Six Ways File-Sharing Apps Have Failed the Enterprise

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Ignoring industry compliance mandates

For highly regulated industries such as banking and financial, life sciences and legal, the mere presence of unsanctioned freemium apps is a huge liability. Whether a business must meet the rules of Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes Oxley or HIPAA, one key question to ask before bringing any file sync and share solution into the business is, "Is this solution audit ready? Are document trails and version access available?"

Despite the growing security concern about the use of consumer-grade collaboration applications in the enterprise, employees continue to download and use these free applications – with or without IT's blessing. Meanwhile, CIOs are grappling with how to support productivity for employees, wherever they choose to work -- but must also ensure, first and foremost, there are no security breaches as a result of doing so. Is there a real risk involved with relying on consumer-grade file-sharing and sync solutions in the enterprise, or are CIOs overreacting?

In this slideshow, Intralinks, a global provider of beyond the firewall collaboration solutions, has identified six ways "freemium" file sharing has failed the enterprise.

Intralinks, a leading, global technology provider of beyond the firewall collaboration solutions, has grown to support strategic collaboration solutions for a wide range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, technology and manufacturing. More than 2.7 million professionals use their solutions to support mergers and acquisitions, drug discovery, and most recently enterprise collaboration with Intralinks VIA, which helps organizations take lifetime control of their most important information and frees employees to reach new levels of productivity.


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