An Osterman Research Whitepaper: The Critical Need for Enterprise-Grade File Sync and Share Solutions

75% of IT decision makers and influencers are concerned about the level of use of consumer file sync and share tools within their organizations

This Osterman Research report shows that the use of consumer focused file sync and share solutions increases corporate compliance risk, legal costs, and puts a significant portion of corporate content outside the control of organizational leadership, which can place company data in jeopardy.

Enterprise grade file sync and share solutions are a better choice for organizations, especially those that address data sovereignty to maintain the compliance and governance regulations that are inherently becoming a concern of IT departments worldwide.


Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research, reviews the drawbacks and costs of relying on email for file sharing.

File sharing is the single most common activity on corporate networks and between companies – and email is still the most-used channel for file sharing: It’s easy, it’s ubiquitous, and it gets the information to its destination with a single click. So what’s the problem with sharing files via email?

Hear Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research, and Peter Brown, Director of Product Marketing, Intralinks, review why and how organizations should consider moving to an enterprise-grade file sharing tool:

  • The drawbacks and costs of relying on email for file sharing
  • The problems organizations face when employees turn to consumer-grade file sharing tools as a solution
  • The steps that organizations should  consider for enterprise collaboration

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