Cloud-Based File-Sharing Tools Transitioning from Consumer to Enterprise According to The Real Story Group

New Real Story Group Research Evaluates 16 Vendors Chasing Enterprise Market

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Tony Byrne

Tony Byrne, President, The Real Story Group

Large enterprises tell us they want to reduce the chaos of employees using multiple cloud-based systems that typically lack administrative controls.

Boston / London (PRWEB) December 10, 2012

At least sixteen established vendors now compete within the fast-growing enterprise cloud file-sharing marketplace, according to research released today by independent evaluation firm, Real Story Group.

Borne out of the consumer space, cloud-based file-sharing technology has emerged as an enterprise concern, with more organizations seeking to address employee needs pro-actively by licensing approved platforms.

Real Story Group’s Cloud File Sharing & Collaboration evaluation report critically reviews sixteen established players head-to-head, including Accellion, Alfresco, Box, Citrix, EMC/Syncplicity, Microsoft, Oxygen, SkyDox, and YouSendIt.

“Customers should understand that vendors may not share your notions of what ‘enterprise readiness’ truly means,” cautions RSG Senior Analyst, Apoorv Durga. “We found significant shortcomings in usability, access control, and in some cases, scalability.”

“Large enterprises tell us they want to reduce the chaos of employees using multiple cloud-based systems that typically lack administrative controls,” adds Tony Byrne, RSG President. “But there’s no magic bullet out there that will provide the perfect mix of user-friendliness and enterprise scalability.”

RSG’s Cloud File Sharing & Collaboration Report concludes with a set of twelve best practices for analyzing use cases and selecting the system that best fits your specific enterprise needs.

RSG analysts are available to discuss their findings. Please contact us to schedule an interview.

About The Real Story Group
The Real Story Group, established in 2001, is a buyer's advocate for enterprises looking to invest in content and web technologies. We provide research and advisory services to support end-users through content technology selection and implementation. We publish independent vendor evaluations (http://www.realstorygroup.com) that help Business and IT leaders sort out suitable technology choices to fit their particular needs. Our research is known for its technical depth, readability, and absolute neutrality.


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