Many businesses require the ability to share files between one another and with clients. In most cases, these files are confidential and require high levels of security to ensure that they don’t get lost or fall into the wrong hands. Before the digital age, businesses shared hard-copy documents by hand, which was risky as it required a level of trust that the file wouldn’t be misplaced, read or copied by unscrupulous employees or postal service workers. What’s more, the cost and time of transporting files were troublesome, and though faxing made this easier this was far from the most secure option. Paper files take up a room and require time to organize and locate when access is required. When the digital age first emerged, hard drives, floppy disks, CDs and flash drives were handled the same way as hard-copy files, with the added security potential of using password protection on files and the benefit of not taking up room in filing cabinets. However, the risk of loss and duplication, as well as the time and cost of transportation remained.