"File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digitally stored information, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images, and video), documents, or electronic books (wikipedia)." As w/ any business or educational institution integrated w/ technology, it's important to have a solid grasp on file sharing and be fluent in the use of file sharing technologies.
Top 10 Sites for File Sharing
Box - Probably the most popular of the web based file sharing sites that integrates w/ Google Apps. Also, has the ability to share/store files in a folder which is ideal for embedding into a site.
Minus - A simple file sharing site that allows users to embed their file into a blog/site or share w/ a unique URL.
File Dropper - A free easy to use site that allows users to upload up to 5 Gig of data.
Pipe Bytes - An ideal way to share files in a private setting either as an URL or embed code.
DocDroid - A great site for file sharing which allows for password protection and the ability to choose what format you want to download the file in.
Papyrs - An excellent site for sharing files in a social network type setting.
Go Pileus - A simple to use site (drag-n-drop) for sharing files that also integrates nicely w/ bit.ly for URL shortening.
Sendoid - A site that is also available as a free app for sharing files person to person rather then storing on a server.
Air Dropper - A unique site that allows a user to create a dropbox that allows others to access via a request and then download.
WeTransfer - A fun site for transferring files w/ a nice user interface. Also, a person has the ability to add a message to their file transferring email.