Before choosing an online storage or collaboration provider, consider the vendor's ability to offer enterprise-grade security, ease of use and comprehensive features to meet your business needs.
Whether you're dealing with the cloud or on-site services, security, downtime and employee access to data are critical concerns. Truth is, a cloud vendor's very existence hinges on its ability to protect data, ensure client security and verify that security through regular and thorough audits.
It's a simple business fact: If a new application or platform isn't easy to use, it won't be readily adopted and users will search for alternatives. You want and need a sophisticated yet simple solution that both users and IT will love and adopt.
As an example, compare Box's interface vs. Egnyte's. Specifically, explore the difference between the drag-and-drop simplicity of uploading a file with Box vs. Egnyte's more complicated and less intuitive process. Bottom line: Box offers the same or more features, yet focuses more on consistency and simplicity – critical criteria for widespread user and IT adoption.
Frequently, online services will mention terms such as 256 encryption, SSL and SSAE 16 Type II. While they sound reassuring, these features are often only part of their security suite. Example: Egnyte offers SSAE 16 Type II for its data centers, but not its company. In contrast, Box offers full SSAE 16 Type II protection.
Similarly, many companies offer mobile apps, but it's important to make sure those apps are truly robust – and meet your requirements.
Take your time, try each product and talk to your users about what they prefer. Questions? Call us at 1-877-729-4269 or try Box today and see why 92% of Fortune 500s manage content with Box.