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Posted by Accellion Team
Both Box and Dropbox began as consumer services for file sync and sharing, and are now focused on moving into the business of selling their services to enterprise organizations. With their nearly identical names, it is not surprising that many customers confuse the two companies. To clear up that...
Posted by Accellion Team
One of the biggest complaints we hear around digital rights management (DRM) is how complex it makes even the most basic of actions. While its intentions are pure – securing confidential data – it’s often considered too unwieldy to use in day-to-day activities. Enterprise...
Posted by Hormazd Romer
Security questions stemming from Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations are continuing to concern IT leaders, who are now looking at just how much control they have over data housed in public cloud solutions. This is causing them to look more seriously at private cloud solutions for mobile file...
Posted by Accellion Team
When traveling for work – whether to a sales meeting two hours away or a product development meeting across the country – your employees aren’t just thinking about work, they are actually being productive. At least that’s what every organization hopes is happening. A survey...
Posted by Accellion Team
When enterprises go mobile, email usage increases. That’s just one finding in a new survey by Solar Winds about email usage and management in mid-size and large enterprises in the U.S. and Canada. Mobile workers are not just accessing more of their email remotely (though they’re doing...
Posted by Accellion Team
Considering the risks that BYOD mobile activity can pose to enterprises, CIOs have a right to be dismayed by two recent surveys showing just how little some employees care about protecting data on mobile devices. A recent survey by Centrify found that: 43% have accessed sensitive corporate data on...
Posted by Accellion Team
New data breaches make headlines every week, and most IT departments are concerned, if not outright alarmed, about the security risks of BYOD. They cite data loss, illicit data access, and malware as top security concerns for their network and mobile users. So how are enterprises doing when it...
Posted by Hormazd Romer
Many public-cloud storage providers promise high levels of security for their clients’ data. However even those storage providers that claim that clients’ data is always encrypted may be susceptible to a design flaw that enables service provider employees to gain illicit access to that...
Posted by Accellion Team
If I had a dollar for every CIO who has told me a Dropbox or Box security horror story, I’d be well on my way to retirement. Consumer-based file sharing solutions continue to plague organizations, popping up throughout departments without IT’s sign off. Even those high up on the...
Posted by Yorgen Edholm
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 . This so-called ‘Snowden Effect’ has started to shift perceptions of IT professionals around the...
Posted by Hormazd Romer
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. The result of that questioning? Enterprises strongly...
Posted by Accellion Team
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...
Posted by Hormazd Romer
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...
Posted by Accellion 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:...
Posted by Accellion Team
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...
Posted by Hormazd Romer
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...
Posted by Accellion Team
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...
Posted by Accellion Team
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. What is cloud sprawl? It’s the unmanaged adoption of cloud services by employees. When each user is...
Posted by Hormazd Romer
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. ESG...
Posted by Accellion Team
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...

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