Top 10 cloud storage and backup apps for businesses

In keeping with September’s theme of ‘the cloud’, this week’s top 10 apps roundup looks at cloud storage and backup for businesses.

With a whole host out there offering these services to start-ups, SMBs and large enterprises, it can be a little overwhelming. So here’s our pick of the best apps that work across multiple devices and operating systems:


– Protect business files that you never want leaked or lost

– Minimise employee mistakes with advanced access permissions

– Collaborate with your team members on sensitive reports

– Securely share contracts, financial reports or customer data with co-workers, clients and vendors

– End-to-end encryption – no Tresorit admin, hacker or government can access your data

– 2-step verification and device lockout on mobile devices

– Remote mobile wipe

– Access and roll back to any document’s previous versions

– Decide if your shared documents can be copied, emailed, printed, shared or screenshotted

– Available on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry

– Pricing: Business (2-4 users) – £16/user/month, Business (5+ users) – £12.80/user/month, Enterprise (50+ users) – Contact for pricing


– Access files on the go

– Restore historical versions of documents

– Send files to team members

– Manage file storage and archive

– Enforce privacy policies

– Centralised management

– End-point backup

– Sync across any operating system

– Available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS

– Pricing: Minimum 10 users – from $50/month, Enterprise – Contact for pricing


– Store, share and access business files

– Access CudaDrive from any web browser

– Virtual drive keeps all your files and folders available without the need to sync all data to every device

– Manage users, groups and all company content

– Optional on-premise physical or virtual appliance to ‘supercharge’ performance and accessibility of CudaDrive

– Available on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android and Windows Phone

– Pricing: Ranges from 100GB of storage for $39.99/month to 4TB for $569.99/month (unlimited users with every plan)


– Box allows every employee to securely work across teams, with customers, and with partners

– Mobile access

– Online workspace

– Sync across all devices

– Comprehensive reporting, logging and audit trails

– Layered encryption

– Threat protection and prevention

– Available on any browser, iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry

– Pricing: Starter (3-10 users) – £3.50/user/month, Business (3+ users) – £11/user/month, Enterprise – contact for pricing


– Unlimited storage and file recovery

– Apps available for PC, Mac phone and tablet

– Invite teammates to any folder in your Dropbox

– Send links to specific files, photos and folders

– Undo mistakes and undelete files

– Available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone

– Pricing: £11/user/month


– Store your files and share them with co-workers

– Search for the file you need with simple search or use Office Delve to discover new relevant content

– Create, edit and review documents in real time

– Set up an integrated approval process for documents that are ready to review

– Data loss prevention

– Available on PC, Android, iOS and Windows Phone

– Pricing: 1TB per person – $5/month


– Unlimited storage for files, folders and backups

– Powerful and easy-to-use tools to manage users

– Secure devices with mobile management

– Set sharing permissions

– Advanced auditing and reporting

– Access files from any device and share with colleagues and customers, even if they don’t have Google Drive themselves

– Real time collaboration

– Available on Mac, PC, Android and iOS

– Pricing: Unlimited storage for $10 per user per month – accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1TB of storage/user


– Connect photos, documents, apps, notes and contacts from all iOS and Mac devices

– Help find lost devices

– Store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs and other documents with iCloud Drive

– Automatically backs up daily

– Available on Mac and iOS

– Pricing: From Free (5GB) to £14.99/month (1TB)


– Sync files for continuous backup

– Collaborate on team projects

– Distribute view-only files

– Invite specific people to access files

– Remote wipe your data

– Available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android

– Pricing: Business – from $55/month, Custom Business (10+ users) – Contact for pricing


– Online backup for all office computers

– Monitor backups centrally on the web

– Easily restore files from the cloud or using LiveDrive’s free restore software

– Online backup for NAS

– Setup team folders for group work and collaboration

– Share files with people outside the business

– Set up individual permissions

– Available on Windows, Android and iOS

– Pricing: Express (3 users) – from £22/month, Standard (10+ users) – from £75/month

More apps for business:

Top 10 apps for organising and planning

Top 10 recruitment apps for businesses of all sizes

Top 10 ways to build your own business app

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