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Working From Home Tips – File Sharing & Collaboration Solution

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While the transition to working remotely has been necessary for many, we understand that it is an adjustment that can be both overwhelming and difficult. As SyCom’s CEO, Tom Cricchi, said in his response to COVID-19, “Our success is intimately tied to yours. Whether in times of trial or when celebrating shared success, we continue our commitment to deliver outstanding and memorable service in everything we do.”

In support of this, Rob Spitzer, SyCom’s Practice Area Manager – Microsoft Cloud Productivity and Security, has put together some tips for working at home. With 15 years of working from home under his belt, you could say he’s an expert on the matter.

Working From Home – Part Two, courtesy of Rob Spitzer:

[Previously] I went through some remote meeting solutions. The second most common need when working from home is a file sharing and collaboration solution. Like conferencing, odds are high you may already have access to a solution. If you are using Google G Suite, you have access to Google Drive. Depending on the package you have between 30GB – Unlimited space. Office 365 users have a couple of tools: OneDrive and SharePoint. You’ll have 1TB or more space per user on most plans. Both of these are great solutions as they not only offer a way to share files but both include the ability to edit in the browser (in addition some Office 365 plans give you the full Office suite) and co-authoring so multiple people can work on a file simultaneously. Totally beats emailing a file around between a team and is safer. Next time you go to attach that important contract to an email, remember its about as secure as a postcard.

Dropbox is another option. It offers 2GB of space for free and unlimited space on some paid tiers. You may have also heard of Box which offers 10GB for free and also moves up to unlimited on some of the business plans.

Some of the tools I [previously] mentioned, like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Webex can also be used to share files. Also, like the meeting solutions, all of these offer Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and web clients. Let me know if this is helpful and if I missed another application others may be interested in. Next time I’ll list out some additional odds and ends that can help.