Let the good times roll — today we announced that EMC Syncplicity has been positioned as a “Leader” by Forrester Research, Inc. in its July 2013 report, “The Forrester Wave™: File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013.”
Forrester evaluated 16 of the most significant file sync and share providers across 26 criteria and recognized Syncplicity as a leader for its strong offering and solid strategy for success, receiving the highest overall score in content analytics and the highest score possible in security model, administration, mobile strategy and sales staff, among other categories.
Forrester also states that EMC has created a strong offering by combining its global sales and service capacity with Syncplicity’s capabilities. Forrester highlighted several strengths including security and deployment flexibility saying “Syncplicity is a fit for organizations that require very tight control over content location — cloud versus on-premises — as well as fine-grained controls over the content itself.”
According to the report, “EMC has done a good job of driving integration between Syncplicity and the existing Documentum portfolio with content and workflow integration. So organizations with significant investments in EMC’s enterprise content management system or EMC’s storage products should give Syncplicity a hard look.”
But this report is also exciting for two very important things we took away from it about the market:
It’s a great time for business users. Vendors are rising to the challenge of providing users new ways to access their files, share with colleagues and collaborate without compromising convenience for compliance. The simplicity and beautiful user experiences we are used to in consumer-oriented apps are finding their way into IT-approved business applications. This enables companies to allow users better access to their files, and more freedom to work the way they want to than ever before.
It’s a great time for enterprise IT professionals. It is frustrating to know of ways to help users be more productive, but not be able to help them in ways that meet your organization’s security and compliance requirements. It’s even more frustrating to watch users go around you to get what they want — putting company content at risk, and even neutralizing many of systems you put in place in the past to protect files. The Forrester Wave demonstrates to us how far the market has come in understanding this issue, and finally giving IT ways to give their users the access they need to all their files, no matter where the files live and where they go, without losing control and visibility.
In our opinion, our position in the Forrester report reflects well on the massive rate of innovation and product delivery from the Syncplicity program during the last year.
Of course, that momentum will continue as we accelerate the pace of innovation, and remain passionate about serving the needs of both the end user and IT. We’re ready for more good times ahead!