Promoting ongoing use of cloud storage is key

By Sonian
In Channel
October 2, 2013

Sonian Marketing / Sonian

There are many options on the market today for free and premium cloud storage, not all of which offer the same level of protection and oversight. Selecting a vendor is an essential part of getting the best digital environments possible, but some companies may not consider the ramifications of their provider choice. Specifically, as more big data resources continue to pour into the workspace, firms need to know how their storage caps will be impacted.

In cases where a company exceeds its total cloud storage space, there are concerns as to how those excess files will be handled. PC World wrote that many entities do include this provision in their contracts and user agreements, but businesses need to be careful to read these guidelines before agreeing to the terms. In some cases, entities are still able to access and share files that fall above the limit and are unable to add new documents until a new deal is brokered for more space. Other providers may limit the entire account, though, making it impossible for companies to complete daily activities until they resolve storage problems.

Inspecting cloud contracts is more important than ever. With big data growing all the time and increasing pressure on enterprise solutions, businesses need to be sure that they can accommodate these demands without losing functionality.

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