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Wissam Halabi

Wissam Halabi

Sr. Director, Infrastructure Architecture, EMC IT

Syncplicity and EMC: Providing File Sync & Share For All

Like email and mobile capabilities, the ability of members of your organization to safely share large files via multiple devices online with colleagues and partners is a fundamental need in today’s business world. That’s why EMC IT is making online file sharing and mobile collaboration available to all of its employees as a “birthright” when they join EMC.

It’s also why we expect to have all of our 48,000 users converted from using consumer cloud services to using our in-house enterprise online filing share and mobile collaboration tool—Syncplicity—by the end of Q2 2014.

In fact, we managed to migrate some 36,000 IT users to Syncplicity and away from using unapproved collaboration tools within just three months of launching this in-house tool about a year ago.

For Fundamental Application Challenges, The Fix Is In The Cloud

While there are many reasons for corporate IT operations to embrace private cloud computing and transform to an IT-as-a-Service model, optimizing the performance of basic IT tools like email storage, database management and file sharing are among the compelling motivators.

Consider, for example, the fact that EMC IT faced challenges with its use of three fundamental Microsoft applications that many companies—perhaps yours—have long relied on: SharePoint for collaboration, SQL Server for database management, and Exchange for email.

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