That's where enterprise-grade services such as Citrix ShareFile come in, with features including encryption, versioning, commenting, notifications, and remote wipe and locking.
A new feature of ShareFile is StorageZones, which allows administrators to control where files are stored. This can be in public or private cloud storage, or at a particular facility.
The choice may be dictated by governance issues (eg, an organisation may have a policy that requires all documents to be stored in its own data centres, or government regulations may forbid offshore storage), or technical considerations (eg, documents may be stored close to the most frequent users to improve performance).
"With an increasingly distributed workforce that expects it to be easy to store and share their files and content, IT departments are under more pressure than ever to ease up on data storage policies to improve end user access and productivity," said Jesse Lipson, Citrix vice president and general manager, data sharing. "The reality is that these policies exist for a reason and ShareFile StorageZones allows our customers to tailor their data storage to meet their specific business requirements while also offering a great end user experience."
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