From Jeannie in “I Love Jeannie” to the good witches in “Charmed” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” most of us have yearned for magical powers to remove obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and do our holiday shopping.
Luckily mobile technology has advanced so much that it is indistinguishable from magic today. Each of us really can sprinkle a little bit of magic dust right from our mobile devices to take our lives from ordinary to the extraordinary.
From accessing email, to surfing the web, to tracking tasks, and managing our health, mobile has come a long way. We here at Syncplicity believe that mobile is truly magical today and we are working on harnessing all of its power to take our work from ordinary to the extraordinary.
Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Syncplicity Panorama, a powerful new way to provide mobile access to content in multiple enterprise content sources, such as home directories, file shares, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Most large organizations have made massive investments in file shares and SharePoint servers, and enterprise users are demanding seamless, easy, and secure access to them.
Syncplicity Panorama allows enterprises to have their cake and eat it too — it is a bridge to the future. It delivers seamless mobile access to enterprise content across home directories, file shares, and SharePoint without requiring any data migration or change in authentication or permission configurations. Unlike other solutions, Syncplicity understands that organizations can’t simply migrate petabytes of content overnight.
From an end-user perspective, Syncplicity Panorama allows users to simply use the beautiful, efficient, and powerful Syncplicity mobile app to access content across different content sources and securely edit content from the mobile app itself.
The solution offers a number of key benefits that users love and IT embraces.
For end users:
• Mobile, VPN-less access to files in home directories, file shares, and SharePoint
• A built-in editor to edit MS Office files and annotate PDFs
• Ability to upload new content
• Native features such as SharePoint check-in/check-out capabilities
• Offline file access
• Access files without needing to constantly re-enter credentials
• No migration of files, permissions, or authentication required
• 3-tier architecture, which conforms to standards mandated by most CISOs
• Mobile administration and policies such as remote wipe, passcode enforcement, and “open-in” restrictions
Because no two organizations are alike, and no two business requirements are the same, EMC Syncplicity offers Syncplicity Panorama in two different packages to meet your organization’s evolving needs.
• Syncplicity Panorama for Network Shares (stand alone) delivers secure mobile VPN-less access to any CIFS/SMB storage without requiring a Syncplicity Enterprise Edition account. Users get mobile access to any CIFS/SMB file share they have been given access to by IT using Syncplicity’s industry-leading mobile experience. This includes file storage on non-EMC storage solutions.
• Syncplicity Panorama with Syncplicity Enterprise Edition adds mobile, VPN-less access to CIFS/SMB storage, and SharePoint 2010/2013 to Syncplicity Enterprise Edition, our industry-leading enterprise file sync and share solution.
But organizations don’t need to choose between these two options—we have made it simple to deploy Syncplicity Panorama for Network Shares and upgrade to Syncplicity Enterprise Edition later, with no impact on users or IT.
Pricing and Availability
Syncplicity Panorama for Network Shares is available immediately and is FREE to all EMC Customers through their EMC sales team.
Syncplicity Panorama is also available immediately and is automatically bundled with all Syncplicity Enterprise Edition accounts. It is not available to customers with Free, Personal, Business, and Department editions.
Users can currently access files via Syncplicity Panorama using Syncplicity’s iPad app, which is available free of charge from the Apple App Store. Support for Syncplicity iPhone, Android, and Windows 8/Windows Phone platforms will be available soon.
To learn more about Syncplicity Panorama for Network Shares and Syncplicity Panorama with Syncplicity Enterprise Edition, check out the latest Syncplicity videos.
The proliferation of online file sharing solutions has made it easy for users to store, access and share content across devices. However, it has also led to data security and compliance risks with employees creating their own accounts on consumer file sharing solutions to enhance productivity.
Today, many forward thinking organizations are deploying enterprise-class Online File Sharing solutions to mitigate the risks caused by employees storing corporate content in consumer solutions. But not all enterprise solutions are alike.
ESG Lab recently performed hands-on testing of Syncplicity Enterprise Edition with the goal of validating features that make it a secure, flexible, and easy to manage OFS solution for enterprises. ESG Lab looked at both Syncplicity from the perspective of the IT administrator who deploys and manages the solution, as well as from the perspective of the end-user who securely shares and collaborates across devices.
It should be no surprise that ESG Lab found Syncplicity to be “secure, efficient, and easy for IT and users to deploy, operate, and use.” In fact, ESB Lab easily deployed the enterprise OSF solution, provisioned users and storage, and viewed dashboards and reports to manage the entire deployment. But the solution wasn’t just pleasing to IT. ESG Lab “validated that the Syncplicity solution was easy to use with a clean, uncluttered interface and completely transparent sharing.” They found Syncplicity to be easily accessible across devices increasing the pace of file sharing and collaboration.
To learn first-hand why ESG Lab concluded that EMC Syncplicity delivers “high performance, secure, easy-to-use, and –manage enterprise online file sharing with flexible deployment options", download the report here.
We're excited to have won CRN’s 2014 Enterprise App Award in the productivity category.
The “Appys” recognize outstanding achievement by developers of enterprise mobile apps, with apps evaluated by CRN’s editors on functionality, suitability to task, ease of use, innovation and potential value to solution providers, their customers and the market in general.
CRN evaluated a number of mobile applications for productivity and recognized Syncplicity as a winner for delivering a powerful enterprise-class file sync and share solution with a completely redesigned iPhone app.
EMC Syncplicity’s iPhone app launched this summer provides enterprise users with a completely re-built mobile application that incorporates a very intuitive, consumer-grade user interface that innovates in three key areas: beauty, efficiency, and power.
With 86% of today’s business leaders believing UX is just as important for enterprise apps as it is for consumer apps, Syncplicity has set the bar on UX for file sharing apps across the enterprise mobile work/collaboration space. For a quick demo of the product’s key features click here.
This week, Syncplicity will be competing against other Appy winners for the Best of Show award at CRNs Tech Tank 2014 by showcasing our key product innovations.