ownCloud is a software for creating and managing cloud file storage via a web interface or mobile and desktop applications. ownCloud can be installed on your server and accessed via a web browser. In this article we will look at why it is needed, how it can be useful in business, what advantages and disadvantages it has, where and by whom it is used, why it is worth using it and the conclusion about it.
Why do I need ownCloud?
ownCloud is needed by those who want to have full control over their data and ensure their security, confidentiality and accessibility. ownCloud allows you to:
Store and synchronize your files.
Share your files and folders both inside and outside your organization, using links, passwords, or expiration dates.
Collaborate on documents, presentations or spreadsheets using integrated office applications such as OnlyOffice1, Microsoft 3652, Collabora Online3 or Microsoft Office Online.
Manage your files and folders using various functions, such as searching, sorting, filtering, versioning, commenting or extracting the contents of files.
How can ownCloud be useful in business?
ownCloud can be useful in business for several reasons:
- You can increase the productivity and efficiency of your employees by providing them with convenient and reliable access to their files and folders.
- You can reduce costs and risks by using ownCloud instead of third-party cloud services to store files that may be expensive, incompatible or unsafe.
- You can maintain compliance with legislation and standards by using ownCloud to store files on your server or in your chosen data center, as well as to encrypt data at the server or client level.
- You can support innovation and development by using ownCloud to work with new technologies and platforms.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of ownCloud?
Advantages of ownCloud:
- Control: you can independently choose the storage location of your files and folders, as well as configure access rights to them for different users or groups.
- Security: You can protect your files and folders from loss, theft or damage with backup, encryption or authentication.
- Flexibility: You can extend the functionality of ownCloud with various extensions and plugins that add new features or simplify working with certain aspects of file storage.
- Openness: You can use ownCloud for free, as it is an open source project licensed under AGPLv3. You can also contribute to the development of ownCloud or receive support from the community.
Disadvantages of ownCloud:
- Complexity: You must have certain knowledge and skills to install, configure and use ownCloud on your server, as well as to solve possible network, performance or compatibility problems.
- Responsibility: You are responsible for maintaining and updating your server and ownCloud, as well as for data backup.
- Limitations: You may encounter some limitations in the functionality or performance of ownCloud when working with very large or complex files or folders.
Where and by whom is ownCloud used?
ownCloud is used in various fields and industries, such as:
- IT: ownCloud is used to create and connect to the cloud storage of files for the development, testing, deployment and support of software and services.
- Education: ownCloud is used to create and connect to the cloud storage of files for teaching students and teachers various disciplines and technologies.
Why should I use ownCloud?
ownCloud should be used exactly when you need:
- Have full control over your data and ensure their security, confidentiality and availability
- Use open and free software to create and manage cloud file storage
- Expand ownCloud functionality with various extensions and plugins
We made a video about how to install OwnCloud on your server. Check this out!
Conclusion about ownCloud
ownCloud is a software for creating and managing cloud file storage that allows you to share files and folders with other users via a web interface or mobile and desktop applications. ownCloud can be installed on your server and accessed via a web browser.