Aberdeen Group: Left to Their Own Devices: Does Your Enterprise Have a "Dropbox Problem"?

Aberdeen Group
Date of Publication: 
January 2012

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In the absence of a well-defined policies, awareness and education, and officially supported alternatives for sharing files securely, knowledgeable end-users will often overlook security and compliance in favor of getting the job done by taking advantage of free and readily available alternatives.  Top-performing organizations are able to support the business objectives of end-user productivity, convenience and collaboration while simultaneously sustaining the organization's requirements for security, compliance and cost-effective management.  The key takeaway: don't just keep telling end-users that they're doing something wrong; give them the enterprise-class tools that will help them to achieve their goals, and support them in doing it right.