Waterloo, ON – OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), has announced free enterprise file sharing and synchronization for OpenText Content Suite 10.5, a single information governance backbone for the enterprise. Content Suite 10.5 Platform customers will qualify for an unlimited number of OpenText Tempo Box users to enable secure and compliant file sharing across the entire organization as well as with partners and customers. Employees using free, consumer-grade file sharing tools to exchange information, create data confidentiality and security risks, a lack of integration with their ECM repositories, data sovereignty and ownership concerns and legal and compliance risks. While a recent study from The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) found that 56 percent of organizations have banned consumer-grade file-share and sync services, it also found 71 percent of employees lack support from IT for external collaboration. OpenText Tempo Box offers an enterprise-grade, easy-to use, secure file sync and share solution for these organizations at no cost.
“Companies need a simple, integrated solution for employees that offers a level of governance to ensure corporate data is well protected,” said Muhi Majzoub, senior vice president of engineering, OpenText. “While there are low-cost consumer options available, none offer the security and data control benefits of an enterprise solution. With Tempo Box, employees have the file sharing solution they want and companies have confidence that the enterprise remains protected with consistent governance.”
Tempo Box will be available as part of the Content Suite 10.5 Platform, core of the OpenText Content Suite. Customers can access, share and synchronize enterprise information, while leveraging the latest smartphones and tablets. As previously announced, Tempo Box has also been made available to customers of OpenText Extended ECM for SAP 10.5. It will also be available for OpenText Extended ECM for Oracle 10.5.
Backed by OpenText ECM, Tempo Box’s secure management for the enterprise allows organizations to:
- Remotely wipe mobile devices of any proprietary company data when necessary
- Set and manage access permissions, retention policies and file storage
- Securely communicate between the repository and web, desktop, and mobile clients using 256-bit SSL encryption
- Encrypt mobile device content for iOS, Android and Blackberry
“The enterprise file synchronization and sharing market is growing in size and significance as more organizations realize that they must provide these capabilities,” wrote Monica Basso, Research Vice President and Jeffrey Mann, Research Vice President at Gartner in the April 1, 2014 report Destinations and Wraparounds Will Reshape the Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing Market. “Astute vendors are evolving their strategies to sell as stand-alone destinations or wraparound extensions to existing products.”
OpenText Content Suite is designed to reduce risk and mitigate the cost of growing volumes of content in the enterprise. Content Suite is part of OpenText’s EIM strategy, which enables organizations to discover and manage information to spur growth and innovation across their organization, increasing time to competitive advantage. Consisting of five comprehensive and integrated product suites, OpenText's EIM strategy delivers a unified developer platform, engaging and consistent user experience and deep integration across suites to enable comprehensive information flows across the extended enterprise.