File sharing capabilities managed by individual users expose organizations to unnecessary risk and prevent IT from fulfilling its mandate to manage corporate compliance. This is a particularly serious concern for regulated firms, but also for less heavily regulated firms that must satisfy legal requirements or best practices for management of files.
Consequently, what organizations need is an IT-managed, ad hoc file sharing solution that:
Is as easy to use as Dropbox, USB sticks or Webmail.
Bypasses the email server as a file transport mechanism while still allowing users to employ their email interface (e.g., Outlook with a plug-in).
Permits IT to manage content according to corporate policies.
Minimizes the cost and risk to the organization.
IT has a lot to consider when deciding how to optimally enable file sharing within their organization. But are there solutions available that can actually meet the requirements discussed in this whitepaper? While there are numerous vendors on the market today, Osterman Research believes that Ipswitch offers IT and end users what they need in a single, business-class file sharing solution.
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