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Gigaom Research: The Dropbox Problem and the Manager's Dilemma

Senior information technology professionals are awakening to the dangers of unmanaged file sync and share (FSS) solutions. In fact, a recent survey of IT leaders revealed 46 percent of them believed services like Box and Dropbox were causing corporate data leaks.

But employees want these FSS solutions, as a productivity enhancer. Are your colleagues using unsanctioned FSS services in your network? If so, as a responsible IT manager, what can you do about it?

Luckily, there are steps you can take. We suggest you start by reading this Gigaom Research report.

Manage FSS Holes in Enterprise Security

The Gigaom report examines:

  • The prevalence of the bring-your-own-device mindset in corporations;
  • The often-hidden dangers of consumer-grade FSS solutions;
  • How to win the battle for security without alienating the workforce; and
  • Creating an IT framework that balances the freedom to be productive with control.

Growing Security Threat

Companies, particularly those in regulated industries, should have only the most hardened collaboration and data sharing applications. Nevertheless, insecure consumer FSS solutions are finding their way into too many corporate networks—even when these services are officially blacklisted. 

The presence of these FSS services can cause serious governance, risk, and compliance management problems. This is also forcing corporate IT managers to draw the line. Naturally, an enterprise network needs ironclad security and policies—on the other hand, employees want applications that help them collaborate and be more productive.

It is possible to enable both data security and the flexibility for productivity. Interested in learning more?

Interested in learning more? Use the form on the right to download this report.

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Watch an Intralinks and Gigaom webinar, "Harnessing the tyranny of autonomy: File sync and share in the collaborative enterprise"