Thoughts on Three Alternative Cloud Providers with Diverse Services Who Cater to Your Small Business

Everyone is familiar with the big-name cloud service providers, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Does a small business need everything these big names offer? No.

Alternatives catering specifically to your small business are out there. Their prices are more suited to your budget, with services better suited to your smaller enterprise. Let’s evaluate some to find your best fit.

If your business uses all Microsoft products, then OneDrive is an excellent choice. OneDrive offers storage, backup, sharing, syncing, and security. Use Windows 10? You have OneDrive, ready to go.

Three plans are available. There’s a basic 1TB storage plan. Next is an unlimited plan that provides advanced data-loss prevention. The premium Office Business 365 plan contains all of the above plus the full cloud-based Office suite.

If your business needs to cut costs, MEGA is a perfect choice. MEGA offers 50GB of storage free. MEGA has 200GB to 8TB plans if you need more, none more than $25 per month.

With MEGA plans, your business gets live encrypted backup and global access through all major browsers and mobile devices. One downside is the 10GB limited bandwidth that delays uploading or downloading large files.

If your business loves and uses mostly MACs, BackBlaze rides to your rescue. BackBlaze backs up everything, documents, photos, music, and movies to the cloud. Other features include data restore via browser or mobile device, automatic or scheduled backup, and file sharing.

Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on Medium.com and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

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