Should you store your data in the cloud?
July 7, 2020
It’s pretty simple to understand where a file goes when you save
it on your PC. It lives on your hard drive, possibly housed in a
set of folders you’ve created and organized yourself. That file is
only stored on your computer, unless you decide to email it to
yourself or save it on an external hard drive or USB.
Now what about the cloud?
At its most basic level, “the cloud” is just fancy talk for a network of connected servers. (And a server is simply a computer that provides data or services to other computers). When you save files to the cloud, they can be accessed from any computer connected to that cloud’s network.
The cloud is not just a few servers strung together with Cat5 chords. Instead, it’s a system comprised of thousands of servers typically stored in a spaceship-sized warehouse—or several hundred spaceship-sized warehouses. These warehouses are guarded and managed by companies capable of housing massive loads of data, including the likes of Google (Google Docs), Apple (iCloud), and Dropbox.
When you save files to the cloud, you can access them on any computer, provided it’s connected to the Internet and you’re signed into your cloud services platform. Take Google Drive. If you use Gmail, you can access Drive anywhere you can access your email. Sign in for one service and find your entire library of documents and photos in another.
Why are people concerned with cloud security?
It’s physically out of your hands. You aren’t saving files to a hard drive at your house. You are sending your data to another company, which could be saving your data thousands of miles away, so keeping that information safe is now dependent on them.
Benefits of cloud storage.
On the flip side, the data you save to the cloud is far more secure than it is on your own hard drive. Cloud servers are housed in warehouses offsite and away from most employees, and they are heavily guarded. In addition, the data in those servers is encrypted, which makes hacking it a laborious, if not formidable, task for criminals.
Another benefit to storing data on the cloud is cost effectiveness and ease-of-access. You can store tons of data, often for free, using the cloud. Measure that against the number of external hard drives and USBs you’d have to purchase, and the difficulty accessing data once you’ve stored to multiple other devices, and you can see why cloud storage has become a popular option for businesses and consumers alike.
Yes, your data is relatively safe in the cloud—likely much more so than on your own hard drive. In addition, files are easy to access and maintain. However, cloud services ultimately put your data in the hands of other people.
If you’re ready to store data on the cloud, we suggest you use a cloud service with two-factor authentication and encryption. In addition, follow these best practices to help keep your data on the cloud secure:
1.Try to avoid storing sensitive information.
3.Set up a long password.
4.Put encryption to protect your data.
Main reasons to use Syndoc:
1. Encrypt your data using industry standard AES-256 encryption.
2. Designed to protect your data whenever you transfer, store, or access it.
3. All the file transfer happens directly between providers. All your data is completely private and not accessible to anyone at Syndoc.
4. The software is intuitive in use, reliable, and fast.
Managing multiple cloud storage services from one place.
July 7, 2020
Is one cloud enough?
From individual consumers to large organizations, just about everyone uses one cloud storage service these days. They provide a whole range of convenient features including easy sharing, real-time collaboration with multiple users and the ability to access important files anytime and anywhere. There are quite a few cloud storage services available out there, with some geared towards basic users and others focused entirely on enterprises. Also, more often than not, we use multiple cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and others. While that’s generally necessary, it also makes managing files across different cloud services a chore.
Do you find yourself tearing your hair out when you try to remember on which service you've stored what files? Do you wish you could easily move or copy those files between your cloud services, or between the services and your local storage?
But it doesn’t have to be like that,as there are quite a few ‘cloud aggregator’ services that can be used to access files stored on multiple storage services from a unified platform. We at Syndoc provide such service to access multiple cloud storages from one place. Moreover Syndoc is accessible from multiple sources like web browser at https://syndoc.com , an Android app (Download From Here) and IOS app (Download From Here.)
What is Syndoc, and how to use it to manage multiple cloud-stored files?
Syndoc let users add numerous cloud storage accounts and manage them through a unified interface. It supports popular cloud storages such as Dropbox,Google Drive,Onedrive and Amazon S3.
Once Syndoc account is created, users can log in and connect external cloud storages services by authenticating Syndoc with their cloud storage account credentials. Connected services (and the files stored in them) will then appear in Syndoc interface. Users can easily effect regular file operations on them, which include Copy,Move,Rename,Delete. In addition users and easily share cloud stored files via Permission option.Its even possible to encrypt files through user-specified key for additional security.
Learn more about how to use it to manage multiple cloud stored files.