Gartner Research

EFSS Changes How Users Deliver Data Services

Published: 29 May 2014

ID: G00263495

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth, Alan Dayley

Summary

Many CIOs are considering deploying an enterprise file synchronization and sharing application to improve employee collaboration and mobile access to information assets. CIOs and IT must understand the consequences of implementing an EFSS solution on-premises and within the data center firewall.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • EFSS within a data center forever changes users' expectations for data access
  • An easy-to-use, on-premises EFSS solution will entice users to place unapproved personal data into it, causing content liabilities
  • Globally distributed EFSS solutions will cause storage architects to consolidate data storage hardware
  • As IT organizations fully embrace EFSS, a private EFSS implementation will evolve to a hybrid public/private topology

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