Forrester has ranked IBM SmartCloud Connections and the IBM Connections on premises version as a leader for its File Sync and Share technology. IBM was among a select group of companies that Forrester invited to participate in its The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, 3Q 2013.
In an earlier blog post I wrote that among the competitors you found well-known solutions from Accellion, Acronis, AirWatch, Alfresco, Box, Citrix, Dropbox, Egnyte, EMC, Google, Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Salesforce.com, and WatchDox. In today’s blog post I bring the visual facts (see picture).
IBM is leading the market with several point solutions, beating competitors like Dropbox by tightly integrating file sharing into the overall social collaboration experience and with external systems of record. IBM SmartCloud Connections also offers a unique guest model that allows content to be shared beyond the firewall with granular controls to monitor and control external access. The IBM solution ensures that end users can access the cloud and share files in the way that works best for them, whether using a browser, tablet, mobile device, or PC file system interface – like the Windows Explorer or MS Office menu.
You may download the Forrester report here!