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You (and your team) can work from home

Businesses all over the world have made the necessary switch to allow their employees to work from home in times of coronavirus. 

If your business is one that is not used to this change, you are more than likely to be interested in exploring virtual storage tools to use to keep the business running smoothly. 

There are numerous virtual tools out there that allow businesses to work from home, but many of them can overlap when it comes to how they function. 

Finding storage tools that work for you, benefit your business and your customers is essential, especially when you can’t make it to the office.

Why Use Virtual Storage?

Businesses used to store their files on paper and in file cabinets. Now, many utilize some computers to store their information. 

However, each computer has limits to how much it can hold, and what do you do if that computer breaks? 

Virtual storage tools are the answer. 

Using virtual storage tools for your business everyday operations and making the switch to them during a crisis can increase the storage capacity for the business. 

Your business can save money by investing in virtual storage tools rather than investing in each computer for extra storage space. 

The files in virtual storage can also be accessed remotely, which is pivotal in times of crisis like the coronavirus lockdowns.  

Box Cloud Storage

Box has a popularly known virtual storage tool for businesses with a few different subscription plans available. 

It is a tool supported by the mainstream applications Office 365 and Google Docs. It has integrated with G-Suite, meaning that all the Docs, Slides, and Sheets that you create will be automatically saved and managed in Box.

Box has free plans available for clients; however, there is only 10GB storage space. 

Google Drive

If your business uses Google, you can benefit from Google Drive Integration. This provides your business with the ability to save email attachments from your Gmail account.

Even if you don’t have a Gmail account, you can still sign up for free cloud storage by simply creating a Google account. 

New users will get 15GB of free virtual storage space, and Google tends to be quite generous with their offerings as they occasionally boost the capacity of your storage for free. 

Of course, there is a catch to this, which is the extra space is shared with Gmail and Google Photos. 

With Google Drive, your business can also utilize online office tools when working from home or other remote locations. 

These tools include Docs for word processing, Sheets for spreadsheets, and Slides for presentations. 

You can easily continue business as usual when working from home during the COVID-19 crisis lockdowns when you use Google Drive. 

Dropbox

The web interface of Dropbox is streamlined and straightforward to use for all businesses. 

It is a popular virtual storage tool, but it does have a small offering for users who choose the free plan with only 2GB of storage.

Despite the free storage offerings, Dropbox does have some enticing extra features for businesses to use. 

Dropbox Paper is a group workspace that businesses can use as a collaborative work tool, and through the desktop app, you can automatically back up your photos.

With Dropbox Rewind, you can restore your folders as well as your entire account at any time. 

On the web version of Dropbox, you can edit your files without having to download them. 

Switching to Virtual Storage

Making the switch to virtual storage is not only beneficial for working through a crisis and keeping your business thriving, but it can also keep it more organized by having everything easily accessible. 

The virtual storage tool options for businesses are endless, and it’s up to you, and your business needs to pick the right one.

Working from home during this coronavirus COVID-19 crisis doesn’t have to be complicated when you have the right teleworking tools in place. 

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