Cloud computing concept. Sharing data on server.Using laptop forThe hybrid workforce isn’t going to revert to the old office environment anytime soon. Even with the pandemic as less of a threat to personal safety, once you have worked remotely it’s likely you don’t want to return — that’s just the nature of things.

With this newer paradigm still in action, the tangible need to share files between devices is more important than ever before. We have some suggestions on how to approach this, keeping convenience, cyber safety and usability top of mind.

Network Attached Storage drives

Also known as NAS drives, these connect to your networks instead of to individual computers. The setup for these is simple, and there is security software that means you can control access easily.

They can also act as a default backup for your files, plus they are adept at streaming as well as sending video, photo or audio files to individual computers.

Third-party apps

The use of programs such as Google Drive or Dropbox, or cloud-based tools such as OneDrive or iCloud, have revolutionized file sharing in the past few years. With backup settings available, it’s an easy way to collaborate and share.

Some options use LAN sync, a tool where you can show when two computers are currently connected, and then files can be directly synced up in real-time, bypassing the cloud. This is a boon to efficiency.

Port forwarding

This one is a bit more complex than what is above, but it can be a plus if you often need a reliable high-speed internet connection. It’s also great for security, as it reduces the possibility of hacking through encryption.

In this situation, you open specific ports on your router and then can configure servers to route to a specific spot. If the person on the other end knows your static IP address, they can connect to that port and bypass the internet, making sharing easier.

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