Mobile devices affect online file sharing advancements in business

Feb 04, 2014

2015-06-26 BYOD.jpgOnline file sharing has drastically changed as solutions adapt to better suit user needs and growing business demands. Companies are adopting the solutions at an increasing pace due to the capabilities they offer along with the advanced features added on a consistent basis. With better security features, organizations can protect their assets and effectively use the sharing platform to maximize benefits. As demand for these offerings rises, the solutions will adjust to user needs and ensure that protection and compliance regulations are met.

Many employees across industries have a personal file transfer account or will email business files in order to be productive from home, but this opens up the system to vulnerabilities. As file sharing solutions adjust to company needs, however, it will affect how users leverage the system. BusinessNewsDaily contributor Chad Brooks noted that mobile access demands will cause significant IT strain, third-party applications will be a bigger risk and there will be a greater focus on mobile content management. These factors are integral to the growth and evolution of both the organization and file sharing. With more pressure put on the IT servers to view business assets at any time from any location, this trend will require new systems to be deployed in order to encourage the use of multiple endpoints and a bring-your-own-device environment.

“Real-time information sharing and streaming will force IT to evaluate their infrastructure in order to guarantee security, promote a better user experience and enable users to create complex documents for better collaboration,” Brooks wrote.

Sharing in a BYOD workplace
Mobile devices have considerably changed the way organizations are run and the capabilities of file sharing offerings. Sharing business files has introduced security concerns, but as the solutions become more advanced, these worries are progressively being alleviated. MSPmentor noted that employees are concerned about the governance over their personal data due to the perception that IT departments have access to applications and other information in worker devices. This development is making a better case for file sharing programs that will allow employees to access their work resources securely through their devices, and give IT the management capabilities they require without disturbing a user’s personal data. When an IT department is too restrictive over mobile device use, file sharing can significantly benefit both the organization and staff members.

“This is where certain business-grade file sharing features really show their value,” according to the MSPmentor. “For instance, the ability to remotely wipe a device clean of company data or having all of the business-related content accessible through a single application. Basically, anything that keeps personal data and business data separate, but secure.”