Online file sharing and collaboration (OFS) is taking hold at the
corporate level. According to the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a
leading IT research, analysis, and strategy firm, 28% of organizations
have already established corporate accounts for online storage and file
sharing services. That number is expected to grow to 50% over the next
year, according to ESG's survey of nearly 500 IT professionals at small,
medium, and large organizations.
The complete results of ESG's comprehensive survey are captured in the
new ESG Research Report, Corporate Online File Sharing and
Collaboration Market Trends.
OFS solutions are Internet-based services that enable users to store,
access, share, and collaborate on documents and other files in the
cloud. These services have become popular in recent years as people look
for ways to access their documents from multiple devices, including
traditional PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones.
"By now, many, if not most, knowledge workers have been exposed to some
form of consumer online file storage service such as Dropbox or Box,"
says Terri McClure, ESG Senior Analyst and co-author of the report.
"However, the fact that these services have been rapidly adopted by
consumers on a personal basis, often via their smartphone's app store,
has led to a situation in which companies are increasingly looking to
standardize their employees' use of these services through company-owned
and -managed accounts. Our research validates that IT and business
professionals are serious about making OFS services a company-wide
resource for their employees."
Among the report's other key findings:
The ESG report is the most comprehensive of its kind specifically
covering the rapidly growing market for business-oriented online file
sharing and collaboration services. It provides valuable insights to any
organization currently considering an OFS solution, and it assists
vendors of OFS solutions, traditional file servers, NAS storage, and
content management systems.
The report includes:
An abstract of the report is available online at http://www.esg-global.com/research-reports/corporate-online-file-sharing-and-collaboration-market-trends/.
About Enterprise Strategy Group
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated IT research, analysis,
and strategy firm that is world-renowned for providing actionable
insight and intelligence to the global IT community. Recognized for its
unique blend of capabilities-including market research, hands-on
technical product validation, and expert consulting methodologies such
as the ESG Strategy Lifecycle-ESG is relied upon by IT professionals,
technology vendors, investors, and the media to clarify the complex.
For more information visit: www.esg-global.com.
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