Posts Tagged ‘Dropbox’
Henceforth, Dropbox for Teams shall be known as Dropbox for Business. While the title change probably isn’t enough to convince the skeptical that the traditionally consumer-focused service is enterprise-grade, the company’s latest step in a series of security enhancements might do the trick.
Finland-based security software firm F-Secure is reportedly developing a cloud-based file-sharing and backup service similar to Dropbox. The key selling point: security. Consumers will be able to move their business documents between personal devices and corporate systems with ease. It’s a great concept that hasn’t worked out well before.
Barracuda Networks is immersing itself further into the cloud storage arena with the launch of a file-syncing service that goes toe-to-toe with DropBox and YouSendIt. The move gives partners the ability to look beyond network security appliances and ride a rising tide of cloud storage growth.
Xerox brings streamlined managed print services to a wide audience with ConnectKey, a specialized software suite targeted at service providers looking to manage multi-function printers, documents in the cloud, mobile print privileges and much more.
The cloud-based file-sharing service is renewing efforts to expand beyond its massive consumer base and capture more SMB and enterprise accounts. The move comes as rival Box expands its channel efforts to grow market coverage and sales. The two companies could provide a laboratory for the future of direct and indirect sales.
Box isn’t a company easily defined, as its cloud services go by many names – collaboration, content management, backup and file synchronization. Regardless of what Box’s services are called, it’s one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley, flush with more than $125 million fresh funding and a goal of becoming the next billion-dollar company.
RIM unleashes BlackBerry 10 with two new devices, the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10, and a few surprises: RIM has changed its corporate name to “BlackBerry” as it seeks to refocus its efforts on flagship products that will be its namesake in the smartphone battleground. But is BlackBerry 10 ready to do battle?
Acer rolls out AcerCloud, a file synchronization service akin to Dropbox. With another major computing company getting behind cross-platform file synchronization, channel partners should ready themselves for enterprise-level needs of data synchronization both within their portfolios and business practices.
Voltage Security and PerspecSys amp up security mechanisms on cloud data in an effort that provides an answer to security as a cloud barrier-to-entry and opens channel opportunities to deepen cloud security practices.
EMC Syncplicity is looking to give the channel a way to provide save data collaboration and management with flexible reseller options. Leonard Chung, Syncplicity co-founder, talks channel strategy, competition and BYOD.