Syncplicity is being deployed in enterprises at massive scale. When we were first acquired Syncplicity, the user base and average size per account was increasing nicely. With the addition of on premise storage and many new enterprise features throughout 2013, we've seen a major leap in average deployment size. But it’s not just the sheer size of deployments that amazes me—it’s that file syncing and sharing is fundamentally changing the way large teams and organizations work.
Here are some ways...
Access files anytime, on any device.
We depend on more devices than ever, and we need access to files on the go. Sync and share solutions make it easy…but not all of them are easy to use. Syncplicity provides access to files without having to drag-and-drop them to a special folder or upload them to a service. It provides access to the most recent file versions on all devices, with no extra steps.
The most common collaboration system in use today is something wasn’t built for collaboration at all—email. It’s not secure, there’s no version control, and it’s difficult to keep track of documents. The truth is that collaboration is a continuous people-driven process, not a technology. With Syncplicity, sharing files is as easy as posting a picture on Facebook but provides the enterprise-grade security, version tracking, and file backup that people need.
Distribute files to a highly remote workforce.
For departments and project teams, the ability to distribute and update files is essential. For example, EMC uses Syncplicity to distribute presentations, sales training, partner enablement materials, and video assets. Our customers use it to share everything from product information in life sciences to standard operating procedures in manufacturing. Traditional portals aren’t good at file distribution; while it’s easy to post new versions of documents, users rarely keep current by downloading them, especially if they work from multiple computers and devices. Syncplicity streamlines this process and ensures that everyone’s files are up to date.
Send large files securely.
Files are getting larger—video, CAD, and even simple PowerPoints (our keynotes at EMC World were almost 100MB!). Email isn’t meant for sending large files, and FTP sites are complicated. Syncplicity recently added Secure Shared Links so you can send a file of any size from any shared folder with a simple click. You can also track who has downloaded the file and set permissions to ensure that it isn’t forwarded to competitors or other unauthorized users, which is critical for sales contracts, proposals, and other sensitive business information.
Protect your desktop documents and never miss a beat.
Most of us have desktop backup solutions in place but if your computer dies, how fast can you get back to full productivity? Syncplicity keeps files synched in real time, so when one computer goes down you can access your documents on a mobile device or instantly download them to a loaner machine.
The vast majority of business collaboration is free-flowing in nature and we need solutions that facilitate teamwork and enhance productivity. Enterprise-grade sync and share solutions, like Syncplicity, have evolved well beyond consumer-oriented features for sharing files, photos, and songs. They have become the new way we access, share, and collaborate across boundaries and have fundamentally changed the way we work.