What You Need to Look For in an On-Premise Solution

An on-premise file sharing solution (often referred to as on-prem) can be the best of both worlds. Users can still access, manage and share files quickly and easily while meeting and improving security and compliance controls. But as with any major business decision, it’s crucial that you know what to look for before you invest.  There are a few factors at play that will be specific to each organization, but we’ve put together some universal considerations to get the best platform for your company.

Here’s what you need to look for in an on-prem file sharing solution.

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File Size Limits for Uploads through Web Browsers

Uploading large files anywhere can be a total pain.

If you are having trouble uploading a large file to your site, we might have the answer for you. And it’s an answer that you hear from every online troubleshooting expert. Have you tried it in a different browser? We have all heard that at one time or another from a tech support representative, but we promise that it actually has some merit in certain situations.

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File Sharing Etiquette

It used to be that a company’s files were stored in physical file cabinets and it was only polite to put those files in the correct cabinet or drawer. Now that most documents are stored virtually, file sharing has altered and expanded the etiquette rules.

For administrators or users of a file sharing platform, etiquette means following certain best practices so that your organization’s files are neat, easily accessible, and so that tempers don’t run hot over the location or status of a particular file. Here are some etiquette practices to keep file sharing order and decorum.

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How to Leverage File Sharing in a Remote Work Environment

Did you know that 43% of Americans spend at least some time working remotely? Remote work is a core part of many company’s flexible working initiatives and it comes with some great benefits: you have more control over your schedule, you avoid office politics, etc. And when you use remote workers for your organization you can cut some of your operating costs significantly.

But for your workday to run smoothly, you’ll need access to your files and documents wherever you are—and securely. With a file sharing solution, you can do business anywhere you have an internet connection without worrying about whether or not your files are safe.

Whether you are working remotely, or employ those that do, here’s how to leverage file sharing in a remote work environment.

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5 Security Tips for File Sharing

Whether it’s your client’s financial data or proprietary industry secrets, your business probably deals with sensitive information multiple times a day. Keeping your files secure is crucial for protecting your clients and your company’s reputation.

The safest thing to do would be never to let these files see the light of day again, but of course, that isn’t reasonable. You need to be able to share files internally and externally, but protecting files while still making them available collaboratively can be a challenge.

Here are some tips on sharing files securely.

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How Hosted File Sharing & FTP Help You Scale Effectively

Even with all the strategic planning in the world, you can’t really know where your business will be in the future. It will ebb and flow over time; your workforce grows and changes and so do your file storage needs. That’s why you need a scalable file sharing solution to fit your business needs.

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The Difference Between SFTP & FTPS and Why It Matters

In order to know the differences between SFTP and FTPS, first, you need to have a basic understanding of file transfer protocol (FTP). As secure FTP hosting providers, SmartFile knows a thing or two thousand about the ins and outs of optimally transferring files.

Just as the name suggests, FTP is used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network. FTP utilizes a username and password, but those credentials are sent in an easily readable plaintext form. Since they are being sent without encryption, the credentials are vulnerable to being intercepted and stolen.

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SaaS Solutions Provide Higher Education with Competitive Advantage

The World Economic Forum published their annual Global Competitiveness Report ranking The United States the 2nd most competitive economy in the world out of 137, which is its highest rating in 8 years. Higher education, job training, quality of companies, market size and technological capabilities all played a role.

The contributing factors that result in a competitive economy are in and of themselves competitive as the U.S. continues to foster a culture of innovation and opportunity for success. Higher education is a good example of this as colleges and universities seek to attract students who perform well and successfully land jobs, increasing their graduation and placement rates and thus repeating the cycle.

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