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The Dangers of Dropbox in Your Business

Unfortunately, what works for personal information like family pictures is not ideal for business.

In most cases, Dropbox’s quick to install, easy-to-use, consumer services present unacceptable security and legal risks in a business environment. This is even more important if your company has access to and/or stores financial, medical, legal, or other personally identifiable sensitive data. Using file-sharing applications can be a direct violation of data privacy and compliance laws. Bottom line, DON’T use them for company data and use only company-approved, business grade file-sharing applications.

Many cloud solutions don’t include backup services even if you choose a commercial grade solution. Even though data is still in the cloud, it can be destroyed through accidental or malicious deletion. If you are choosing a file sharing or cloud application, make sure it’s backed up!

Fortunately, Garner IT provides a great solution to your file-sharing woes. We offer a business grade solution for securely syncing data that has proven to work seamlessly in our own business, as well as many other businesses that we have implemented the solution for.

If you’d like to discuss any concerns further and/or need assistance in making the switch, give us a call at 850.588.3540 or stop by our office at 1330 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32401 for more information.

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