AT&T has launched what it claims to be a highly secure cloud-based storage solution designed specifically for US federal government agencies. The launch comes as US federal agencies seem to be lagging on cloud implementations.
Although the number of enterprise-focused players entering the cloud storage marketing seems to be growing each month, recently published research suggests consumer offerings still account for the bulk of the solutions used in businesses today. Of employees using file sync and share tools at work, 89 per cent are using consumer products and just 9 per cent of those using these services claim to be satisfied with the commercial, enterprise-focused offerings given to them by their corporate IT department, according to Ovum.
Box has announced a set of enterprise content collaboration tools aimed at and tailored for a range of industry verticals including healthcare, retail, and media & entertainment. The move will also see Box work with Accenture to target these select industries.
Dropbox has consolidated its premium cloud storage offerings into one plan, upped the storage and dropped the price in a bid to bring its service closer in line with those offered by competitors like Box and Microsoft.
US-based pharmaceuticals firm Boston Scientific Corporation announced plans to deploy Box’s as the company’s primary platform for managing and collaborating on content.
British building material supplier Travis Perkins announced it is using Google Apps to support collaboration across the firm’s 17 different businesses. The company claims to store over 1.3 million documents in Google Drive, which it uses to support business quote execution.
Zimbra, a cloud messaging and collaboration service provider has acquired Mezeo in a move that will add security and data control features to the company’s offerings.
In a bid to bolster Azure as a hub for business continuity services Microsoft has acquired InMage, a provider of on premise and cloud-based disaster recovery technologies. The announcement comes as Microsoft continues to drive storage integration between Azure and Windows server platforms.
Petrus Human, CTO of Attix5 spoke with Business Cloud News at the recent Cloud World Forum conference in London about how enterprises can develop robust disaster recovery and data backup strategies, and use the cloud to help ensure their organisations can always recover from an event.
Not long after the software giant upped OneDrive storage for business users of Office 365, Microsoft announced that it has extended those benefits to all Office 365 users, and upped the amount of free storage given to OneDrive users from 7 GB to 15 GB, bringing its offering more in line with Dropbox among other cloud storage competitors.