Microsoft is letting users of the company’s productivity suite store, access, edit and share Office 365 files directly from Dropbox’s cloud-based storage platform.
Bowmer and Kirkland, which employs over 1,300 professionals throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has deployed Egnyte across the company’s 26 subsidiaries in a bid to reduce printing costs and enforce stricter version control on some of the files and documents needed to support various projects.
Microsoft has acquired Acompli, a mobile email application provider for iOS and Android devices. The company hasn’t disclosed the final sale price but numerous reports suggest Acompli fetched north of $200m.
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.
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.
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.