Nearly half of the Western European IT organizations surveyed by ESG report that they’ve put restrictions in place prohibiting the storage of information in U.S.-based data centers as a result of the NSA’s PRISM program. Organizations born in the digital era are more likely than their older counterparts to have introduced restrictions as a direct result of PRISM. What can U.S.-based cloud service providers do to assuage user concerns in regions—especially Europe—with more stringent data privacy regulations in the aftermath of the NSA spying scandal?
A majority of organizations plan to increase spending on the software, services, and devices to enable mobile productivity among their employees in 2015. This is not surprising given the fact that most report at least one of their top IT priorities is mobility-related, including desktop virtualization and deploying applications specifically for mobile devices. It is also interesting to note the connection between formalized BYOD policies and the likelihood of increased enterprise mobility investment levels.
In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure discusses ESG's research on the impact NSA’s Prism program will have on organizations' willingness to store sensitive data in US-based cloud computing vendors' workspace delivery models.
The objective for this research project was to get direct insights into what senior IT executives—with specific responsibility for their organizations’ data storage infrastructures—in North America think about a number of “next-generation” storage technologies. ESG leveraged a purely qualitative approach, which entailed hour-long interviews conducted solely by the authors of this paper. While qualitative work is more time-consuming and—at times—delicate in order to ensure that questions are posed fairly and without bias (and that the inevitable discussions are equally balanced), the genuine and considered insights that can be gleaned from it are extremely valuable.
In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure discusses how Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS) solutions must be able to adapt to snap into next-generation workspace delivery models.
ESG Founder and Senior Analyst Steve Duplessie interviews Senior Analyst Terri McClure on her 2015 predictions for the Mobile, OFS, and Collaboration segment.
Dropbox recently introduced a new extension to its business collaboration and productivity solution—the Dropbox for Business API set. More than just another enterprise file sync and share app, this new API addresses a growing requirement among businesses—allowing them to easily link third-party security and compliance tools to their Dropbox environments. It could give Dropbox a competitive advantage in the developing enterprise-focused file sharing and collaboration market.
To reduce IT complexity while catering to the tractability of a flexible, self-service approach demanded by end-users, the IT industry requires a unified approach that aggregates delivery models, centralizes management and security, and supports a wide variety of endpoint devices. ESG defines this unified approach as Workplace Delivery Platform.
Though current delivery models fall short of this business demand, a growing number of vendors have stated their intentions to innovate workplace delivery platforms that focus on the management and support of various delivery models and devices.
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Accellion has introduced major enhancements to its kiteworks mobile-first platform. Why now, though? What did Accellion see in the market that spurred the effort? The vendor already considers itself ahead of the competition in building out mobile-centric content-management tools, but Accellion is now concentrating even more actively to offer capabilities that it believes give it a competitive advantage in a crowded market.
ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure focuses on network attached storage, file systems, unified storage, cloud storage, and online file sharing and collaboration solutions. Since joining ESG, she has become a much-sought-after analyst in the storage space. Terri brings more than 20 years of data storage industry experience to her role.
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