The Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (“EFSS”) market has grown quickly driven by an increased focus on the evolving digital workplace. This growth is accelerated by rapid uptake in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workplace as well as ongoing demand for increased collaboration among employees, partners and customers.

Google Drive is a file sync and sharing product used by hundreds of millions of people to safely store their files, access them from any smartphone, tablet or computer, and share them instantly with anyone. Powerful admin controls and enhanced security make Google Drive a great tool for businesses, and customers such as The Weather Company, Kaplan, HP and Jaguar Land Rover use Google Drive as their standard for sharing and collaboration.

Gartner recognizes Google in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. Read the full report to learn more about the EFFS landscape and to help understand how vendors compare and differ based on their strengths and capabilities.

Figure 1 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

This report covers:

  • A market overview for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing
  • Market context and market trends
  • Vendor strengths and cautions

Vendors considered in this report include Google as well as Accellion, Acronis, AirWatch by VMware, Box, Citrix, Ctera Networks, Dropbox, Egnyte, Huddle, Intralinks, Microsoft OneDrive, Syncplicity, Thru, Varonis, and WatchDox by BlackBerry.


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  • Author
    Monica Basso, Charles Smulders, Jeffrey Mann, Gartner, 22 July 2015

  • Topics
    Google Drive, File Sharing, File Back-Up, Collaboration

  • Roles
    IT Leaders

  • Industries
    All

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