The other day my colleagues and I were discussing OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, as our clients have started asking us about cloud services a lot lately. The various organizations or businesses that might be able to procure cloud services for their employees would have to look at companies that offer software on the basis of subscriptions as well as an option to buy them completely (if interested, you could browse around here). However, about a year ago at this time, we had forecast that our clients, comprised mainly of small to mid-size businesses in eastern Iowa, would probably not start asking about or needing the services of cloud storage for their employees for at least a couple more years. We’ve realized that this is not true as we are getting more and more inquiries on the topic.
We often receive questions like “What’s the difference between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?” and “How is OneDrive different from other personal cloud providers such as DropBox and Box?” We also get asked if OneDrive can work as a OneDrive Backup solution as opposed to other backup services available.
I was doing some research on the subject and found these excellent articles written by my friend Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin) at Sharegate. These articles will answer all the questions you have about OneDrive and OneDrive for Business:
- Discovering OneDrive for Business
- What is OneDrive for Business and what does it do?
- OneDrive for Business vs OneDrive – Know the difference
For those of us that learn easier by seeing pictures, Benjamin also put together this awesome infographic that not only explains the difference between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, but also how OneDrive for Business relates to Office 365. An alternative method to keep your files online could be something like FilecenterDMS, this could work in offices who find themselves with so much paperwork. Uploading your files online makes them more accessible and also clears space in your office. However, for Benjamin’s infographic, scroll below to learn more!