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Why does your business need a cloud storage solution?

The most obvious answer: to store unstructured data. Structured data, traditionally found in big enterprises, is information that usually comes as a text files with hundreds of columns and rows. These are easily put in order and processed by various big data solutions for control and analysis. Unstructured data, on the other hand, is what small and medium businesses generate 24/7: emails, Word files, PDFs, spreadsheets, images, video, audio and more.


80% of business-relevant information originates in unstructured form, primarily text.

Seth Grimes


These are raw, and often random pieces of information that businesses often struggle to organise and store so they are easily accessible, and what’s more – there isn’t a business out there that does not operate with and exchange this kind of data in- and outside the company, which makes things even messier. Of course, this data can be structured but that usually is a costly and/or time-consuming endeavor.


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Even though each piece of data may be relatively small, they all add up and contribute to the big data generation in the last few years. That same big data has been growing faster than ever before and by 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet. That is huge.


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Furthermore, at least a third of all that data will pass through the cloud and it would be essential for businesses to get on the technology train to push up speed, productivity, and growth.


Cut your costs with a reliable cloud service

First and foremost, cloud storage solutions mean lower operational costs, especially for small and medium businesses. Most of the public cloud services providers enable the customers to pay per user, meaning that they are able to monitor their cloud spend closely and optimize it as their business grows or shrinks. This is ideal for smaller companies, or for large firms where only a certain group of people need access file sharing & collaboration tools and cloud storage.


Explained simply, this popular payment model allows people to only pay for what they need, and not a single cent more.

On top of this, cloud services eliminate the need for storage hardware. You won’t have to buy upfront, manage and maintain local servers, and you won’t need to keep on staff employees to administer them. You avoid the hardware upgrade needs that come with your own servers (these usually need to be replaced every 3-5 years).


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Saying goodbye to these also frees up office space because you don’t need dedicated space for servers – which means that you will have more room for talented employees. Last but not least, local servers usually consume large amounts of electricity for functioning and cooling, and that is reflected in your electricity bills. By using a public cloud service you not only save on your power bill but reduce your company’s footprint.

An additional perk of the pay-as-you-go model of cloud services is that you can easily scale your operations and help your business grow.


Organize your day-to-day document flow

While reduced business expenses and cost-efficiency is a major benefit of cloud storage, its actual goal is to help you improve your data management and the information. We are not ones to toot our own horn, but this is where pCloud Business excels: we have developed a ton of features that helps our clients use data in a quick, efficient and meaningful way.


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Here are some of the essentials that we offer:

  • Full-featured mobile apps
  • Cross-device accessibility of the accounts through mobile, web and desktop apps;
  • Sophisticated file-sharing capabilities – options to invite users to folders even if they are not employees of your company, remote downloads, and remote uploads;
  • Organizing data into specific team spaces;
  • Team roles management;
  • No limit on file size and upload/download speed, etc.

These are all functionalities that not every cloud service provider offers, or at least not all of the features at the same time.



Give your team maximum flexibility

We already mentioned that pCloud business accounts are accessible on any device and that is particularly important nowadays when businesses deal with phenomena such as remote work, cross-location mobility, and bring-your-own-device policies.

By empowering your employees to access their files anywhere, even when they are on the go, you increase their productivity, let them react quickly to unexpected circumstances, and enable them to work at home if that is necessary.


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Simultaneously, all the data is backed up and every single change made within the account is recorded. File versions are kept for 180 days so even if a document is altered or deleted by mistake, the original can then be easily restored.


Maximum security for your company data

Online privacy and security is an issue that is definitely in the limelight today, and both businesses and service providers are bending backwards to ensure maximum protection. Nonetheless, security breaches happen more often, exposing companies to great threats.

Malware, crypto viruses, malicious hacking attacks or even employee mistakes can compromise your company data and leave you exposed and suffering the financial consequences of this.


Most cloud services providers such as Dropbox, Box, iCloud and One Drive, for instance, use standard SSL/TLS tunnels to protect data in transit between customer devices, while Apple, Google and Microsoft are using the minimum 128-bit AES encryption.


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At pCloud, we raise the bar with 256-bit encryption for any data transfer, backed up by 4096-bit RSA for user’s private keys for pCloud Crypto folders and files.

The pCloud Crypto service is a part of every pCloud Business account and allows for client-side encryption. Any data that goes into a Crypto folder is encrypted and decrypted locally, so even if a piece of information is intercepted on its way to and from the cloud, it won’t be usable by the hacker.

We follow a strict zero-knowledge privacy, which means that no person (or machine) at pCloud would ever have access to your data, and we will not be exploiting your use of our service for marketing insight for example.


Fast and furious: Unlimited download and upload speed

Last but not least, pCloud Business ensures a monstrous performance of your day-to-day work with images, videos, blueprints, spreadsheets, text documents or any other file you may operate with.


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This may not seem like a big deal but the speed at which you send your files to and from the cloud makes a real difference. The faster you download, upload and sync files to a cloud drive, the more it feels like an actual hard drive, albeit virtual – which means that our cloud solution actually extends the hard drives of your company computers.


Try it now, 100% risk-free

If you are curious to try out our services, you can do that without risking any financial investment. We will give you the chance to test-drive pCloud Business for a month and see for yourself the positive impact it will have your company’s operations.

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Want to learn more about pCloud Business? Contact our Sales team and they would be more than happy to tell you more about the service.