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August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6

Security top concern in online file sharing and collaboration

I have written quite a bit in recent months about the increasing adoption of (and challenges associated with) online file-sharing (OFS) and collaboration solutions. Because of its prevalence in the consumer market, the most well-known product on the market today is Dropbox. But over the past two years, many offerings targeted at businesses have arrived on the market. Those targeted at business use cases differ from consumer products in that they have a central administration console to provision, manage and monitor individual user accounts, as well as centralized billing and often a shared storage quota. At the same time, traditional consumer-focused vendors, like Dropbox and SugarSync, now have offerings built for business use. However, enterprises are still hesitant to adopt these solutions, primarily because of security concerns. Security emerges as top concern The increasing use of mobile devices by employees is a key driver behind the adoption of online file-sharing and collaboration solutions at the corporate level. ...

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    by  Mike Matchett

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