Small and medium-sized business owners must take every precaution against cyberattacks, and National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day is the perfect time to make sure you are prepared. In the current high-threat environment, it is good for businesses to add as many layers of digital protection as possible. Does your computer desktop look as pristine as the day you first turned it on? Or has it become a cluttered mess making it difficult to locate important files? October 15th is the perfect day to take some time and get your desktop under control. File Folder Sharing (FFS) is a great place to start.

FFS is the practice of sharing digital resources, like documents, multimedia (audio or video), graphics, programs, images, and e-books. While the most obvious business benefit of FFS is convenience, granting your team members the ability to collaborate no matter where they are, FFS also gives you the opportunity to get some items off of your desktop and into the cloud where they really belong.

Using FFS to Back-up Your Business Data

 Securing backups in the cloud can save files that would otherwise be compromised in an attack. Your device may be infected, but with your files backed up in the cloud, you can restore them quickly and easily. This backup ability empowers business owners over hackers. When hackers demand ransom to unlock your devices, their threats are significantly weakened if your FFS solution enables you to restore your files.

At first glance, FFS products may appear to be identical, but the features they offer vary. Most importantly, certain systems offer more protection than others. Which FFS solution is optimal for your needs?

How do you decide which FFS solution is right for your business?

  •  Is it safe to choose your FFS product based on cost, or are there specific “must have” features for your business?
  • Is a popular, well-known, and widely used product really the best, or does it just have the most name recognition?
  • Is it worth spending more for a product that offers end-to-end encryption to avoid higher costs in the event of an attack?

These can be tough questions to answer without the time to devote to complex IT matters. Assessing which FFS product is right for your business takes research, expertise, and time. At Haselkorn, we are experts who stay current on the best practices for File Sharing and the tools available in today’s market. Save staff time by partnering with Haselkorn to determine how to back up your data and increase productivity with the FFS solution that best suits your business.