The move by financial services providers towards electronic communication may be a convenient and reliable way for customers to receive statements and other documents, but it also means the safe storage of documents is becoming increasingly important. Since important documents stored on computers can be lost if the computer is stolen or the system crashes, many South Africans are turning to cloud-storage platforms such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and Microsoft OneDrive to keep their documents safe. Aside from the benefit of having all your documents in one place, cloud storage allows them to be accessed from multiple devices. Of course, there are some important documents - such as the title deed to your home, original policy documents and your original, signed will - that you need to store securely in a safe or a security box at a bank. Cloud storage platforms save you the effort of managing your own storage, buying hard drives, monitoring them for errors, replacing them when t...

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