Consumer-oriented cloud storage solutions have been making their way into the enterprise recently. “How are you guys different from DropBox?” is a question that comes up more and more often as we talk to potential customers on the phone or as we meet with people at trade shows. This type of question really doesn’t bother us–on the contrary, we’re quite happy if people notice that our product is achieving a level of ease-of-use that a product like DropBox offers for the consumer market.
Access is only one of the critical considerations that companies should look at before adopting a cloud storage solution, however. Greater control over users, data, access, storage, and security are decidedly important. Moreover, end-users will demand better file collaboration capabilities to make sure they can work on the same set of files effectively as a team.
“The enterprise can’t simply use a ‘good’ consumer based tool; it needs specific, team oriented solutions that provide the members with an effective way of sharing and collaborating on file based data,” writes George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his latest article, George takes an in-depth look at enterprise and consumer oriented solutions across key areas, including security, control, and collaboration.
As I was reading the article, I couldn’t help thinking about how deeply this story has resonated with what our customers and partners have been saying about Oxygen’s solution all along. This is a must-read for anyone thinking about adopting a cloud storage solution for their company.
View the Storage Switzerland article here:
Making an Informed Decision – Consumer Cloud vs. Enterprise Cloud
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