Five Enterprise File and Storage Predictions for 2015

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Data Breaches

Fear the business cloud data breach. Last year was no stranger to cloud hacks. Media attention focused heavily on breaches of celebrity photos and personal consumer information. There’s no doubt that more cloud data breaches are on the horizon this year, as Forrester reports. As cloud computing continues to develop into an incredibly disruptive technology, the possibility of a cloud data breach in the B2B environment will shake the business world, scaring those who aren’t protected against the risks associated with consumer-grade services. Employees that store business files in public cloud platforms are moving secure corporate data out of the company’s control. At least with data stored in private clouds, corporate IT has a fighting chance to “secure the crime scene” and troubleshoot the cause of the breach.

The enterprise file sharing market is changing the way people do business. Public cloud services have helped free organizations from productivity killing tools and policies – and gone are the days of clogging inboxes with large file attachments. Yet, as they reap the benefits of these services, organizations must ensure that sensitive information is being stored and shared securely. These fears are reasonable, fed by the security breaches that swept the nation in recent years, including Target, Home Depot and the celebrity iCloud hack.

This year will be a huge year for enterprise files and storage, driving innovation and productivity while also presenting risks that enterprises must consider when implementing enterprise file sharing policies. Companies need to define strategies around enterprise file synch and share (EFSS) and evaluate which solutions will make employees most productive while keeping vital information secure. In anticipation of these risks and opportunities, here are five predictions, provided by Tom Scearce, head of marketing, file and networking products, Novell, around the state of enterprise files and storage for 2015.

Tom Scearce markets enterprise file management products for the Attachmate and Novell brands at MicroFocus. He has 19 years of marketing, sales, and consulting experience across diverse industries including software, telecommunications, media, medical devices and health/fitness services. Tom holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn.


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