Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

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What Does Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing Mean?

Enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) is a type of enterprise system that helps companies to improve security and freely share documents, images, videos and other data assets. This type of system arose from new capabilities brought by the age of big data and broader interconnectivity between devices.

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Techopedia Explains Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing

An enterprise file synchronization and sharing system has features that allow for sophisticated file synchronization and sharing across a network. Items like integration, APIs and user permissions are built into these systems.

Part of the idea around enterprise file synchronization and sharing is that companies should innovate toward easier access to data rather than using the traditional systems that limited data transfer. Before the cloud, networks were often very limited in how large files could be or how sensitive data sets or other types of specialized files could be shared and jointly accessed. Enterprise file synchronization and sharing is part of a makeover for better collaboration and more versatile business in the 21st century. It coincides with cloud services that are secure, where those central repositories can serve as safe centers for data handling.

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