What's Driving the Growth of Online File Sharing Services?

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.

To investigate the relationship between BYOD and OFS, ESG surveyed nearly 500 IT professionals at organizations of all sizes. The survey found that 41% of organizations that are experiencing significant growth in smartpohne and tablet usage already have a corporate OFS account in place, and another 27% expect to set up a corporate OFS account in the next year. On the other end of the spectrum, more than half (52%) of organizations that are experiencing little or no growth in alternative endpoint devices have no interest in a corporate OFS account.

In our latest research brief, BYOD Drives Online File Sharing, we chart the two roads that have led from BYOD to OFS, and look ahead to see what the next couple of years will bring for vendors and solution providers of OFS and related file sharing and collaboration platforms.

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