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  • February 10, 2017 10 Feb'17

    Announcing the best data storage products of 2016!

    This year marks the 15th edition of the Storage magazine and Products of the Year awards, recognizing the best storage products of the past year. Nominated products competed across six categories, with the top in each category receiving bronze, silver or gold. Judges graded finalists on innovation, performance, manageability, ease of integration and use, functionality and value.

    Modern storage arrays may offer previously unheard of max capacities, but that doesn't mean you won't have problems meeting today's ever-increasing storage capacity and performance requirements. We explore how to squeeze more bits and bytes out of storage systems without negatively affecting storage network performance through best practices for evaluation and configuration as well as tools to help with monitoring and management.

  • January 27, 2017 27 Jan'17

    Box Notes productivity tool wins over IT with security, UI updates

    Box rolled out an update to its collaboration and productivity tool, Box Notes, featuring a new user interface and stand-alone desktop application.

  • November 17, 2016 17 Nov'16

    Citrix ShareFile updates let businesses ditch paper processes

    Citrix will roll out a few ShareFile updates on its web app that allow users to request approvals and e-signatures on digital documents.

  • September 08, 2016 08 Sep'16

    Box Relay brings workflow automation to EFSS

    IBM and Box expand their partnership to build Box Relay, an add-on service to Box that puts the power to automate workflows directly into user's hands.

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  • Building a layered enterprise mobile security strategy

    As enterprises expand their mobile footprint, the security risks to their data multiply: an unattended tablet, unsecured Wi-Fi network or malware from a third-party app is all it takes for data loss or a security breach to occur. Protecting just one of these aspects of mobility isn't enough. To address these vulnerabilities, IT executives are now taking a layered approach to mobile security and management. They protect the app layer, for example, with secure containers and the device layer with mobile device management.

    In this SearchCIO handbook, Mary K. Pratt lists the tiers of tools and technologies that are increasingly being incorporated into organizations' mobile security strategies. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen talks about how delivering good mobile security involves closely examining the risks before heaping on the rules. In our last piece, Features Writer Jason Sparapani catches up with Gartner's Dionisio Zumerle, who talks about how mobile security involves finding a balance between business and user needs.

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  • Amazon WorkDocs

    Amazon WorkDocs is an Amazon Web Services online collaboration tool that allows a business to store, share and update files from different devices. Continue Reading

  • How to achieve secure file sync and share

    Enterprise file synchronization and sharing, also known as corporate sync and share, or even just EFSS, lets users to place their files either in the cloud or in on-premises storage, allowing them to access the files wherever they go, by means of either desktop computers or mobile devices. The benefits of EFSS are clear, considering how today's workforce is often on the go, working while traveling or at home as well as in the office. But the security concerns are high.

    This three-part technical guide considers EFSS from three angles. First it considers how business demand for the secure file sync-and-share service has affected vendor products. Next it considers the many consumer-based file sync-and-share products available and whether they can be secured in the enterprise. Finally, this guide presents detailed and actionable advice on how to deploy a new EFSS tool in the enterprise.

    By absorbing the information in this guide, readers will get up to speed on how to securely sync and share enterprise files.

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  • EFSS technology and its growing role in enterprise mobility

    While EFSS technology is well-established, enterprises are just beginning to see how it allows businesses to effectively secure and share their files across mobile devices. Continue Reading

  • How mobile cloud computing infrastructure enables modern workers

    When it comes to data storage and application development, mobile cloud computing helps IT build a bridge between legacy software and new work styles. Continue Reading

  • Scale-out storage vs. object storage

    The unfettered growth of unstructured data, both human and (more and more) machine generated, has enterprises increasingly turning to scale-out NAS and object storage. While both scale-out storage and object storage are designed for massive scalability, they take different approaches to storing unstructured information -- each with their own strengths/weaknesses, management issues and architectural considerations.

    Flash is putting demands on storage networks like never before. Fortunately, there are emerging technologies (e.g., the latest in FC and Ethernet networking) and techniques (e.g., network caching and SDS) you can implement to ease this growing burden on storage fabrics while maximizing application performance.

    File sync and share can place your IP, financial and compliance data, not to mention organization as a whole, at risk. There are a number ways to bring this effective sharing, communication and collaboration approach out of the shadows and into the IT fold, however, through more secure corporate-sanctioned cloud, on-premises or hybrid deployments.

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  • Three ways to help users access mobile data

    There's no shortage of enterprise file sync-and-sharing services available to provide access to mobile data, but they're not the only option, and they're not right for every organization. Continue Reading

  • Three ways to provide mobile data access

    Mobile workers need access to corporate data, and every business must choose a method that meets its users' needs. Questions about security and offline capabilities are at the core of any discussion about providing mobile data access. Offline or not, sensitive data needs protection, and IT must find a way to provide that without locking data down too much.

    There's no shortage of enterprise file sync and sharing services available to provide mobile data access, but they're not the only option and they're not right for every organization -- especially those with highly regulated data. Companies can instead turn to mobile content management (MCM), but that has drawbacks of its own. It's usually tied to enterprise mobility management, so it has the integration IT administrators want. But workers may be forced to use non-native applications instead of the tools they like. In-app storage is a good solution for companies with confidential or regulated information, but is an unnecessary undertaking for businesses that can use the cloud or MCM.

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  • Cloud DLP: What are the benefits for enterprises?

    Expert Dan Sullivan explains how enterprises can manage cloud DLP for data in cloud file storage services that offer offline synchronization. Continue Reading

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