June 10, 2015
Panzura's DaaS-cloud storage combo one-ups VDI for one firm that needs to make geographically separate employees seem like they work in the same zip code.
December 22, 2014
The crowded enterprise file sync-and-share market is poised for change, as functionality increasingly becomes a feature of larger products, analysts predict.
November 07, 2014
Microsoft appeases mobile and cloud masses with free Office apps for iPhones and Androids, plus a Dropbox Office 365 deal. Also in Searchlight: Workday seeks big data insight on employees; Facebook tries to sway the election.
November 06, 2014
Microsoft and its former foe, Dropbox, join forces to make it easier to use productivity apps on mobile devices; and other content management news.
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A new sync client for One Drive is coming soon, but the offerings may be too Microsoft-centric to encourage defection from competing services, such as Box. Continue Reading
Embracing mobility means updating the way you manage company data. IT should use options such as secure containers and enterprise-grade cloud services. Continue Reading
The Dropbox for business API may signal that file-sharing app companies are now striving to become platforms with which to integrate other apps. Continue Reading
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Lately, file sync-and-share products are seeing rapid adoption. With more employees taking it upon themselves to use consumer-grade options to collaborate and access data remotely, enterprises are realizing the value that business-class offerings can bring to their organizations.
Organizations often struggle with what some analysts call the "Dropbox problem" -- that is, the difficulty that comes with employees storing company data on personal devices. By providing an enterprise-class option, IT can cut back on the Dropbox problem by putting the security and management back in their own hands. Employees can boost productivity with the convenience of being able to access data without logging onto a VPN -- and from any device they choose.
Enterprise sync-and-share technology is being used more frequently as an addition to endpoint backup as well, where the "sync" part of the product acts as the backup process. But this doesn't mean that all the difficulties of early days' sync-and-share products are gone. Furthermore, evaluating the cost and features of enterprise sync-and-share products can be difficult. This guide provides expert guidance for companies evaluating and implementing a new sync-and-share technology.Continue Reading
Thanks to mobile and cloud computing, the number of potential repositories for corporate data have increased exponentially. Traditional file storage systems, content management software and device-centric security measures can only do so much to organize and protect data that's constantly on the go. Cloud storage services, enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) and mobile content management (MCM) represent key alternatives in storing and providing access to corporate data in the new mobile cloud era. When implemented correctly, these technologies can provide secure data access to a mobile, distributed workforce. This guide explains how EFSS and MCM differ from -- and can work with -- traditional network shares to accomplish this goal. Continue Reading
Enterprise app stores are one way to deploy and manage user access to applications. To the user, an app store appears as a simple portal, but there's a lot that goes into it on the back end. This handbook explains the ins and outs of building an app store, integrating it with identity management systems and tying it into public app stores from Apple and Google. Continue Reading
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Knowledge workers want ECM software that has the ease of use of file-sharing applications -- and the simplicity. Continue Reading
Cloud-based storage introduces a number of risks, but banning these services outright is unlikely to generate the desired results. Continue Reading
Dropbox for Business gives IT granular control over users' file sharing and storage without hindering employee productivity. Continue Reading