1. When logged in thru FileZilla, select the site Manager icon in the far upper left hand of the toolbar.
2. Click ‘New Site’
Beware of dog. POODLE is no longer the nice puppy you want to pet, rather it stands for “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption”. This is a new security attack that makes SSLv3 dangerous by potentially allowing someone to steal your cookies, which is bad and could be taken advantage of by bad people. The flaw in SSLv3 is at least 15 years old and is used by most all ancient browsers (Internet Explorer 6 in particular) and some modern browsers and servers. Those affected will see an SSL connection error.
Does SmartFile support SSLv3?
Not anymore. SmartFile has stopped taking SSLv3 connections. Older browsers (IE 6 users on Windows XP) will not be able to use SmartFile, as well as API users that are trying to connect with old or insecure API clients. Contact us if you think you’re affected by this bug and you’re having trouble using SmartFile now.