Five Enterprise File and Storage Predictions for 2015

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Innovation

Expect opportunities for product innovation. Product innovation opportunities will emerge at the intersection of EFSS and managed file transfer (MFT). New efficiency-driving workflows will allow files to move seamlessly from human-to-human collaboration through machine-powered business processes. An example would be an insurance offering where all the right parties can have access to files around claims. Policy holders, adjusters and underwriters will edit and approve files in a shared workspace, prior to the claim being processed separately and checks being cut.

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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