Egnyte: The Basics and Benefits
It’s simple. Small and large businesses alike possess and utilize information and data. For some, this information is stored in a room with endless file cabinets. Thanks to awesome advancements in technology, others are taking full advantage of storing their information and working electronically. This not only helps in the efficiency and effectiveness of a business, but it keeps things on hand for anyone at anytime. If you’ve been paying attention to tech news, you might also be noticing a new form of storing information – in “the cloud.”
If you’re unsure about what “the cloud” is, you can take a look at a previous article to gain a better understanding. Say hello to our online storage solution: Egnyte. Egnyte provides cloud storage for companies both tiny and gigantic (IKEA and Yamaha are a couple Egnyte customers). With Egnyte, you can avoid certain IT costs such as purchasing file servers and virtual private networks. You can share files online, store files online, and have access to them at anytime. I want to give a little bit of a rundown about some awesome benefits of using Egnyte – and why it’s useful to you and your business.
Access Anytime – Really
If you’re a business owner who refuses to take weekends off or simply if something comes up that needs handling, Egnyte is there for access to any of your files anywhere and anytime. There are many options to choose from with file access through Egnyte:
Desktop File Access – through access from any desktop/laptop (PC or Mac).
Mobile File Access – through apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and others.
Web File Access – through Egnyte on any web browser.
Online & Offline Access – through the Local Cloud that syncs files with the Cloud File Server.
Security and privacy on the Internet is a hot topic – whether you’re a business owner or not. In business, however, there is a whole different layer of stress added. You not only need to worry about your company’s private information, but your customers’ private information as well. With Egnyte’s comprehensive security protection, you need not worry. Egnyte uses only the best security technology – robust SSL encryption and a Network Intrusion Detection System that blocks hackers and other malicious malware.
Not only does Egnyte provide protection against outsiders, but you can also add protection to your files. Not everyone in your company needs to have access to every file, and you grant permission to employees to access only the files you want them to access.
(I guess now is a good time to mention that Egnyte is HIPAA, FINRA and EU Safe Harbor compliant.)
Save, Save, Save
As a small business owner, you probably know what it’s like to tweak and adjust your expenses to save money. With Egnyte, you can do just that. Any sort of technology investment costs money. Your IT budget can be stretched a little further with Egnyte. There are many plans to choose from whether you’re a company of 5 or 10,000.
Using Egnyte is more cost-effective than installing your own servers – doing so would cost not only for purchase, but for maintenance as well. Aside from that, you may also need to purchase and maintain your own virtual private network. There will most likely always be an expense for IT staff, but you can also satisfy them with Egnyte services. With Egnyte, you can provide IT employees with access to monitor any tech activities.