Cloud storage has made a whole load of things so much easier. From collaborating on creative projects to storing films, music, and video, cloud storage has been a revelation for business and personal users. Gone are the days when if you wanted to get anything serious done you had to rely on unwieldy external hard drives or hard-to-keep-track-of USB drives. Nowadays all you need is a web connection and all your files and information are available at the touch of a button.
But there is a difference between using cloud storage and optimizing your cloud storage use. Here are a few tips to take your cloud storage to the next level and make the most out of this powerful technology.
Use two-factor authentication
Cloud storage is super-secure, but it is always worth adding extra layers of security when it comes to protecting your data. Two-factor authentication ensures that even if your log-in credentials are leaked or hacked, bad actors will have a second barrier to breach. 2FA is particularly useful as it usually involves a physical security element such as a code sent to a mobile phone.
Integrate your clouds
We don’t know why you’d ever need anyone else except for Blomp, but plenty of users do have multiple clouds. Integrating your various cloud accounts means that you can manage them all from one place, find information and files more easily, and transfer data from cloud to cloud quickly and simply.
Organize your folders
While it might be boring, organizing your cloud storage folders is vital if you want to use your storage service most effectively. It is all too easy to just upload everything to a general folder and use the search function, but properly administered folders with accurate metadata will unlock the power of the cloud and allow you to take full advantage.
Encrypt your data
Just in case someone gets past all the security measures, why not consider encrypting your data? Many cloud storage service providers do this automatically and it makes your files even more secure. Encrypted files can only be accessed, used, or understood if they have been decoded, so if you are storing sensitive or confidential data then this is a must.