SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/13 -- Governments and enterprises across the globe are entering a new era of content collaboration as Huddle today unveiled its vision for the future of enterprise technology. Following the launch of Huddle's Enterprise Information Landscape Report, the company defines the next generation of content collaboration focusing on solving five fundamental issues: security is being compromised through the use of consumer tools, workers are suffering from content overload, legacy technology is failing users, it is still too difficult to work with people and failed implementations must stop.
Next-generation content collaboration overcomes these issues to give both workers and IT what they want: tools to collaborate securely on content -- in the cloud -- on any device, inside and outside the firewall.
"We live in an interconnected, mobile world that is always on. People now demand anytime, anywhere access to information regardless of their location or device of choice," explains Alastair Mitchell, CEO, Huddle. "Our research into how office workers interact with enterprise information and technologies reveals the demand for better ways of working. People are struggling to overcome the content tsunami that's threatening to engulf them and they simply can't get their jobs done effectively when using the technologies currently being offered to them by organizations. Storing information on USB drives and CDs, or sending documents via unsecure email attachments, should be a thing of the past. Next generation content collaboration empowers teams to get their job done faster, but securely."
Security is being compromised through the use of consumer tools
Huddle's Enterprise Information Landscape report reveals that 91% of office workers use personal devices to store, share, access, or work on company documentation.(1) With information being stored outside of services managed by IT departments, organizations are at significant risk of losing their data and intellectual property. Hindered by the legacy systems they have been provided with, users are embracing the consumerization of IT and using their personal devices and cloud tools to help them get their job done. More than a third (38%) of US office workers admits to storing work documents on personal cloud tools and services.
Huddle provides the ease of use of consumer tools combined with government-grade security to enable content collaboration for enterprise teams in the cloud.
Workers are suffering from content overload
Today, businesses have no boundaries and people work with their partners, contractors and customers, as well as the colleagues sitting next to them, on a daily basis. In addition, new forms of content are being created on devices every day. As a result, the amount of enterprise data being created, shared and stored by teams is growing exponentially. With a wealth of information available, finding the content you need, when you need it, is becoming a huge challenge. According to Huddle's Enterprise Information Landscape report, more than half of US office workers (53%) feel bombarded by all the information they sometimes have to deal with. This content is now fragmented across multiple repositories, such as inboxes, shared drives, intranets, USB drives and cloud stores.
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