IBM Connections have better sync and share technology than both Dropbox and Microsoft – according to Forrester

7-23-20134-10-55PMForrester 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,, and WatchDoxIn 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!

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  1. Don’t mix up Microsoft document management capabilities with SkyDrive Pro! In an intranet or a collaboration space we use many different document libraries for several purposes. SkyDrive Pro replaces only the file sharing at your personal site called My Site and not the other ones. Consider that in reading the Forrester report.

    Microsoft SkyDrive Pro replaces document libraries at My Sites and is a new attempt at taking your content offline and replace SharePoint Workspace. The experience of taking your documents offline has also been improved by simply clicking the sync button. This is much more of the “drop box” experience. SkyDrive Pro is also visible in Explorer view similar to other file shares.


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