Ovum's 2014 global employee survey* of 5,187 full-time employees indicates that today's digital workforce is sticking with familiar consumer tools to share corporate documents and access them from mobile devices. Ovum's survey data suggests that 29% of employees using the technology are using three or more consumer and/or commercial products to get work done, while 44% of the workforce is not using file sync and share products at all - relying on email and memory sticks to shuttle data around.
Ovum has produced a series of reports to help CIOs and IT managers regain control of corporate documents and files. The latest report - Selecting an Enterprise File Sync and Share Product** - assesses 19 offerings from vendors both large and small, including Box,
"No commercial product is dominating the workplace," says Edwards. "The wide-scale use of Dropbox among knowledge workers highlights the power and impact of IT consumerization, while the pervasiveness of
The number of products listed in this report is indicative of the range of vendors that are targeting this important market, and each appears to have something unique to offer. "As always, the challenge for CIOs and IT managers is to identify the solution that best meets the organization's current and future requirements, with regard to a broad set of employee roles and business use cases. Herein lies the problem, as no single product on the market today offers everything that a large enterprise is likely to need." concludes Edwards.
NOTES TO EDITORS
** Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise File Sync and Share Product, 2014-15
This detailed report analyses a matrix of 8,265 vendor-provided data points to assess, rank, and compare 19 enterprise file sync and share products. A SWOT assessment of each vendor offering is also included in the report. Ovum examines the functionality that matters to end users as well as the management features that are important to CIOs and IT professionals. The report also presents Ovum's view of the impact that each vendor is having on this segment of the enterprise software market.
Ovum is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. Through its 180 analysts worldwide it offers expert analysis and strategic insight across the IT, telecoms, and media industries. Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source of guidance for technology business leaders, CIOs, vendors, service providers, and regulators looking for comprehensive, accurate, and insightful market data, research, and consulting. With 23 offices across six continents, Ovum offers a truly global perspective on technology and media markets and provides thousands of clients with insight including workflow tools, forecasts, surveys, market assessments, technology audits, and opinion. In 2012, Ovum was jointly named Global Analyst Firm of the Year by the IIAR.
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