Getting to Yes Faster – The Mobile Sales Team

Accelerating sales cycles, and getting to “yes” faster, is the goal of all organizations and recent survey results indicate that mobilizing the sales team can deliver significant productivity improvements. According to a recent study by Constellation Research, mobilizing a sales team:

Law Firms Weighed Down by Exponential Data Growth

IDC estimates that there will be 40 Zettabytes of data on the planet by 2020. That translates to approximately 5,247 GB of data for every person on earth, including you. Therefore, it probably comes as no surprise that the analyst firm in turn predicts that enterprise data stores will grow an average of 60 percent annually. How can IT keep up, to ensure all data is shared and stored securely?

Public Cloud Data Handoff – Know the Security Risks

I call it the “public cloud handoff.” You select a public cloud service provider to support a piece of your business and then hand over responsibility for your critical business information, putting the onus on the vendor to care for your enterprise data as if it were their own. However, operating with an “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy can cause serious risk to your data security.     

Telemedicine, mHealth – Real Life Stories to Warm Your Heart

Every now and then something crosses your desk that makes you stop for a timeout.  As someone who has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, it’s safe to say that I love technology. However the stories that were shared with me today from our customer Seattle Children’s Hospital on their use of Accellion secure mobile file sharing are truly inspiring. Enabling the delivery of critical medical treatment to babies – this is technology delivering true value.

Cloud Sprawl: Operational and Security Risks of Public Cloud Subscriptions

A new study by Avanade, an Accenture and Microsoft joint IT consultancy firm, found that 61 percent of companies worldwide believe cloud sprawl is causing inefficiencies in their business.

We are the 99%: Overwhelming Interest in Private Cloud File Sharing

Despite claims by public cloud file sharing solutions that everyone wants to migrate to public cloud storage, new research by the Enterprise Strategy Group shows organizations are overwhelmingly interested in on-premise private cloud file sharing and hybrid cloud file sharing solutions.

Is Data Leaking Out of Your Mobile Device?

Marble Mobile Security published its study on the top ten riskiest mobile apps, and consumer-grade productivity apps were nearing the top of the list. This is because they “can pose data leak risks to enterprises, as they connect to shared document services, or upload and download documents.”

Box IPO is a Lesson in Business Sustainability

The Box IPO has been expected for months, and its announcement yesterday brought back memories from IPOs of the past. Business Insider said it best, with editor Jay Yarow highlighting that “we're getting an old-school IPO.”

Forrester Research: Collaboration Today Requires Secure Mobile File Sharing

A new study by Forrester Research paints a striking portrait of file sharing in today’s mobile-first enterprise. The report, Market Trends: Secure File Sharing And Collaboration In The Enterprise, Q1 2014, finds that information workers in North America and Europe are regularly collaborating—and hence sharing files—not only with their colleagues (other employees) but also with external users such as partners and customers. According to the study:

IT Security is only as Strong as the Weakest Link

A security system is only as strong as its weakest link. That’s one of the lessons enterprise IT teams can learn from the recent spate of security breaches.

If partners can connect to an enterprise’s internal network, or enterprise employees regularly exchange files with partners, then the weakest link might be on a partner’s network.


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