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Bowmer and Kirkland taps Egnyte for file sync & share

Bowmer and Kirkland is deploying Egnyte to support file sync & share globally

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 targets smart email with Acompli acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Acompli to bolster its mobile strategy

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.

Microsoft and Dropbox integrate clouds

Microsoft has stepped up its open source strategy significantly this year

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.

Enterprise cloud storage struggling against consumer-focused offerings, Ovum claims

Enterprise-focused cloud storage and collaboration vendors are struggling to overtake consumer focused offerings in the enterprise

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 partners with Accenture, targets verticals with Box for Industries offerings

Box is doubling down on industry verticals and partnering with Accenture

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 targets federal government with secure cloud storage

AT&T is targeting the US federal government for its ultra secure cloud services

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 brings premium cloud offerings in line with competitors’

Dropbox has updated its premium cloud storage plan but is it competitive?

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.

Boston Scientific to deploy Box through AT&T

Boston Scientific is partnering with Box, AT&T to deliver cloud storage services to its 23,000 employees globally

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.

Travis Perkins taps Google Drive to manage ‘kingdoms’ of data

Travis Perkins is embracing more mobile workstyles, and uses Google Apps to support its operations

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 acquires Mezeo in cloud-based collaboration tie-up

Zimbra is looking to bolster security capabilities of its collaboration and file sharing suite

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.