File sharing software has become an essential feature in modern workplaces. Prior to this the transfer of files was done using file transfer protocol applications or transferred to a disc and either mailed or physically handed over to an employee (often affectionately referred to as ‘sneakernet’). Cloud services that offer collaboration and storage tools for files have revolutionized how businesses operate. This article focuses on 10 online file sharing solutions that range from basic to enterprise-level.

A few of the most renowned file-sharing platforms have evolved to become full-fledged collaborative platforms. Dropbox, Box and Google Drive all provide file storage and syncing, aswell for collaboration on desktops and mobile devices. Google’s G Suite bundle also offers file sharing with Google Drive and Google apps. iCloud provides seamless integration and automated sync across Apple’s devices, as well as their operating systems, resulting in a unified cloud platform.

Another excellent feature of many of these services is the ability to track and trace the status of shared files. Administrators can work with sensitive or confidential documents with no worries. The tracing features and the status aid in keeping the track of how their files are being used, who’s using them, and where they’ve gone.

As the Bring Your Own Device movement (BYOD) that continues to gain momentum, increases in popularity the line between corporate and personal data is getting increasingly blurred. Employees are using consumer-based technology for their work. Secure file sharing is now more important than ever before for small-scale business owners and managers.