July 31, 2014   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

Meet Our New iPhone App (and prepare to fall hard)

We’ll tell you right now. The second you open Syncplicity by Axway’s new iPhone app, it’s going to be love at first swipe.

Our secure, enterprise file sync and share solution has always featured a consumer-grade UX users love. That’s why Gartner referred to our “modern UI” and “enhanced user experience” in naming us 2014 Magic Quadrant leaders. But our new iPhone app sets the UX bar even higher. Way, way higher.

In building this app, we set out to innovate in three key areas: beauty, efficiency, and power. 

Beauty: The app is visually stunning and personalized from the very first time you use it.

Efficiency: We have designed innovative ways to navigate vast amounts of information and access features with the simple swipe of the thumb.

Power: We have packed an enormous amount of functionality into a very small device without making it complicated. 

Through radical design innovation, we’ve created a fresh, elegant interface that’s as attractive and easy to use as it is powerful. New globally recognized avatars help orient the user throughout the app, and a three-panel main screen view brings unprecedented function and form to the iPhone’s limited real estate.

  • With “predictive insights,” our new app knows what you want to do even before you do, making it super simple to share files, see who’s viewed them, and send reminders.
  • An activity feed tells you when collaborators update files or folders.
  • You can create and share audio and video files.
  • You can annotate PDF documents and edit MS Office files from inside the app.
  • With a single swipe copy a file to mulitple folders.

Bet you already want to meet our new app. No problem. We’ve set it all up. 

Watch our 36-second Love at First Swipe video. 

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July 25, 2014   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

We’re bound for the future. You coming along?

The next big boost in business productivity is near at hand, and it won’t come from people working harder or longer. “Knowledge workers” will become more productive, as our tools gain greater ability to serve up information without our having to ask for it.

So predicts Gigaom’s Stowe Boyd—the self-described web anthropologist, futurist, and analyst who coined the term “hashtag.”

In his report Context is king: accelerating productivity through context, Boyd says today’s knowledge workers spend 38% of their time searching for information. As our tools gain the ability to do this searching for us, we’ll gain more time for thinking, creating, and experimenting—in other words, more time being productive.

Context is the key to productivity

Advancements in productivity will be based on our technology’s ability to recognize and leverage “context,” says Boyd.

Say, for example, you’re using your smartphone sync-and-share app to share Document X with a colleague. A context-sensitive tool will be able to recognize this scenario and automatically suggest you send related Documents Y and Z.

We’re already leveraging context

As Boyd’s report points out, Syncplicity by Axway is already doing this. We use “predictive analytics” to recognize context, and gather and present relevant information to the user.

In the context of a meeting, for example, Syncplicity by Axway Meeting Insight™ will automatically prompt the organizer with quick and easy ways to share relevant documents with attendees, eliminating the need to search for them or spend time typing email addresses.

Get ready. Get Syncplicity by Axway.

To position their organizations for the next big boost in productivity, Boyd argues that IT leaders should integrate secure, high-performance file sync-and-share technologies that straddle desktop and mobile platforms. “Work is increasingly reliant on this…computing architecture,” he writes, “it forms the basis of…the network of people and information that we rely on to get work done.”

To read more about the future of productivity, download the report now: Context is king: accelerating productivity through context

July 10, 2014   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

What’s Our Magic? A Fantastic User Experience.

It’s official—in its analysis of 19 different Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) solutions, Gartner positioned Syncplicity by Axway as a leader in its esteemed Magic Quadrant! How’d we get there? We think it was with a little magic…and a vision—our vision for reinventing file sharing and mobile collaboration for the enterprise.

As we see it, users are going to adopt your software only if it has a great UX. Without it, they’ll ditch your EFSS and fall back on consumer-grade file sharing software, which lacks important security features.

In addition to Syncplicity by Axway’s enterprise-grade security capabilities we’ve also created a consumer-grade UX that users love.

“Completeness of vision” is one of the two criteria Gartner uses to graphically assess market competitors. For our completeness of vision, we were placed furthest on the axis. We were also second furthest for “ability to execute.”

An enterprise-grade solution that gives IT the control they need, and a UX that users love. Now that’s magic.

To read first-hand what they have to say about Syncplicity by Axway, download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EFSS click here.

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July 2, 2014   |   by Syncplicity by Axway Team

Sync, share, and declare your independence!

It’s here. That first warm-season milestone that sneaks up on you every year, reminding you that spring has ended and summer is in full swing. Yes, it’s time to take a day off and celebrate American independence.

Enjoy the parade, the family gathering or barbecue with friends, the fireworks, or just a quiet day off. And when you return to work, keep that spirit of independence alive! ! Even if you don’t live in the US, you can do it with Syncplicity by Axway.

Syncplicity by Axway lets you can declare independence from consumer-grade solutions, like Dropbox. It lets everyone in your organization sync and share files to their hearts’ content without exposing company data to security threats.

Also, you can help them break free from FTP and escape the tyranny of email file-size limits! Syncplicity by Axway users can send large files and create shared folders, with no file-size limits and no need for IT support.

Enable them to stand up (from their desks) and venture out into the wild, free from the constraints of their desktops and laptops. With Syncplicity by Axway, mobile workforces roam freely—sharing, syncing, and even working on Office documents straight from their devices.

And this liberty isn’t limited by hardware loss, destruction, or theft. With files backed up in real time, Syncplicity by Axway users can always use a mobile device or loaner computer to access their unharmed data.

So, yes, enjoy the hot dogs, the parading fire trucks, the peaceful rest, or whatever you like on the Fourth. And if you return to a workplace that isn’t yet living the joys of sync-and-share independence, give us a call.

We’re here to set you free!

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