Data Mobility

Three Reasons Why Mobility Overwhelms SMBs

Companies of all sizes are facing the demand of two popular employee trends – the want to use personal devices at work and the desire to work remotely. These trends are prompting many employers to implement mobility features that will embrace data across any and every device within their organizations. 
While mobility is a game changer regarding real-time collaboration and productivity for companies of all sizes, SMBs are at a disadvantage with budget limitations and often limited to no on-site IT departments. 

As organizations increase their use of mobile devices, it is becoming very apparent that the ability to access, sync and share content is a critical factor for their users. While many organizations have focused on MDM and the management and security of devices, organizations looking to the future are have content on their minds. How do we give mobile users secure access to content? How do we allow them to securely share content? How do we get them access anytime, anywhere and from any device? And how do we do all of this while addressing all of our security and management needs? How do you stay in control?

Acronis mobilEcho and activEcho do just that. They provide organizations, many in regulated industries, a comprehensive, secure solution for:

Acronis mobilEcho is a true business platform for the enterprise. mobilEcho enables employees to access, edit and create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, pdfs and other files that reside on enterprise file servers, NAS and SharePoint files. And mobilEcho provides the enterprise with all the security and management capabilities to securely and seamlessly integrate it into your current environment.

We invite you to join our mobilEcho 4.5 live demo and webinar on September 24 at 10am EST/3:00pm GMT to hear about all the great new features in mobilEcho 4.5!

During this live event, you will see the latest features in Acronis mobilEcho and you will also have the opportunity to speak with the Acronis mobilEcho product manager, who can answer any questions you might have about the product.

The New Features of Acronis mobilEcho 4.5:

Making the Mobile Device a True Business Platform: Introducing the new mobilEcho

Three and a half years ago, Apple introduced the iPad and enterprise mobility took a giant leap forward. Up until that time mobile devices (mostly smartphones) were primarily for phone calls and emails, as far as the enterprise was concerned. But with a larger screen size, the iPad (and now other emerging tablets) expanded the idea of the mobile device as a content consumption tool. And enterprises started to take notice in other ways as well.

The BYOD Balancing Act

With Gartner expecting the mobile device management (MDM) market to be worth $1.6 billion by 2014, it’s obvious that the industry has become very prominent. But, the MDM market is still evolving at a feverish pace. Just take a look at the average employee’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) habits. Smartphones, tablets and laptops are all part of one big mix during the work day. Thanks to the growth and of mobile devices and the emergence of more mobility apps  the needs of the mobile enterprise and their users is quickly evolving from being device-centric to being data-centric.

Apple in the Enterprise – The Mac is Back! Well, it Never Really Went Away

I recently caught this InfoWorld article on Macs in the enterprise. The article actually mentions Acronis’ newest offering to provide backup of Macs, but the broader point is about the increasing acceptance of Macs in the workplace. We have been involved in the Mac market (through our acquisition of GroupLogic) for over 10 years. Our ExtremeZ-IP® product is the premiere solution for providing seamless integration for Macs into enterprise server environments.

I Don’t Care How it Works, I Just Want My Data!

My friend, Alexy, just reminded me how easy it is to solve problems when you have a lot of tools at hand. The specific problem of the moment is how to back up data when you are always on the go. You may not want to use a traditional backup/recovery product because you may not always have external drives or networks available, and you may travel to so many time zones that you never know when to schedule the backups. Yes, if you remember, you plug in a USB drive and copy files to it, but sometimes you do not have the time to do that – you might just have a few quick minutes in Starbucks.

How to Back Up a Mac at Work

Do you ever ask yourself: "How can I backup a Mac at work?" In the past, most corporate IT departments did not really have to think about this. Macs used to be a rarity in corporate IT. But now that the executive adoption of Apple products has finally broken down the protective walls of corporate IT standards, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is the new rule of the land, things have changed significantly. A growing number of companies offer employees the option to choose an Apple laptop as the machine provided for work or alternatively to bring their own Mac. Consequently, IT departments are confronted with an expanding ingress of Mac clients into their world, previously existing more or less peacefully under the rule of Microsoft.