One of the main advantages of implementing online storage is that it allows you to access your data from anywhere, on any device. The cloud creates an open, collaborative environment between endpoints by removing device silos.
However, to establish truly seamless connectivity and eliminate communication grit, you still need to overcome vendor silos. On top of that, cloud vendors may not have optimized their software to protect the privacy of your data.
The Space Between
While you may favor DropBox for file storage and sharing, your development partner may be using Google Drive and your law firm Microsoft’s OneDrive. With each vendor on a different platform, it makes it harder for users to share data with each other, restricting document access and hindering universal workflow.
That’s the issue with the space in-between vendor silos. Let’s take a look at the challenges occurring inside.
Inside the Cloud
The early purveyors of cloud storage were more concerned with making the platform efficient than taking protective measures to guard its contents. What was more important was providing collaboration tools and easy access to data, while little attention was given to allowing users to control their data and protect it from third parties.
For instance, online storage services like Google collect data on user activity so that they can serve personalized advertisements. Their consumer products lack advanced security features, such as controlling for how long a document can be shared, seeing how it is used and for what purpose. All that is provided are simple permissions and base-level transparency, such as viewing who edits a document and when.
Yet with global demand for online file sharing on the rise (in 2017 alone, peer-to-peer file sharing accounted for 6,810 petabytes per month), data privacy has never been as crucial as it is today.
Breaking the Silos
The XcooBee network seamlessly integrates with all major cloud storage providers. This gives you the flexibility to share files even if the person on the receiving end operates inside a vendor silo. For example, you can use the XcooBee platform to pick a file from your Google Drive and transfer it to a DropBox user.
You can go further and automate your workflows. Set up your environment so that all image files received via the XcooBee network are instantly added to a folder in your Google Drive, for example, while all PDFs end up in a DropBox folder.
With XcooBee, your workflows can be more complex and include a number of steps. For instance, pictures received via the XcooBee network are first shared on Twitter before they find their way into a cloud store. Or you can request PDF documents to be sent to your partner for electronic signature, and then be stored. The number of steps is up to you.
Secure and Private
All transfer of files on the XcooBee network occurs on secure channels, automatically encrypting documents between endpoints to prevent any third party from reading and harvesting your data. Your privacy is our priority. For increased transparency, the XcooBee dashboard will show you whether a user downloaded a document and send reminders for tasks that require attention.
You don’t need to be a paid subscriber to receive files via the XcooBee network. There are great advantages to those who are, however. Not only will you have the peace of mind and flexibility to securely send any file anywhere without compromising your privacy, you will have access to time saving automation tools without the hindrance of vendor silos.