Against the Grain: Not Charging Per User in File Sharing

user-money | | File Sharing, Industry Thoughts

Large businesses have become accustomed to getting charged per user (or seat) on many business software applications. This type of cost has been the standard for a long time, so it’s typical for business to expect this and for typical software companies to implement this. This is no different in the business file-sharing arena. Large corporations like Dropbox and Box have centered their business and enterprise models on charging a per user fee to use their applications.

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SmartFile Releases a Desktop Sync Client for Windows (Beta)

smartfile-desktopsync | | Feature Focus, SmartFile News

SmartFile has recently released a desktop sync client for Windows (sorry Mac, we’re working hard to get to you soon)! This gives everyone another easy way to access and manage their files without even logging into SmartFile. This early release of the sync client is in beta with a few known issues, but we want to offer it to our customers free of charge to use as they please. All accounts have access to download and install the desktop sync (or you can easily restrict your users to disable the feature). Either way, SmartFile now offers local sync!

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The Importance of Activity Alerts – Email Notifications and File Sharing

Email activity alters for file sharing | | File Sharing, Industry Thoughts

Staying informed and up to date on certain activity is imperative. Some activity is more important that others, but just think of the social media notifications (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) that people receive everyday alerting them instantly to activity related to their accounts. Activity indications and alerts are built in features that have become a necessity to stay relevant in a fast-paced world.

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3 Ways to Improve Business Data Security

Data Security | | Industry Thoughts

Data security is an evolving and endless cycle that will always need to adapt to changes in the business and digital landscape.  In the ever-changing world we live in that is driven by innovation, new technologies will be introduced at the enterprise and consumer level that will change the way employees and clients interact with data.  It is vital that all businesses be aware of ways to easily increase data security and maintain control over the access and transfer of sensitive documents.

File sharing is culprit #1 when it comes to losing control over your data security.  More often, consumer based file sharing solutions (like Dropbox, Hightail, Mediafire, etc.) that are common with employees are mistaken for secure.  Businesses should be aware there are risks involved with allowing users to use consumer grade file sharing applications rather than a more business focused solution.  Here are 3 things that your business should focus on when looking for more data security.

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My Time At SmartFile

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After about 40 blog posts and seemingly endless tweets and Facebook posts, my internship at SmartFile has come to an end.  It’s sad, but I have learned so much that I can only be grateful.  It has been an experience that has taught me lessons that will help me succeed in what I want to do.  Working under Kevin, our Creative Director, my understand of Marketing through social media and blog posts has grown so much to the point where it has become a passion for me.  Let’s look back at some of the things that I have taken from my experience here at SmartFile. Continue reading

What Social Paid Means for Your Business

socialmedia | | Marketing, Quick Tips

As social media continues to grow, it’s becoming more and more apparent that social paid media is no longer going to be an option.  This is something that everyone has been trying to avoid, but the time has finally come to bite the bullet and pay for marketing on social media because it’s too big of a market to simply ignore.  But what should you spend your money on? Let’s look at some things that you should focus on when you pay for social media marketing. Continue reading