“Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) has really quickly become a core capability that a lot of busy information workers rely upon,” says Cheryl McKinnon, principal analyst at Forrester Research. “So, I don’t see this as something enterprise IT buyers can ignore.” 

EFSS is here to stay and has rapidly emerged as a critical tool for businesses to securely mobilise and share their content. Secure file-sharing capabilities – especially with mobile access to enterprise content – will become more and more of an expected feature in content-rich applications. In the video above, McKinnon shares a few of the many reasons why EFSS is gaining market traction:

  • EFSS lessens the risk of content falling into unsanctioned, consumer-grade, cloud-based sharing tools 
  • EFSS is key to content co-creation, distribution, and sharing with vital, external third-parties – as email and clunky web portals aren’t meeting many organisations’ business needs
  • Two-thirds of ECM decision-makers want some level of access to their content repository systems by third-party users like partners, customers and suppliers