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Networking All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 2

Using Essential Cloud Services

In This Chapter

arrow Sharing files across the Internet

arrow Hosting online meetings

arrow Using enterprise social networks

A recent study I read concluded that most IT professionals underestimate their dependence on cloud apps by a factor of four. In other words, their companies are already using four times as many cloud-based apps as they realize. Even though you may not realize it, your company has probably already moved much of its IT infrastructure to the cloud.

In this chapter, I take a look at several of the most popular cloud-based services that you may, or may not, already be using. If you aren’t already using some of these services, you should consider adopting them.

Sharing Files in the Cloud

In many cases, the easiest way to exchange files with another person is to send an email with the file attached. However, there are many situations in which that’s not the best way to exchange files. For starters, many organizations limit the size of incoming or outgoing email attachments. Thus, email is not a viable option if the file you need to share is larger than the size limit.

The tried-and-true standard for sharing large files is FTP. You can either ...

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