Terri McClure

Senior Analyst

  • News
    Sep 10, 2015

    Significant Churn Forecast For EFSS Market - IT-TNA

  • briefs
    Sep 3, 2015

    Commvault: Integrating Enterprise File Sync and Share Capabilities with Data Protection and Backup

    Commvault recently added new enterprise file sync and share capabilities (EFSS) to its Endpoint Data Protection Solution Set. Commvault File Sharing will help end-users securely store, access, and share files from virtually anywhere, at any time, on any device. The EFSS capabilities address not only the burgeoning need for secure file sharing among business end-users so that sensitive data is protected, but also the critical need for organizations to more easily demonstrate compliance with regulatory and government requirements through further securing and protecting those files with an integrated endpoint backup solution. These new capabilities could give Commvault a competitive advantage in the file sharing and collaboration market, where most other offerings lack any means for secure collaboration in combination with an efficient endpoint data protection strategy.

  • News
    Aug 14, 2015

    Enterprise file sync-and-share market heats up - TechTarget

  • briefs
    Jul 9, 2015

    Alfresco: A Next-generation ECM System

    With the volume of corporate content increasing at a staggering rate, organizations are being challenged with not only managing that content, but also ensuring compliance with government and industry regulations. Adding to this challenge is the fact that numerous content repositories (or silos) are also popping up within organizations—but with no centralized means of managing them. So, between organizing and managing content on multiple repositories and securing this uber content over multiple platforms, IT has their work cut out for them.

    The options seem limited. Traditional heavyweight enterprise content management systems (ECMs) are complex to deploy and use, not to mention expensive to maintain. On the other hand, enterprise file sync and share systems (EFSS) are simple to deploy and use, but fairly lightweight when it comes to functionality over and above file sharing and collaboration. Add the security factor, and organizations are facing a conundrum across the board: How can we manage content simply, smartly, and securely, and in compliance with regulations? 

    A provider of modern ECM and business process management (BPM) software, Alfresco is positioning itself as “simple for users, smart for IT, and secure for business.” Over ten years old, the company’s goal is to disrupt traditional ECM with an easy and secure means of content management across multiple deployment models of the same platform—on-premises, cloud, hybrid, and mobile. If that proves to be the case, Alfresco could have a significant advantage over traditional solutions in the content management market. 

  • Blogs
    Jul 7, 2015

    Thoughts on EMC's Syncplicity Spin-Out

    EMC made a surprise announcement today that it is spinning out the Syncplicity division to private equity firm Skyview Capital. EMC will retain a stake in the new company (which will be called Syncplicity), and Skyview exec Jon Huberman will lead the company as the new CEO. Most of the Syncplicity team will move to the new company – though existing leader Jeetu Patel will move on to bigger and better things outside of Syncplicity. The good news is that Jeetu built a strong team and the new company will benefit from his legacy.

  • News
    Jul 7, 2015

    EMC to Sell DropBox Rival Syncplicity - The Wall Street Journal

  • video
    Jun 25, 2015

    Lab Test Drive: Connected Data Transporter

    ESG's Terri McClure and Kerry Dolan discuss Connected Data Transporter, a private cloud file sync and share solution, which recently underwent an ESG Test Drive.

  • News
    Jun 17, 2015

    Dropbox for Business gears up for EMM roll-out - bizEDGE

  • briefs
    Jun 15, 2015

    Varonis: Secure Enterprise Collaboration and File Sharing

    With the burgeoning workplace mobility trend, and the pervasive requirements for file sharing and collaboration, organizations must provide employees with the necessary tools to stay productive and secure anywhere, at any time, and on any device. Since security is top of mind for IT, leaving employees to their own devices is not an option. Companies cannot take the chance of losing control of business-critical and sensitive data by having it compromised, corrupted, deleted, or worse. So while organizations are taking steps to find ways to embrace the ubiquitous “anywhere, anytime, any device,” mantra, cloud-based enterprise file sharing still has enterprises wary.

    Varonis, a provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, appears to be taking on the ever-present security issue in the growing file sharing and collaboration movement. With DatAnywhere, the Varonis alternative to a cloud-based enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution, the vendor says it is transforming the corporate infrastructure into a secure cloud-like file synchronization platform. If this is the case, it could give Varonis a competitive advantage over entirely cloud-based solutions.

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    Jun 11, 2015

    ESG Video Capsule: Age Matters

    In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure discusses findings from ESG' s 2015 IT Spending Intentions research, which reveals that it’s not the age of the buyer that dictates IT decisions, but the age of the company.

  • briefs
    May 26, 2015

    BYOD: Increased Investment Leads to Increased Productivity

    As employees demand the flexibility of working anywhere, at any time, and on any device, IT is often forced to respond with appropriate support and investment. This trend is reflected in recent ESG research that reveals both an emphasis on mobility spending and support for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs in the enterprise. And these efforts are yielding tangible results: Those organizations that have implemented formal BYOD policies are much more likely to see increased productivity among their employees and reduced support calls.

  • Blogs
    May 21, 2015

    The barrier to wider adoption of solid-state storage

    Included with this blog post is fifth in a series of seven videos that talk about the key findings from ESG’s recently published research report, Next-generation Storage Architectures. I collaborated with my colleagues Mark Peters and Scott Sinclair on the research. In this segment, I talk about one of the key, next-generation storage architectures: solid-state storage.

  • briefs
    May 19, 2015

    Microsoft Opens Up to Third-party Cloud Services, Enhancing Workspace Delivery Models for Collaboration

    Microsoft recently opened up its Office software suite to work with third-party vendors. This new attitude has heads nodding in approval, and industry-acknowledged power players Box, Citrix, Dropbox, and Salesforce are already on board. This fresh, expansive approach to doing business could not only be a boon for third-party vendors, but would also allow end-users and IT departments across the board to reap the benefits—one of which is enhancing workspace delivery models. Microsoft’s willingness to have others hop on the bandwagon could give the vendor a big competitive advantage in the nascent enterprise mobility market.

  • Blogs
    May 18, 2015

    Looking at Software-defined Storage from a Hardware Perspective (Video)

    With all the excitement around software-defined storage (SDS) lately, it can be difficult to separate reality form the noise. And from our research, it looks like a good number of organizations are struggling with just that challenge.
  • Blogs
    May 5, 2015

    How Do Users Really Feel about Hyper-converged? (Includes Video)

    Included with this blog post is the second in a series of seven videos that talk about the key findings from ESG’s recently published research report, Next-generation Storage Architectures. My colleagues, Mark Peters, Scott Sinclair, and I all collaborated on the research. In this segment, I talk about one of the key, next-generation storage architectures -- Integrated Compute Platforms (ICP).

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ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure focuses on network attached storage, file systems, unified storage, cloud storage, and enterprise mobility, including enterprise file sync and share 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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