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June 2016, Vol. 2, No. 6

Enterprise file-sharing technology requires mobile app integration

Just a few years ago, IT leaders fretted about the "Dropbox problem," with employees using consumer cloud services to store and share corporate content. Today, enterprise file sync and share is a widely deployed, must-have application. Business users are highly mobile and work from many different devices, making enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) applications an essential tool for accessing data. In fact, 45% of IT departments had or were planning to support enterprise file-sharing as of last year, according to IDC. By many measures, EFSS is already one of the big successes of the mobile and cloud era. Given that we're still in the early stages of overall enterprise mobility, however, EFSS is really just getting started. When users started adopting iOS and Android devices en masse, they quickly found that accessing files on mobile devices was very different than on desktops. There's no traditional file system users can access and there's no built in way to access shared network drives or repositories such as Microsoft ...

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