Employees throughout the industrial enterprise want to remotely access all types of corporate data. This BYOD trend is here to stay, and IT departments need to provide convenient yet secure methods to access data through smartphones and tablets.
"The use of enterprise file sync-and-share applications has seen tremendous growth in the past year," notes Jeetu Patel, general manager for EMC Syncplicity. Syncplicity is a software platform for secure data and file sharing from the enterprise to mobile and other devices. "A December 2013 ESG report noted that 42% of organizations have IT-sanctioned and company-funded data- and file-sharing applications, a sizable increase from 28% just one year earlier. Clearly, the promise of these platforms—secure and easy viewing, sharing and editing of enterprise content—grabs the attention of forward-looking organizations seeking to enhance workforce productivity."