Friday, February 25, 2011

File Sharing: The Advantages and Disadvantages

According to, file sharing is the practice of sharing computer data or space on a network.

Advantages of File Sharing:
  • More available space for users to access programs
  • Easier to back up files
  • Reduce number of programs on any given network
  • Simply administration
  • Helps maintain consistency of shared data files

Disadvantages of File Sharing:

  • Security problems
  • Potentially breaking copyright laws
  • Duplication of data
  • Data inconsistency
  • Data Redundancy


Please add to advantages and disadvantages of technology. Also, please share your experience with the technology.