File sync and share
A survey of large enterprises finds that Amazon and Microsoft are locked in a fight for control over file-synchronization and -sharing services.
IT managers dominate the decision process. Just over a third (36%) identified the IT director followed by the CIO, at 20%, and the vice president of IT, at 15%.
Half the respondents (50%) said employees can opt to use a range of FSS options sanctioned by IT. A little more than a third (36%) block access to unsanctioned FSS via their firewall.
Microsoft SharePoint tops the list, at 38%, followed by Dropbox, at 26%, and Microsoft OneDrive, at 23%.
Microsoft SharePoint tops the list, at 20%, followed by Microsoft OneDrive, at nearly 15%. Third is Dropbox, at 10%, followed by Citrix ShareFile, at 9%.
More than 97% report being satisfied, with more than 60% being very satisfied.
In the next 12 months, 21% of those IT organizations that do use FSS plan to adopt a new one, while 13% that don’t said they will.
Just over half (51%) cited a need for better teamwork and collaboration, while 46% cited the need to support remote employees and 41% said the ability to back up notebooks was a decision-driver.
Amazon Cloud Drive and Google Drive top the list in a virtual tie, at 71%. Apple iCloud and Dropbox tied for third, at 66%.
Amazon Cloud Drive tops the list at 40%, followed by Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft SharePoint, each tied at 30%.
All things being equal, more than 87% would prefer to own and manage their own FSS solution and more than half (53%) said they would not work with a cloud service provider that co-mingles data.