Why exactly are we blaming employees for doing what they need to do to get work done?
Bloggers acting on public information do have a tendency to get the facts wrong. But Dropbox's effort to correct them, spearheaded by someone other than its PR team, pointed to some uglier facts.
Once the bane of IT organizations, cloud file sharing and storage company Dropbox is going after enterprise customers with a vengeance with its Dropbox for Business products, explains Alex Wettreich, head of strategic accounts with Dropbox.
Dropbox is denying reports of a security breach this week, saying that the leaked usernames and passwords were "stolen from unrelated services... and are not associated with Dropbox accounts." Not surprisingly, the mere mention of a breach is enough to keep the conversation going on in boardrooms about the security of enterprise-level cloud storage.
Some files were inadvertently deleted from a limited number of Dropbox accounts due to a bug in certain versions of the Dropbox app.
Code42 announced this week a new version of its enterprise-level sync and share platform, SharePlan. With new tools in place to support compliance concerns for initiatives like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA, the Code42 takes aim at other popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.
Mobile file sharing vendor Accellion announced this week the availability of a collection of kiteworks cloud content connectors for Box and Dropbox. The new integration gives IT managers control over content employees are storing in the cloud while allowing users to access content from either side of the firewall.
While the number of data requests by law enforcement is growing proportionately with its user base, the possibility that users may not be informed could be a concern for businesses.
Workers who use file sync and sharing tools to share corporate documents and access them through mobile devices are continuing to use consumer products in high numbers, despite the availability of enterprise-provided tools.
Dropbox announced last week that Dropbox Pro users are getting a hefty storage upgrade to one terabyte per account. But is it enough to attract enterprise users?