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Sync Enterprise Content with Alfresco EMS

Posted on 9.17.2012

If you need a better way to connect to your business outside of the office, you might want to check out Alfresco’s new sync platform for enterprise content.

The platform extends information beyond firewall barriers to enable enterprises to build extranets, collaborate with customers and simplify employees’ access with mobile devices.

Previously, organizations needed to access internal systems externally or use disconnected cloud services to collaborate outside the firewall. However, Alfresco’s new platform helps solve this problem by allowing businesses to connect people, content, systems and processes securely on both sides of the firewall. Additionally, the platform enables IT departments to provide a seamless experience for users accessing confidential content that can't be put in the cloud. 

“The trend of the ‘consumerized enterprise’ has led to other vendor solutions that focus and address consumer needs, not those of the enterprise. Unfortunately, this industry trend has created content chaos and companies are demanding a better alternative,” said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco. “We are distinctly positioned to create the next phase of enterprise content management (ECM) to bring seamless synchronization to the market with Alfresco that is enterprise-proven, IT-tested and business consumer-approved.”

The sync platform has been bundled into a new enterprise subscription called Alfresco One, which includes:

Alfresco Enterprise – A feature-rich ECM platform that governs an enterprise’s content.

Alfresco Enterprise Cloud Network – A corporately controlled SaaS cloud service that includes the ability to invite colleagues to a cloud site from outside the organization.

Alfresco Enterprise Sync – A platform that allows employees to select documents and folders from Alfresco Enterprise and sync them to Alfresco in the cloud.

Alfresco Desktop Sync (beta) – This new feature provides users with the ability to sync between files saved to the desktop, cloud site or on-premise solution, and will (generally) be available in November.

Alfresco Mobile – Native iOS apps that provide secure access to employees through a device of choice.

Enhanced Encryption and Security – Content is encrypted in the cloud when being accessed on tablets and smartphones, which reduces risk in case a device is lost or stolen.

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