It’s the perfect time of year to evaluate last year’s technology investments and make adjustments for the year to come. Whether 2017 left you with extra cash in your pocket or desperate for a better way to get work done, here’s a roundup of the best IT news from the past year.
Good news for OneDrive users: When your local storage has run out of space, you’ll no longer have to waste time and energy going through all your stored files, reorganizing and deleting some of them in order to get a few megabytes back. OneDrive Files On-Demand has a solution for you.
Stop transferring files from your full local hard disk and start working — this seems to be Dropbox’s new tagline for its newly launched feature, Smart Sync. It promises to rid you of the constant worry of limited disk space. Read on to learn more.
How much does your business pay for software licenses? What about the annual maintenance costs? For most SMBs, software investment has long been a significant portion of their operating costs. But with Software as a Service (SaaS), you can utilize software at a much lower cost.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have already caused billions of dollars in damages, but hurricane season is far from over. Experts are predicting that there will be five more major tropical storms through October, and if they present risks to your business, it’s time to establish a watertight disaster recovery (DR) plan.
For many businesses, applications like Google Drive are heaven-sent. They make managing files and photos much easier and safer than manually saving them in external disk drives. That said, backing up all files remains a burden to those who have files stored on several devices and can’t seem to transfer these files onto Google Drive or any other cloud platform.
As a business owner, it’s essential that you are aware of the hidden costs associated with the Cloud and what measures you can take to keep those costs down. They might be more than what you’d normally pay for at first, but it could add up and cost you two, or even three times more than its worth.
Investing in technology requires a lot of forethought and research. Successful business owners know that it isn’t just seeing an ad on your sidebar and signing up for untested services or solutions, it’s about making an educated decision. What better time is there to sit down, review the current state of technology, and decide where to place your bets for 2017? When you’re ready for that, take a look at our insider projections on where web services will be heading for the coming year.
Despite a relatively no-frills platform, Dropbox has remained one of the most recognizable names in cloud storage. Apparently after nearly ten years in the market, it’s ready to move on to bigger and better things. Titled ‘Paper,’ the company’s newest service will take direct aim at Google Docs and Office 365 by offering real-time document collaboration and editing.
While many SMBs rave about Apps for Work and its ability to provide cheap enterprise-level productivity software, it’s generally agreed upon that there is one huge gap in what they offer. Google is hoping to amend this oversight with its recent announcement of Springboard, a tool designed to bring all of the individual apps together as one big happy family.