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Enterprise file sync-and-share market evolves as adoption expands
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of February 2018, Vol. 16, No. 12
The enterprise file sync-and-share market is growing as adoption of those tools expands to incorporate broader content management and collaboration functionality. Gartner predicted that 80% of large and midsize organizations will deploy content collaboration platforms as part of their content productivity strategy by 2020. And, according to Forrester, 56% of security decision-makers surveyed said their firms have implemented a secure file-sharing tool on premises or in the cloud, with another 19% intending to do so in the coming year. As more organizations turn to the enterprise file sync-and-share market, vendors offering the technology have expanded their products beyond their original file-sharing function. Most enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) offerings unify communications, collaboration and content management tasks for individuals and workgroups in some manner. To reflect these developments, Gartner changed the name of its "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing" to "Magic Quadrant for Content ...
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