Disadvantages Of Online Storage

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1. Definition of Online Storage Online storage is a service accessed via the internet which offers a way to store electronic data similar to storing data on traditional local and portable storage such as Laptop 's disk and optical media or flash drives. Online storage, hosted storage, internet storage or cloud storage are different names for the same service. The service can offer storing only a specific kind of data such as photos or music or storing all kind of files﴾ ﴿. Recently, the globe has witnessed a dramatic increase in the numbers of vendors who offer online data storage to users. Those vendors follow a strategic marketing plan based on offering a small storage amount for free. The increase in storage capacity requires a monthly…show more content…
1) Usability: Be careful when using drag/drop to move a document into the online storage folder. This will permanently move your document from its original folder to the online storage location. (Do copy and paste) 2) Bandwidth: the ability to send a web link to recipients through email instead of attaching files every time to individuals. 2) Bandwidth: Several online storage services have a specific bandwidth allowance. If an organization surpasses the given allowance, the additional charges could be significant. However, some providers allow unlimited bandwidth. This is a factor that companies should consider when looking at an online storage provider. 3) Accessibility: the ability to access files from anywhere via Internet connection. 3) Accessibility: If there is no internet connection, there will be no access to stored data. 4) Disaster Recovery: The ability it back up a copy of important files at remote location which is important to businesses. 4) Data Security: There are concerns with the safety and privacy of important data stored remotely. The possibility of private data commingling with other organizations makes some businesses…show more content…
There 's an official Windows Phone app too. Dropbox is considered a benchmark against which others must compete. It’s rock solid and compatible with so many applications. Dropbox allows users to create free basic accounts with a significant free space of 2 GB storage. This free storage enough for documents, however, heavy files such as photos, music, or video will require extra storage. For that upgrading accounts to the 1TB is available for £7.99 per month. As a part of marketing strategy, Dropbox offers free additional storage as follows: 1- 500MB of additional free storage for each friend you get to sign up to the service with a limit of 16GB. 2- 1GB more by setting up a Mailbox account. 3- 250MB just for taking a tour of the Dropbox basics. 4- 3 GB for enabling the camera upload feature and automatically backup smartphone/tablet photos to the cloud. 5- Some offers of 50GB of Dropbox space for two years when the user buy certain phones and
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