Analysts savor new technology/product announcements because they divulge how next generation products will be packaged, positioned, priced, and promoted, which are key variables in conditioning a market for a new technology...
Intralinks recently announced its new collaboration platform Intralinks VIA. Traditionally focused in secure deal rooms for M&A in regulated industries, Intralinks is the most recent vendor making the shift to include OFS in its briefcase of offerings– and why not? In Intralinks' case it makes perfect sense.
Piecemeal approach won’t work – Federal government mobile computing planning provides a good example of what will.
The OFS Market is moving at a lightening fast pace with seemingly new entrants and new features added every week. Dropbox’s latest announcements around its business updates are an example of the ongoing feature enhancements that are released so quickly that I can barely keep up!
Hackers are rattling an assortment of web application windows and doors to find a way in.
ONS is a high-stakes SDN technology market development conference attended by both executives and architects from a range of large and small technology suppliers, service providers, and investors, with a sprinkling of enterprises and media/analysts from across the globe.
Mobile computing presents an opportunity to get things right if CISOs approach it with the right strategy.
It’s challenging to absorb everything Microsoft at the cadence they would like IT pros to keep pace with, but here are four areas to pay close attention to: Cloud OS, Azure, storage, and Configuration Manager. Microsoft Management Summit was an excellent event for those who attended, now Microsoft needs to crank up the volume for the world to hear. Too many IT pros keep saying “I didn’t know Microsoft did that!?!?!”
In-building mobile coverage is often a problem for both mobile operators’ customers and enterprise employees....
The use of corporate file sharing services is growing, but what’s behind this growth? The BYOD trend has been a key driver for the online file sharing market. The preponderance of smartphones and tablets in the workplace has driven many companies to sign up for and deploy a corporate account with an online file sharing (OFS) service.
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 540 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2012 IT spending as well as their 2013 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.
If we all fundamentally believe that data is the reason for IT—and what pearls of wisdom we can glean from it (along with what riches, both literally and metaphorically we can take from it), then where we differ is how we act in our "worship" of said data. And in that respect, we can differ wildly. (Sound familiar?)
Interest in corporate online file sharing (OFS) solutions is growing, due in large part to the consumerization of IT. ESG research shows a strong correlation between the number of smart phone and tablet users in an organization and the organization’s interest in corporate online file sharing and collaboration solutions. This brief charts the path that leads from a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy to OFS, and looks down the road to see what the next two years will bring for vendors and service providers of OFS and related technologies.
In this podcast, I talk about what unique features to look for when choosing an enterprise social network platform.
Enterprises collect terabytes of data on a monthly basis. What makes security data “big data?“ One place to start is simply security data volume.
Personal compute devices continue to proliferate in the enterprise. IT organizations are faced with a deluge of smartphones, tablet computers, and employee-owned PCs. These devices represent either huge productivity gains or potential threats to corporate network performance and security. Only by having visibility into the network environment to determine who is running which applications can IT regain control of these new devices, and the use of bandwidth resources to ensure a successful “bring your own device (BYOD)” implementation.
Growth of Advanced Malware Detection/Prevention (AMD/P) technology will impact standard antivirus software.
When most of the workforce was local to a single location, sharing content was as easy as setting up UNIX, Linux, or Windows file servers or a NAS system dedicated to the users who were sharing the same office space. Now the workforce is becoming increasingly distributed, with global virtual teams and mobile workers who need to collaborate in real time using a variety of endpoint devices. Traditional file sharing options, tied to a single location for performance and access patterns, are no longer adequate to serve the collaboration needs of today’s modern enterprise. Even as the workforce has grown more dispersed and endpoint device usage more diverse, IT has been centralizing the organization’s content for ease of management and backup, and to reduce overall staffing requirements. On top of these challenging dynamics, file content has also grown richer every year. The combination of more and richer data has created the need for an extremely scalable file storage pool that can host more (and larger) files than is possible with traditional NAS. This means exploring opportunities to leverage new approaches, like the cloud, where a single namespace can host billions of files. Therefore, the challenge for IT is to find a way to balance these next-generation requirements for access and support across mobile and other devices for anywhere, anytime access to scalable pools of cloud storage with conventional data security and control practices. Maginatics is tackling this challenge with a scalable, secure NAS-like offering that gives IT the control and security it is looking for while leveraging the cloud and empowering the mobile workforce.
Security is the primary concern for organizations contemplating online file sharing and collaboration, and their concerns are proving to be well-founded. According to ESG research, organizations that have already adopted online file sharing say that security challenges continue to plague their deployments. The research also reveals the security controls that are important (and not so important) to organizations evaluating online file sharing providers, and highlights the biggest worries IT professionals have about online file sharing.
Licensing, partnering, customer loyalty....can VMware maintain momentum and advance its customer base?