Webinar on Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration

Cloud-based file sharing and collaboration vendors provide lightweight collaboration and basic file services using a cloud-based deployment model. Driven by success on the consumer facing web, cloud-based file sharing and collaboration technologies are making inroads in the enterprises.

Just because these tools usually target relatively simpler use cases, it does not mean they come without challenges. There are issues of mobile access, integration, security. and a host of other enterprise specific issues. We evaluate these in greater details in our forthcoming Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration report.

Please join us in this webinar titled "Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration: Where the Workplace Meets Mobile and Cloud" on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:00 noon EST. In this fast paced session, we will review the newly emerging cloud file sharing and collaboration marketplace. During this webinar, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The benefits of cloud-based file sharing tools
  • Business scenarios, functional services, and technology services against which these can be evaluate
  • The overall marketplace and its key players
  • Best practices


Other Cloud File Sharing & Collaboration posts

Cloud File-Sharing Platforms a Service in Your Enterprise Architecture - Part 2

In an earlier post on this topic, I  mentioned that for Cloud File-Sharing (CFS) Platforms to become a part of the enterprise layer -- as opposed to just serving as stand-alone tools like most of them do now -- they would need to improve in a number of areas. One of the key areas where almost all the tools need improvement is in the area of reporting and compliance

Dropbox to discontinue Dropbox for Teams...

The poster child of cloud-based file sharing services, Dropbox has announced this new service targeting enterprises. The service costs $795 per year for 5 users and includes 1 TB of storage space. Enterprise features include

Is Hybrid Cloud File-sharing Right for You?

Some common arguments against cloud-based services in general -- and cloud-based file sharing services in particular -- revolve around the security implications of your files getting stored outside your firewall.

A typical argument goes like this