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Share and Enjoy Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this Reddit this  For a variety of industries, data security must meet rigorous compliance standards. Regulations vary, but one truism among all regulated industries is that confidential business data should reside on secure servers that unauthorized parties can’t touch. But even organizations striving to stay compliant are tempted by file sharing applications hosted in the public cloud. With low costs and intuitive interfaces, these applications make a great first impression on users. However, using these applications for enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) could introduce serious challenges, namely: The provider’s data security isn’t sufficiently robust to pass an audit. A compliance-certified provider could be acquired by a similar cloud company that doesn’t support the same standards. Let’s... (more)

How to Make a Business Case for Secure EFSS By @TLOTL | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

When properly implemented and managed, secure enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) applications can improve project management and empower your workforce. Unfortunately, making the business case for secure EFSS isn’t always easy – especially when users and management aren’t aware of the risks existing applications pose. Don’t get discouraged, though! The arguments in favor of change are strong. If you’re pushing your organization to eliminate public cloud use from the workplace, the following blueprint can help you set up a convincing business case. 1. Recruit advocates Numbe... (more)

What It Feels Like to Take Control of Your Files | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Over the last several weeks, we’ve examined the risks of using the public cloud in the enterprise workplace. From unauthorized file access to regulatory noncompliance, the potential scenarios vary from dire to more dire – and it’s up to decision makers to take control of their organization’s enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) procedures. But what does it feel like to have that control? If you’re currently trying to figure out how and where users are keeping their files, regaining control may sound like a faraway fantasy. You can do it, though. Really! And you know what? Takin... (more)

Four Benefits of Automating File Management Tasks

In an effort to address an array of file-related challenges, many organizations automate file management tasks. Automation can enhance security, free up IT resources, and help you achieve order and control in an otherwise inadequately regulated file transfer environment. Let's take a closer look at how automating file management can improve IT processes. Here are four fundamental benefits of ditching manual file maintenance in favor of automation. 1.  Save administration hours Your IT staff is busy. From assigning, maintaining, archiving, and possibly even organizing storage for... (more)

Passing the Audit: Which Reports Demonstrate Compliance?

Share and Enjoy Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this Reddit this Come audit time, many organizations must demonstrate that data security protocols align with regulatory standards. In an era when consumer applications in the public cloud are hijacking enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) processes, how can you ensure your organization will pass a compliance audit? While requirements vary by industry, there are a few data-related standards that nearly every compliance-burdened organization should be able to demonstrate. Here, we’ll examine all of those, pay... (more)