Storage-as-a-service solutions tie security with usability

  • Storing enterprise data presents requires a balance between accessibility and security.
  • AT&T's SaaS combines file sync with a rich mobile and web experience, no capital investment required.

Explosive data growth is making retention a challenge. A balance needs to be struck between protecting information and giving people quick and easy access to it.

There is no shortage of consumer-grade cloud storage services, which are fine for backing up homework and sharing holiday snapshots. In fact, across some organizations, employees may be using dozens of different free file-sharing services, either because IT hasn’t mandated its own solution, or because end users naturally gravitate towards a familiar, frictionless experience. But only an enterprise-first storage service will offer the necessary security assurances for businesses, so users don’t end up compromising compliance for the sake of convenience.

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File-sharing redefined

Storage-as-a-service solutions, like AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service with Enterprise File Sync and Share, can redefine the way employees access, share, and collaborate on their business files. By combining a highly secure file sync in the cloud with a rich mobile and web experience, it enables hassle-free mobile productivity on any device – reflecting the way people really work today.

Real-time document protection can provide back-up, contingency, and emergency plans rolled into one – an excellent way to mitigate risks in disaster recovery and enhance business stability. IT departments can “manage the unmanageable” by protecting users, folders, files, and devices without having to lock them down.

And of course, like any cloud solution, storage-as-a-service eliminates storage-related capital investments. This is ideal for growing businesses, and it is inherently elastic to match capacity to fluctuating business needs.

To my mind, it’s a fundamentally different proposition from simply deploying cloud storage capacity; it’s a building block for better ways of working.

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