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Enterprise FileSynchronization and Sharing (EFSS)

Another aspect of "The Consumerization of IT" is seen in file sharing systems such as Dropbox, Apple's iCloud, Google's Drive and Microsoft's Skydrive.  They are simple, available free of charge and easily solve sync and share problems, which is why they are being used by savvy mobile users. I use all four of these, but find Skydrive the most useful for me.  It provides me with 25GB of free storage and works well with my iPhone and multiple desktop OS systems.

Just as noted in mobility section of my website, the risk of not utilizing a reliable file share system is data leakage.  An enterprise has to offer a viable alternative to allow for collaboration.  In July 2013, Forrester examined the many players that offer file sharing services and showed Box, EMC and IBM as the Leaders.  As with many services, you have to balance cost & convenience with the security risks involved in all solutions.
Latest Forrester Wave on File Sharing

July 10, 2013, 5:42 p.m. EDT
Box Named a Leader in File Sync and Share Platforms Report by Independent Research Firm