Any tools for cloud storage. They provide file storage and synchronization services. Additionally some can provide functionallity for collaborative edition of documents. Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, ownCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive are some of the main solutions. Google Drive, OneDrive and ownCloud provide document collaborative edition. ownCloud is an open source solution that can be installed in an own server.
In any joint project where common work over different locations is necessary.
Companies need only pay for the storage they actually use, typically an average of consumption during a month. This does not mean that cloud storage is less expensive, only that it incurs operating expenses rather than capital expenses. Businesses using cloud storage can cut their energy consumption by up to 70% making them a greener business. Also at the vendor level they are dealing with higher levels of energy so they will be more equipped with managing it in order to keep their own costs down as well. Organizations can choose between off-premises and on-premises cloud storage options, or a mixture of the two options, depending on relevant decision criteria that is complementary to initial direct cost savings potential; for instance, continuity of operations (COOP), disaster recovery (DR), security (PII, HIPAA, SARBOX, IA/CND), and records retention laws, regulations, and policies. Storage availability and data protection is intrinsic to object storage architecture, so depending on the application, the additional technology, effort and cost to add availability and protection can be eliminated.
Cloud storage for sharing files.
Provide access to platform.
Google Drive: stand alone app, web based.
OneDrive: stand alone app, web based, integration with other tools.
Box: stand alone app, web based, integration with other tools.
Dropbox: stand alone app, web based, integration with other tools.
ownCloud: stand alone app, web based, integration with other tools.
Amazon Cloud Drive: stand alone app, web based, integration with other tools.