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Top 10 cloud storage and backup apps for businesses

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In keeping with September’s theme of ‘the cloud’, this week’s top 10 apps roundup looks at cloud storage and backup for businesses.

With a whole host out there offering these services to start-ups, SMBs and large enterprises, it can be a little overwhelming. So here’s our pick of the best apps that work across multiple devices and operating systems:

TRESORIT

– Protect business files that you never want leaked or lost

– Minimise employee mistakes with advanced access permissions

– Collaborate with your team members on sensitive reports

– Securely share contracts, financial reports or customer data with co-workers, clients and vendors

– End-to-end encryption – no Tresorit admin, hacker or government can access your data

– 2-step verification and device lockout on mobile devices

– Remote mobile wipe

– Access and roll back to any document’s previous versions

– Decide if your shared documents can be copied, emailed, printed, shared or screenshotted

– Available on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry

– Pricing: Business (2-4 users) – £16/user/month, Business (5+ users) – £12.80/user/month, Enterprise (50+ users) – Contact for pricing

SPIDEROAK

– Access files on the go

– Restore historical versions of documents

– Send files to team members

– Manage file storage and archive

– Enforce privacy policies

– Centralised management

– End-point backup

– Sync across any operating system

– Available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS

– Pricing: Minimum 10 users – from $50/month, Enterprise – Contact for pricing

CUDADRIVE

– Store, share and access business files

– Access CudaDrive from any web browser

– Virtual drive keeps all your files and folders available without the need to sync all data to every device

– Manage users, groups and all company content

– Optional on-premise physical or virtual appliance to ‘supercharge’ performance and accessibility of CudaDrive

– Available on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android and Windows Phone

– Pricing: Ranges from 100GB of storage for $39.99/month to 4TB for $569.99/month (unlimited users with every plan)

BOX

– Box allows every employee to securely work across teams, with customers, and with partners

– Mobile access

– Online workspace

– Sync across all devices

– Comprehensive reporting, logging and audit trails

– Layered encryption

– Threat protection and prevention

– Available on any browser, iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry

– Pricing: Starter (3-10 users) – £3.50/user/month, Business (3+ users) – £11/user/month, Enterprise – contact for pricing

DROPBOX FOR BUSINESS

– Unlimited storage and file recovery

– Apps available for PC, Mac phone and tablet

– Invite teammates to any folder in your Dropbox

– Send links to specific files, photos and folders

– Undo mistakes and undelete files

– Available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone

– Pricing: £11/user/month

ONEDRIVE FOR BUSINESS

– Store your files and share them with co-workers

– Search for the file you need with simple search or use Office Delve to discover new relevant content

– Create, edit and review documents in real time

– Set up an integrated approval process for documents that are ready to review

– Data loss prevention

– Available on PC, Android, iOS and Windows Phone

– Pricing: 1TB per person – $5/month

GOOGLE DRIVE

– Unlimited storage for files, folders and backups

– Powerful and easy-to-use tools to manage users

– Secure devices with mobile management

– Set sharing permissions

– Advanced auditing and reporting

– Access files from any device and share with colleagues and customers, even if they don’t have Google Drive themselves

– Real time collaboration

– Available on Mac, PC, Android and iOS

– Pricing: Unlimited storage for $10 per user per month – accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1TB of storage/user

APPLE ICLOUD

– Connect photos, documents, apps, notes and contacts from all iOS and Mac devices

– Help find lost devices

– Store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs and other documents with iCloud Drive

– Automatically backs up daily

– Available on Mac and iOS

– Pricing: From Free (5GB) to £14.99/month (1TB)

SUGARSYNC

– Sync files for continuous backup

– Collaborate on team projects

– Distribute view-only files

– Invite specific people to access files

– Remote wipe your data

– Available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android

– Pricing: Business – from $55/month, Custom Business (10+ users) – Contact for pricing

LIVEDRIVE FOR BUSINESS

– Online backup for all office computers

– Monitor backups centrally on the web

– Easily restore files from the cloud or using LiveDrive’s free restore software

– Online backup for NAS

– Setup team folders for group work and collaboration

– Share files with people outside the business

– Set up individual permissions

– Available on Windows, Android and iOS

– Pricing: Express (3 users) – from £22/month, Standard (10+ users) – from £75/month

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