Much to the dismay of IT­—well-meaning knowledge workers are using consumer-grade file sync and share tools, violating security policies and putting mission-critical, corporate data at risk. While these tools increase user productivity, they also present a host of data security and management issues. For enterprise IT, allowing users uninhibited access to files—while maintaining data integrity—becomes a difficult balancing act.

Join Code42 and IDC Senior Research Analyst Vanessa Thompson to learn:

  • How the needs of knowledge workers spur innovation
  • Why usability of a sync/share solution is critical to user adoption
  • How to more effectively and efficiently balance IT requirements and user needs
  • IT's requirements for an enterprise-ready sync/share solution 

Enabling Collaboration: How IT Can Empower Users and Maintain Data Security

Vanessa Thompson, IDC Research Manager for Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies

Vanessa provides a holistic view of traditional and emerging collaboration channels being applied internally and externally to the enterprise.  Vanessa has a business process oriented and end user focused approach to software research and analysis. Her core research is on Enterprise social networks and communities but also spans traditional collaboration and unified communications (UC) applications. Vanessa is also a lead analyst in IDC's Social Business research team and contributes to the CIO Agenda research.

CODE42 On-Demand Webinar

Ryan Vanasse — Solutions Consultant and Applications Engineer, Code42

Ryan has held numerous positions within Code42's enterprise teams—including support manger and product marketing manager for CrashPlan. Currently, he is a member of our professional services department where Ryan focuses on developing key data protection strategies for larger enterprise deployments. 

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