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Six Ways File-Sharing Apps Have Failed the Enterprise

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    Letting users mix business and pleasure

    Allowing users to have one account that toggles between personal and corporate files is a ticking time bomb. In a Harris Interactive survey of more than 300 IT professionals, most of them with senior-level executive titles, 88 percent of respondents said allowing users to access both their personal and business file sharing accounts from the same login poses a security threat, and 81 percent said allowing users to have both their personal and business files share from the same file sharing product poses a risk.

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Six Ways File-Sharing Apps Have Failed the Enterprise

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    Letting users mix business and pleasure

    Allowing users to have one account that toggles between personal and corporate files is a ticking time bomb. In a Harris Interactive survey of more than 300 IT professionals, most of them with senior-level executive titles, 88 percent of respondents said allowing users to access both their personal and business file sharing accounts from the same login poses a security threat, and 81 percent said allowing users to have both their personal and business files share from the same file sharing product poses a risk.

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.