The advent of the internet has proven to be a convenient way of sharing computer data and files whether the points of sharing are close together or hundreds, or thousands of miles apart. Mostly, people share computer data and files by way of the internet today. However, there have been different methods of file/data transfer used over recent decades.
Gone although not lost are the days when walking or driving computer data from place to place was the norm — to this day, using “thumb” drives or “flash” drives is an easy, user-friendly way to move computer files and data around and continues to work well for most computer users. This method is sometimes called the “sneakernet” since people usually wear shoes when transporting computer data on foot.
Ethernet and WiFi are the common standards today for transferring computer data and files within the same building or adjacent locations. Ethernet and WiFi are physical network delivery systems and are very common in building infrastructures, including residential locations. Setting up these systems can be easy or relatively complicated depending on what the needs are.
The internet can be accessed through ethernet and WiFi although technically these are not the only ways to access the internet — they are the most common, however. Whatever the case, once the internet is accessed, there are what is called “cloud” options available which allow computer users extremely easy file/data transfers and communication with other people. In fact, the internet serves as a backbone that opens up a plethora of options for file and data sharing.
The aforementioned concepts are relatively simple and can be configured for a relatively low cost. However, the schedules of hard working people running businesses can make setting up any of these types of things tedious. Sometimes it’s better to be left in the hands of experienced professionals.
Please contact us if assistance is needed in setting up a file or data transfer system.