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The Snowden Effect – NSA PRISM Negatively Impacts Public Cloud Providers

Global IT leaders are increasingly concerned about where and how their data is stored, and the cloud services they’re implementing, according to a new survey from NTT Communications.

More Evidence that Enterprises Prefer Private Cloud File Sharing

Recent security questions that have been raised around Box and Dropbox’s ‘enterprise’ or ‘business’ solutions have made many organizations stop and question how exactly they’re sharing their sensitive data. 

What’s Your Mobile Security Grade?

Be honest. How would you rate your mobile security: poor, adequate or excellent? If you answered “excellent” then consider yourself among the elite. Only five percent of organizations we surveyed (in conjunction with ISMG) rated their security policies as such, compared to 75 percent who believe their processes are either “poor,” or “need improvement.”

Secure Dropbox Alternative – Private Cloud File Sharing

Dropbox threw its hat into the enterprise ring this week when it exited beta, and made its Business solution available to workplaces worldwide. However, despite its claims that the solution is now ready for enterprise use, there are still plenty of red flags being raised about their security protocols and functionality, not least being their public cloud architecture.

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.


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