“The mobile-first, cloud-first is a very rich canvas for innovation, (because) it is not the device that is mobile, it is the person that is mobile.”
(Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO)
This is what makes cloud technology and remote working a match made in heaven! And it’s lucky because the two have collided more quickly than ever anticipated thanks to the shift in the way we work.
The cloud made it possible for Stockpress to build a remote solution to help teams manage and share their files, whenever they need them, and wherever they are in the world. But what is the cloud? What types of cloud solutions are available in the landscape of remote working and how is the cloud making businesses more effective?
What is ‘the cloud’?
The strict definition is; Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.
What changed because of the cloud?
In simple terms (not that the cloud is simple!) – it changed the way information was stored and transferred. In the cloud, data is stored on cloud servers that are housed in the many thousands of data centers around the world. Managing information in this way means that those who use cloud technology (like Stockpress) do not have to operate physical servers or run software programs on their equipment – making it easier to access files and data in real time from any location.
“Cloud is just emerging – but it’s high-growth.”
(Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO)
As teams have become more distributed, most companies have seen the value of cloud technology solutions and this is reflected in the overall market value of the global cloud computing industry which is already worth 368.97 billion USD and is predicted to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 15.7% from 2022 to 2030.
What are the benefits of the cloud for file sharing and file management?
Teams can access files anytime, anywhere, and on any device!
With the help of the cloud, file management and digital asset management platforms like Stockpress have been able to help teams save, share, and access files anywhere and at any time.
Prior to the cloud, managing files remotely, collaborating online, and sharing files with teams was a manual, expensive, and time-consuming process. Employees would be limited to manually saving files on a laptop or local storage devices such as a flash drive or an external hard drive, all of which made them inaccessible to teams and susceptible to threats – such as cups of coffee being spilled on them!
But with the cloud, these issues are a thing of the past because data is stored in remote servers, rather than being stored on a specific local/physical device. Platforms like Stockpress leverage these remote servers to store data actively on some servers and redundant on others, so that even if one of the cloud servers should fail, data stored redundantly remains intact.
The cloud is agile, cost-effective, and scalable.
Cloud-based file-sharing solutions are built for scale. We can easily increase your storage as you create and share more files because we aren’t limited by network capacity. Doing this means that we can offer pricing that suits your business and helps you scale as you grow!
Better collaboration and file management.
The ability of the cloud to manage files and data in real-time means teams can collaborate and share files in real time. And regardless of location, teams can work together on specific documents, on different devices, all while tracking who is working on the file and how the file has changed.
For companies who work with external stakeholders and clients, the cloud has changed the dynamic of how files are managed, with access to a dedicated workspace being favored over files being sent by external platforms or through email.
The sky’s the limit! Why choose Stockpress?
With an effective cloud file sharing and management solution in place, businesses can save time and money, and promote efficiency in their organization.
But it’s important to note that not all cloud file-sharing services are equal. Some have cost-prohibitive per-user licenses, limited accessibility, limited storage capacity, and no tagging systems. This combination of file-sharing problems can hinder productivity.
By choosing the right tool, companies can invest in a cloud file sharing and management platform that offers unlimited users and no limits on the file type or size so they can get their whole team in sync without breaking the bank.
Stockpress is a cloud-based digital asset management platform that allows this kind of flexible and on-demand digital asset access. Users can organize, manage, collaborate and share any file type, of any size, from anywhere in the world. With Stockpress AI tagging and file metadata, the process of finding and utilizing files can be dramatically increased to improve operational efficiency and ROI of their assets and help their teams work better together.