4 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Computer

Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. Spring has finally arrived! And we are at least 60% sure it’s here to stay. Like most, when spring has finally sprung you probably get a burst of energy after being cooped up inside all winter and use it to do some spring cleaning around the house. There’s something freeing about getting rid of old clothes or clearing out the garage.

The same principle applies to your computer. There are plenty of old dusty things living in the attic and basement of your computer that could use some love. Now is a great time to clear out the digital cobwebs and start fresh. Here are four steps to spring clean your computer.

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Why SmartFile is a Smart Fit for Banks

The protection of sensitive data in banking is vital to their success. When banking employees need to transfer or share files they need to ensure that it’s safe from accidental or malicious exposure. A security breach could mean disaster for the reputation of the bank and the lives of their clients.

SmartFile has worked with our fair share of banks to provide exactly what they need to be successful. Some banks that we assist have less than 100 file sharing users and fewer than 15 locations. These smaller banks needed high security without the high cost. FileHub, our on-prem solution was the best fit for them.

Here’s why SmartFile is a smart fit for banks.

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A Look at File Sharing in 2019 [Infographic]

File sharing practices today look totally different than those of the past, even in just the last decade there have been major changes and improvements. To understand file sharing in 2019 and beyond you need to have a clear understanding of its past.

File sharing as we know it today began in 1985 when the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was standardized. Instead of faxing important documents (or heaven forbid actually sending them by snail mail), FTP meant that users had access to the same standard network protocol so they could transfer data securely between computers.

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How SmartFile Supports the Benefits of Content Collaboration

As much as you dislike it (or maybe refuse to admit it), you can’t know everything. At some point, you need to let others take part in, or even lead, projects so that your organization can benefit from the diverse knowledge and expertise of its team members.

Here are some ways that SmartFile can support the benefits of a collaborative work environment.

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File Sharing for Small Business or Departments: What You Need to Know

A small team hardly ever means small results. Like many others in a small business or department, you probably feel like if you could only have more hours in the day you could complete all your tasks. Well, we can’t help with that (though we have our top scientist working on it around the clock), but what we can help you with is giving you information about file sharing with a small team.

With a few solid considerations and smart implementations, a good file sharing platform can help reduce costs, streamline processes, and more. Here are a few things you should know about file sharing to make it work for you.

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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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