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EFSS: Bold Promises of Simplicity, Hard Realities of Legacy Migration

EFSS: Bold Promises of Simplicity, Hard Realities of Legacy Migration

Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS) vendors are at a crossroads.  They face many serious challenges, but the most fundamental in defining their future will be how they migrate new customers to the cloud.

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The Death of Enterprise File Sync & Sharing: What’s Next?

The Death of Enterprise File Sync & Sharing: What's Next?

By 2018, 70 percent of today's enterprise file sync and sharing destination vendors will cease to exist. That was the startling prediction Gartner analysts Monica Basso, Karen A. Hobert and Jeffrey Mann made in the Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) Magic Quadrant (MQ) they wrote last summer.

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Forrester Names 7 Hybrid File Sharing Leaders

Enterprise file sync and share isn't going anywhere. Once viewed primarily as a consumer tool, the software has gained acceptance in the workplace to the point where Forrester analyst Cheryl McKinnon calls it "firmly entrenched in the enterprise."   Shortly after their report looking at the top cloud file sharing vendors,

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Syncplicity Woos Europe, Talks Life After EMC

The exhibit hall at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona might feel a little chilly these days. Passersby may not notice it, but the three competing Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) vendors positioned right next to each other probably will.

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Gartner Shakes Up File Sync and Share

Gartner Shakes Up File Sync and Share

The Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) marketplace is ripe for disruption, but probably not via a huge technological breakthrough of some sort. EFSS options are maturing quickly and it’s becoming quite commoditized.

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Syncplicity’s Post EMC Ambitions

By now, anyone who cares knows that EMC sold Syncplicity to Skyview Capital. But there's much that hasn't been said. First off, it’s a bit of a farce to suggest that Syncplicity failed to thrive as an Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) provider — it was the leader among Leaders in Gartner’s most recent

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Syncplicity Breaks Free of EMC’s Shackles

Syncplicity Breaks Free of EMC's Shackles

EMC isn’t in the business of buying startups, adding value and then selling them off. But that’s precisely what it seems to have done with Syncplicity, the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) service it bought in May 2012. Skyview Capital, Syncplicity’s new owner, has a very different business model.

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