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.
Our just-released Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration evaluation research takes a close look at this newly emerging marketplace.
To be sure, there's no perfect solution out there that neatly blends ease of use with all the administrative and security services you'd want to see in a single enterprise-wide platform. Vendors will of course dispute this vehemently, and we see a lot of exaggerated claims of the kind you often find in young marketplaces. Just understand that what Cloud vendors call "enterprise readiness" and what you require for organization-wide deployment may be two very different things.
Version 1.0 of this research critically evaluates 9 major players: Accellion, Box, Citrix, EMC, Oxygen, Glasscubes, Huddle and SkyDox/Workshare. Besides these, we also profile several other vendors including Alfresco, Dropbox, and Microsoft that don't compete strictly head-to-head in this marketplace but can be considered for very specific scenarios.