What is cloud file sharing?

Cloud file sharing allows users to have a centralised place to access all of their files. It also allows the users to share these files and collaborate on documents. We utilise ownCloud for this purpose.


What is ownCloud?

ownCloud is a flexible, open source file sync and share solution. Whether using a mobile device, a workstation, or a web client, ownCloud provides the ability to put the right files at their employees’ fingertips on any device in one simple-to-use, secure, private and controlled solution.
Features of ownCloud?
  • Sync data: Keep your files, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more synchronized amongst your devices
  • Share Your Data: Share your data with others, and give them access to your latest photo galleries, your calendar, your music, or anything else you want them to see.
  • Versioning: With the Versions Application enabled, ownCloud automatically saves old file versions – you configure how much to save. To revert, simply hover over your file and roll back to a previous version.
  • Encryption: Do you want to make sure that your files remain secure on the server? With the Encryption Application enabled, all files stored on the ownCloud server are encrypted to your password.
  • Drag and Drop Upload: Working on a computer and don’t want to install the entire ownCloud client? Simply log into ownCloud in a web browser and drag and drop your files from your desktop into your desired target directory in the web browser. They will be automatically uploaded to the server.
  • Viewer for ODF Files: Want to read open document format files without downloading them? Enable this Application and you can click on any ODF formatted document (.odt, .odp, .ods) and read it in your web browser with no download required.
  • Tasks: Want to keep track of that all-important to do list? With the Tasks Application, you can easily sync your to do lists sync your To Do List with your ownCloud instance?
  • LDAP & Shibboleth authentication: Use your existing LDAP to create and authenticate users, or alternatively if you do not want to open up your LDAP server to ownCloud, use our Shibboleth plugin to enable single sign on.
  • Plus many more features.

What do Overt Software provide?

At Overt Software we can provide consultancy for an onsite installation or provide a cloud hosted solution using our state of the art cloud hosting infrastructure. We can also provide custom modification to ownCloud such as theming and custom integrations into systems such as Moodle.

Please contact us if you would like more information on ownCloud.