If you’re one of the millions of people that use Dropbox for backup of their important files, or maybe even as their only digital storage space, you may have heard about a bug that was recently discovered in the cloud storage service. If you haven’t, you’re not going to like what you hear.
Dropbox recently confirmed that a bug in its Selective Sync feature caused some users’ data to be deleted.Some of you might have received a message from Dropbox like this:
We’re reaching out to let you know about an issue affecting Selective Sync that caused some files to be deleted from Dropbox. This problem occurred when the Dropbox desktop application shut down or restarted while users were applying Selective Sync settings.
Based on our investigation of this issue, we think you may be among the small number of users who were affected.
If you haven’t used Selective Sync before, you can stop reading now because you weren’t affected.
If you have used Selective Sync, we wanted to check whether your Dropbox may have been affected. We’ve set up a personalized web page where you can see if there are files that shouldn’t have been deleted and try to restore them.
As far as CRM goes, Salesforce is undoubtedly the top dog. For any sales process, its features are rich, and it adequately understands the sales flow from different sales process touch points: before, during, and after. In fact, it’s become a CRM success in large part due to the development of apps on their AppExchange Marketplace; which is very reminiscent of the way that Apple built out their App Store empire. Knowing how mission critical it is to handhold a client (or their user experience) through your sales process, most companies who value their clients will likely be using Salesforce’s CRM. Their targeted clients are primarily mid to large businesses, and their users comprise of: (1) salespeople, (2) customer service representatives, or (3) upper management personnel so that they can track the sales success of their teams or regions.
You probably already know that Evernote is a great way to take notes, collect digital materials for projects, make to-do lists, set reminders, and generally organize your work in one place across all your devices. What you may not realize is that you can also integrate your cloud seamlessly with Evernote; which means that you can access all your important documents, even on the go.
Staying organized can be a difficult task, especially for real estate agents on-the-go: showings, appointments, document management, collaboration—does it ever slow down? There are not many great choices when it comes to organizational apps or programs. Many of the currently available apps and programs are not compatible with other platforms or devices. But there is one handy tool that stands out from the rest, and that is Evernote. While Evernote may sound like just another typical note-taking app, it is actually much, much more than that; and in the real estate business, it can quickly become a real estate agent’s right-hand assistant.
Evernote allows agents to quickly jot down notes from meetings, phone calls, etc. If driving, you can simply use the dictation feature and talk to Evernote. An audio file will be saved and you can transcribe it later.
You can take photos using the camera on your mobile device directly from Evernote. The photos will be saved in Evernote and can be tagged for simple searching at a later time.
Documents can be created, edited, shared and stored using Evernote. To-do lists can be created and managed to ensure you don’t miss any important appointments or tasks. To put it simply—Evernote is like a complete, virtual office that follows you everywhere you go.
People love Dropbox because it’s so convenient and easy to use. But those who use it for business are faced with two challenges: how to make sure their confidential data is protected from unauthorized or malicious access, and how to protect that data against malicious or accidental deletion.
There’s an easy way to do both, when you combine Dropbox with Credeon and cloudHQ.
You probably already know that Dropbox is an extremely effective and popular cloud storage service that many businesses use for seamless sharing, storage, and backup of important data in the cloud. It makes collaboration simple and convenient.
Project management is something that lawyers need to juggle everyday. Each case is just one of their projects. As a result, effective project management tools that are secure and cloud-based are a “must-have”.
Of course, the million-dollar question remains: What cloud-based project management tools are your best options? The truth is that no one service is the best for everything that you need to do. Each service has something unique to offer, so we’ve devised a way for you to take the best of each of those services and combine them. This way, you’re left with all the power and flexibility to help you organize and run your law firm.
Our legal clients’ preferred trifecta is Basecamp, Box and cloudHQ, not only because of each tool’s inherent functionality, but also because they’re easy to use—and that means you have more time to devote to the work that matters… law.
If there’s one thing lawyers have in common, it’s paperwork—lots and lots of paperwork. Notes, depositions, contracts, agreements, waivers, applications—all of this adds up to a lot of paper that needs to be safeguarded and accessible, which is why SharePoint and cloud-powered tools are an increasingly attractive and efficient option for the legal industry.
If you work at a mid to large-sized law firm, there’s a good chance you’re already using SharePoint, a collaborative platform from Microsoft that offers a myriad of functionalities. Whether it’s hosting a video conference across multiple locations or organizing materials for your case, SharePoint can help you get the job done.
It’s easy to see why cloud computing transformed from a convenient service to the focal point of businesses everywhere. What started as an evolution, allowing businesses and individual users to do more with internet connectivity, has now become an absolute necessity for many. Still, many don’t quite understand what the cloud is, or what it does, even if they’ve already made a habit out of using it in some way every day.
There’s no denying the cloud has quickly emerged as a critical business tool that enables productivity, access and collaboration regardless of an employee’s (or a company’s) physical location. And just as a smartphone works better with apps, the cloud works better with a thoughtfully selected array of tools and services that help you make the most of these digital capabilities.
As a result, a large number of companies have started incorporating numerous cloud-based services and tools into their workflow. Our team at cloudHQ has found that one of the most popular combinations is Egnyte and SharePoint, thanks in large part to Egnyte’s position as a clear leader for cloud-based storage and file sharing, especially at the enterprise level when companies are dealing with large data volumes, but require security within their sharing networks.