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Mobile device use is growing, and companies need to take steps to support access to corporate data on-premises and in the cloud. My IT guy sent out a corporate-wide email reminding employees to copy files to their Dropbox folder. In addition to Dropbox serving as a collaboration tool and enabling accessibility to files from any endpoint device, our IT group sees Dropbox as a form of endpoint file protection. We’re not alone. In a 2011 Cloud Adoption Trends survey of more than 300 IT professionals, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found collaboration and file sharing ranked third in use or planned use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, behind customer resource management (CRM) and email, and ahead of fifth-ranked backup/recovery. That prompts an interesting question for storage decision makers: Do new cloud-based file syncing tools qualify as backup? Let’s investigate the possible answers. @pb File synchronization vs. file backup As backup SaaS, file synchronization, sharing and collaboration services take hold, the proverbial lines are beginning to... Access >>>
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