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Tech Tuesday: Cloud storage and file sharing solutions

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! In this edition, we look at the top Cloud Storage and File Sharing Solutions.

As we navigate the ever-expanding landscape of digital technologies, the demand for efficient and secure storage options has become paramount. Join us as we explore the features, functionalities, and unique attributes of leading platforms that have redefined how we manage and share files in our interconnected world.

Whether you’re a business professional or an individual user, understanding these tools is key to optimizing your digital experience. Stay tuned for insights into the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of cloud storage and file sharing.

Dell Technologies

Multicloud Data Services is powered by Dell’s PowerStore, PowerProtect and PowerScale portfolio, and these, working together with networking intellectual property from Faction, lets customers use their data both on-premises while simultaneously accessing it from multiple clouds. 

Multicloud Data Services for storage is ideal for cloud-based analytics, disaster recovery, testing and development and unstructured data use cases. It also helps customers avoid cloudvendor lock-in with data independent from the cloud, while also reducing risk with best-in-class enterprise storage. Dell Technologies Multicloud Data Services disrupts the cloud storage market, offering new and innovative ways for customers to access their data either locally or through a multicloud set up.


BrightHR’s HR document management software gives the 100,000+ businesses around the world that it supports, unlimited, cloud-based document storage security. The centralised system allows users to bulk upload documents, track progress with a Document To Do list, and use a read receipt feature to ensure staff are informed of important policies, as well as keep secure records of all HR documents and employee profiles. These features and the complete software packages are accessible from desktops and your mobile devices starting from just $11 a month.


NextCloud is a self-hosted platform providing shared file access just like GDrive, OneDrive, or Dropbox, but where you own the servers and the data. It provides calendar and contact sync for smartphones, email hosting, and more. It is extremely easy to use for system administrators and end users alike.

Many organisations face regulations, policies, or compliance requirements that prevent offshoring or outsourcing data management. For them, NextCloud is an excellent option providing all the services that company teams expect while satisfying data sovereignty requirements.

It features:

  • File and data sync
  • Contact and calendar sync
  • Email hosting and management
  • Smartphone integration
  • Collaborative document editing

Cohesity Cloud Services

Cohesity Cloud Services (available now) portfolio of solutions consists of Backup as a Service, Cohesity FortKnox (cyber vault), DataHawk (data classification & threat detection), and Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a versatile cloud storage solution, offering a generous 15 GB of free storage with the option to purchase additional space as needed. What sets Google Drive apart is its seamless integration with various Google services, such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. This interconnected ecosystem fosters efficient collaboration, allowing users to engage in real-time editing of documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Moreover, Google Drive is accessible from any device with internet connectivity, ensuring users can retrieve their files whenever and wherever needed.


Dropbox, a pioneer in cloud storage, provides 2 GB of free storage with opportunities to increase through referrals or upgrading. Security is a paramount focus for Dropbox, as evidenced by features like two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption. Beyond security, Dropbox excels in facilitating collaboration, enabling easy file sharing and teamwork among team members. Automatic syncing of files across devices ensures that the latest versions are consistently available, enhancing workflow efficiency.

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive, integrated seamlessly with Microsoft 365 applications, offers 5 GB of free storage, expandable through subscription plans. It stands out for its collaboration features, supporting real-time collaboration on Office documents and co-authoring capabilities. Security is a top priority, with advanced features like ransomware detection and recovery mechanisms, instilling confidence in users regarding the safety of their stored data.

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive offers 5 GB of free storage, with additional space available through subscription plans. Seamless integration with other Amazon services, such as Amazon Photos and Amazon Music, adds to its appeal. Collaboration features enable file sharing and collaborative efforts among users. Amazon Drive’s accessibility from various devices, including PCs, Macs, and mobile devices, ensures users can easily manage and retrieve their files regardless of the platform they are using.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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