IDG Contributor Network: Egnyte scores an important Microsoft partnership

Egnyte has always struck me as one of the more pragmatic pure-play enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) vendors. While others, such as Box and Dropbox, have been unashamedly “cloud first” in their approach, Egnyte has been far more supportive of what is the reality for the majority of existing or traditional businesses — that a total, absolute and immediate move to be “all-in” on the cloud is unpalatable.

Customers’ reasons for not wanting to go cloud straight away might not be valid — they may even be hampering their ability to innovate and remain agile. But Egnyte is perhaps the epitome of that age-old saying “the customer is always right.”

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IDG Contributor Network: Egnyte scores an important Microsoft partnership