April 29, 2015

Syncplicity Is a Big Deal at Texas A&M University System - and at EMC World!

200,000 users, 11 universities, and 7 state agencies. 

Attending EMC World next week in Las Vegas? If so, be sure to join us for “Deploying a Secure, Modern Collaboration Service for 200K Users at The Texas A&M University System” — a customer panel discussion on Monday, May 4, at noon.

One of the largest university systems in the United States and the largest in the state, the Texas A&M University system serves over 200,000 users. So join us at EMC World for a customer panel featuring an all-star executive team from the Texas A&M System, and hear about how they’re rolling out Syncplicity’s enterprise file syncing and sharing (EFSS) solution across their 11 universities and 7 state agencies.

“We had a growing need to standardize and centralize secure file syncing and sharing across the Texas A&M University system.”   — Danny Miller, System Chief Information Security Officer at Texas A&M University System

Come meet:

Danny Miller — System Chief Information Security Officer of Texas A&M’s Office of the Chief Information Officer
Nicholas McLarty — Information Security Officer & Information Technology Security Manager of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Dan Basile — Interim Executive Director of the Office of Information Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Get their unique perspective on why they selected Syncplicity and how they’re rolling it out to 200,000 users across the Texas A&M System. And while you’re there, take advantage of the Q&A session to get answers to your most pressing questions.

Why the Texas A&M System turned to Syncplicity

The faculty, students, and staff who comprise Texas A&M System universities and agencies are dedicated to providing services, performing research, and offering educational programs that enhance the lives of the state’s citizens and improve its communities. In order to achieve their research, education, and service goals, they needed to share sensitive data, such as student records, curricula, and research content.

The IT team is a vital resource in helping Texas A&M University System achieve its mission of improving the synergy and enhancing short-term and long-term decision making between its constituent organizations. EFSS was an important initiative for them, but they needed visibility into what data was being shared, and where it was going.

Texas A&M System’s IT team also required enhanced control over content. And it needed to prevent the future use of consumer-grade, shadow IT file sharing tools, which wouldn’t be able to meet the University’s security requirements or offer much in the way of audits, reporting, single sign on, centralized security controls, or granular controls around users, devices, folders, or files.

“The more we learned about Syncplicity and its security capabilities, the surer we were that it was the right solution for Texas A&M University Systems,” says Danny Miller, Texas A&M System’s Chief Information Security Officer. “With Syncplicity, we found a powerful, world-class solution that lets users safely share sensitive data with colleagues inside the Texas A&M System, and with partners outside of it. Meanwhile, IT retains complete control of the information, and has visibility into who’s accessing it even after it’s shared with users outside of our infrastructure.”

Join us and learn more:

Our EMC World customer panel, Deploying a Secure, Modern Collaboration Service for 200K Users at Texas A&M University System, will give you insight into the selection process and explain why Syncplicity’s security features and hybrid-cloud capabilities drove their decision.

The EMC World session:

Customer Panel: Deploying a Secure, Modern Collaboration Service for 200K Users at Texas A&M University System—Monday, May 4 at noon. 

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