File sharing is a great place to start when it comes to promoting cooperation across your team. You can choose who has access to which files, and those you choose as contributors can view the data from anywhere -- provided they have an internet connection. Because of this, employees can work on the same project at the same time, even if they’re across the country.
While there are many benefits associated with file sharing, such as simplicity and centralization of information, it is important to take heed of the risks.
Some online apps for file sharing require the firewall be shut down. This not only leaves your network open to viruses and bugs, but could potentially lead to the physical, though likely unintentional, download of malware. Other risks include accidentally downloading copyrighted material or storing internal files in a public data house.
There are several file sharing platforms, so how do you know which service is right for your business? Jump to the infographic below for pros and cons regarding different services.
If you’re interested in implementing file sharing in your business, this infographic from Panda Security explains 10 options and tips in addition to file sharing statistics.