In a live Twitter interview, Jeetu Patel (@jpatel41), general manager of Syncplicity, joined Jeff Schultz (@syncplicity), head of marketing, to discuss the future of file sharing and the changing nature of enterprise software. If you missed the exchange, we captured the highlights for you below.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is transforming IT because IT can expand usage as users adopt, and shorten the time from purchase to value. They don't have to worry about systems management, scaling hardware as users adopt, etc. and it means vendors can’t rest on their laurels! We need to keep innovating quickly.
The main challenge for IT is to select services that their users will love and protect corporate data, even in the cloud. SaaS application for business must be built from the ground up with enterprise-grade security, controls, and admin tools. Our customers want the option to have storage on premise and they love the benefits that come from both Isilon and Atmos. It gives them the best of all worlds - frictionless user experience and enterprise-grade compliance.
At the basic level, users want a Dropbox for the Enterprise. IT is looking for ways to support user choice, both for these apps as well as devices, #BYOD.
Despite all the noise in the market, we are at the beginning of a major shift with how users work and collaborate and how IT supports them. We're delivering compelling new user and IT features on a monthly release cadence and going to market integrated with technologies & infrastructure that enterprises require, & ability to provide support on a global scale. Recent releases include Windows 8 Phone App and Microsoft Surface App, new audit and usage reports, and our on-premise option with Enterprise Edition.
Stay tuned for our next Twitter interview!
We know why you have a policy against online file sharing apps. Your job is to maintain control of company information and most file sharing apps make that impossible.
Psst. You’ve already lost control. The latest new app is spreading through your enterprise like wildfire, jumping firewalls onto rogue devices and burning up the public cloud. The only way to put out the fire is to offer better, easier file sharing.
New! Syncplicity Enterprise Edition
Syncplicity has the perfect solution: Syncplicity Enterprise Edition, a file sync and sharing solution that is incredibly easy to use with unmatched enterprise control over security, policies, and storage. We’ve taken the best of our Personal and Business Editions and added unmatched flexibility and control from EMC, the global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS).
No Touch Storage Option
Syncplicity Enterprise Edition offers a true on-premise storage option with a cloud-based user experience. Most cloud-based services cache or pass data through the cloud, taking data out of your control. Syncplicity moves files directly from storage to devices and back. Your data never enters our cloud. We offer an end-to-end solution with leading on-premise storage options:
EMC Isilon is the industry’s easiest to manage, top performing, and massively scalable NAS solution that provides a highly scalable, modular storage architecture.
EMC Atmos is the leading highly scalable, object-based cloud storage designed to support large multi-site, multi-tenant, active-active environments to store, archive and access unstructured content at scale.
Syncplicity supports single sign-on (SSO) with Active Directory or any SAML-based authentication service, and 2-factor authentication. IT can require a level of authentication based on location or IP address. For example, a user may use sign-on via Active Directory by default, but be required to use two-factor authentication when traveling to a country with a higher IP privacy risk.
Mobile Access to Sensitive Content
Syncplicity Enterprise Edition includes Connector for EMC Documentum. Now, sensitive content can be securely distributed to large groups, across all mobile devices, inside and outside the firewall. Organizations with regulated content can deploy secure file sync and sharing from Syncplicity as part of a critical business process.
We want to help you take back control of where sensitive data is stored and how it’s shared. Add Syncplicity Enterprise Edition to your corporate desktop and watch as users discover how easy it is to share any file with anyone or any device without leaving IT in the dark.
New to Syncplicity? Start your Enterprise Edition Free Trial!
Already using Syncplicity Business Edition? Learn how Enterprise Edition can improve your experience. Contact 1-888-997-9627.
Find out what makes a file sharing solution work for both business users and IT departments with an expert in the field. Join me for a live Twitter interview with Jeetu Patel (@jpatel41) on the future of file sharing and the changing nature of enterprise software.
I’ll start the conversation and look for your comments and questions at hashtag: #filesharing.
Date: Tuesday, March 12 Time: 9:30am PT, 12:30pm ET
Jeetu is general manager Syncplicity and a thought leader in SaaS for the enterprise. As chief strategy officer of EMC's Information Intelligence Group (IIG), he was responsible for cross-category product vision, growth strategy, the innovation agenda, cloud computing and big data initiatives. He is a 17-year information management veteran who specializes in enterprise social collaboration and content management.
Jeff Schultz (@syncplicity), head of marketing, Syncplicity Jeff Schultz leads branding, communications, product marketing and demand generation at Syncplicity. He brings 24 years of experience in marketing, selling, supporting, and developing innovative software solutions for businesses.
We love the speed and fluidity of the Windows 8 New UI and have taken full advantage of it with the new Syncplicity app for Windows 8 devices. Now, you can add Microsoft Surface and all other Windows 8 devices to your supported device list for enterprise file sync and sharing with confidence.
A New Home Page on Microsoft Surface
Get acquainted with the Syncplicity mobile app for Windows 8 from our new, optimized home page. We make it easier than ever to share a file, access updated files, check storage, and find favorites from your Syncplicity home page. Use the Share charm to instantly share a file using Syncplicity. Like our app for Windows Phone 8, we’ve added optional pin code access for extra security on your device.
Built for the Enterprise
Yes, our apps are easy and fun to use. But, make no mistake, they are enterprise grade through and through. Syncplicity mobile apps support single sign-on (SSO) authentication, mobile security policies, and Syncplicity IT controls, including remote wipe. IT administrators have complete visibility into what’s shared and what resides on the device. Plus it’s platform agnostic—and runs equally well on x86 or ARM-based devices.
Check out the video for a demonstration of the new Synplicity App for Windows 8!
Download the new Syncplicity App for Windows 8 today and let us know what you think!
The Syncplicity Team
The average business professional manages content across 4 or more devices: a work computer, home computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet… it’s getting complicated! That’s why Syncplicity Business Edition supports file sync and sharing for unlimited users and unlimited devices.
We’ve extended our “no limits” policy on devices to our Personal Edition. We want you to have access to what you need, where you need it without thinking about where you put it.
Now’s the time to add additional devices, then download all the new apps you need! Be sure to download them here:
We’ve tailored the new Syncplicity mobile app to make you and your Windows Phone 8 more productive and more secure. Get the new Syncplicity Mobile App for Windows Phone 8 to work and
collaborate on any of your files anytime, anywhere.
Easy to Use File Sync and Sharing
It’s here! Syncplicity is now available as a native Windows Phone 8 app, optimized for fast and secure access to your business content.
Full Compliance and Smart Controls
Give employees a choice when it comes to secure mobile access. Add Windows Phone 8 to your approved device list without sacrificing security or compliance. Syncplicity mobile app for Windows Phone 8 brings all the policies and rules set by IT in Syncplicity to the files and folders on your phone.
Check out the video for a hands-on demonstration of the new Synplicity App on the Windows Phone 8!
Simplify secure file sync and sharing for your business by downloading the Syncplicity Mobile App for Windows Phone 8 today and let us know what you think!
Come back and visit us here soon to check out our brand new app for the Microsoft Surface Tablet!
The Syncplicity Team