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6 Under-Utilized Cloud Storage Features

From multimedia streaming to file sharing, cloud storage services serve many purposes. Many people aren’t aware of all the features cloud storage servers actually offer, however, and are missing out on a few key benefits of utilizing the cloud.

Some Under-Utilized Cloud Storage Features

#1: Digital Archiving

Digital formatting is the preferred way to store everything from family photos to essential business documents. It is more secure and requires less space, but there are still downfalls to digital preservation.

Digital Archiving - Under-utilized cloud storage features

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Disks can become damaged and the files still need physical or virtual storage space. Most cloud servers offer at least 5GB of free storage with the ability to buy more, providing a safe and spacious place for your important data.

#2: Automated BackupAutomated Backup is one of the under-utilized features of cloud storage

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In addition to providing extra space, cloud storage servers also allow you to back up your data. If your hard drive crashes or a natural disaster destroys your files, everything is still easily accessible from the cloud. You can download your essentials to a new computer or to a flash drive from any internet-enabled site. Automatic backups configured to keep your cloud data consistently up-to-date eliminates losses.

#3: Anytime, Anywhere AccessAnywhere, Anytime Access Cloud Data Access


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Sometimes it’s not a fire or hardware malfunction that prevents you from accessing your data, it’s just not always convenient. Maybe you didn’t bring along your medical records while vacationing overseas or arrived at a big meeting without transferring your presentation file to your laptop. Whatever the case, you can quickly retrieve whatever files you need anytime and anywhere if they’re in your cloud.

#4: Remote File Sharing

Remote File Sharing is one of the under utilized features of cloud computing

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Whether you want to share a video with friends or need to collaborate on a project with co-workers, cloud storage is an ideal solution. Most services make it easy to set permissions and sharing options for multiple users. You can invite the design team to edit a document, while sharing a view-only version with the client. Email notifications let your contacts know when you share a file or make an update.

#5: Synchronize Devices

 Synchronize Data on Your PC and devices

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Between home PCs, fast and reliable tablets, office computers, smartphones, it isn’t always easy to keep all your files and apps organized. As long as your devices are compatible with your cloud server, you won’t waste time entering notes from your phone into your computer. Synchronize calendars, memos, email accounts, to-do lists, and even documents across your devices so your files can go where you do.

#6: Encrypted Security

Encrypted Cloud Storage Security

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There are still several websites that transmit data over an unsecured connection, including many email providers. Most cloud storage servers, however, use the latest encryption technology so that you can upload, download, and share your multimedia files and documents securely. The only downfall to cloud storage is that there’s still no guarantee that your files will never be shared, monitored, or deleted so follow the typical rules of internet safety.

If you’re already one of the 45% of the population enjoying convenience with cloud storage, make the most of your experience by taking advantage of the features above. If you’re not reaping the benefits of cloud servers, isn’t it time to start?

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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  1. I love cloud storage and would certainly like to see it used in corporate environments more. But it’s understandable that it feels like a security risk.

    • The cloud storage service providers takes security as the first priority. There is no much news about cloud centre breach. But we got to be so careful anyway. Thanks for the observation.

  2. Those functions may be underutilized, but they’re catching on. Especially when it comes to services like Dropbox, which has become incredibly popular recently.


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