Sharing and collaborating with external parties is an essential business activity.
How else would you drive value via strategic outsourcing and/or the network effect? If you want your auditor to make sense of your financial reports, they'll need to see them, at least. The problem is legacy sharing solutions don't support external collaboration effectively. They likely require on-premises hardware and/or installation of software or plug-ins by recipients.
Those things are either not possible, or take forever.
Current cloud alternatives are either blocked or configured to disable guest access and anonymous sharing in most large or regulated enterprises - simply because they lack the fine-grained controls required for compliance.
At best, these platforms securely deliver a copy. Let's hope you sent it to the right person.
The lack of tools for external collaboration can lead to trouble in the form of non-complaint sharing. As this excellent ComputerWeekly article "Despite failings, exec appetite for secure collaboration growing" points out:
"Top business decision makers are more reckless than ever with company data, but the appetite for secure collaboration tools is growing!"
Why would they make career limiting moves to share data? The answer is that the mission takes priority! But it's not necessary. The survey quoted in the article makes it clear that collaboration tools are here to stay:
92% of respondents agreeing that collaboration tools are the best communication solutions to offer employees for work communication
83% said it would be useful to be able to extend a company’s secure communication infrastructure to business partners and customers
Because, as noted, they don't cover it today. They're optimized for internal sharing.
e-Share's Trusted Sharing is fully integrated with the collaboration tools the enterprise already uses - like O365, MS Teams and GSuite. It's 100% enterprise class, operating under your company's sub-domain, with your certificates, brand logo and colors. Sharing notifications will be delivered, and not quarantined, as a result. Employees access the service via SSO with automatic provisioning, and your admins are in total control with centralized, policy-based controls plus searchable audit trail and on-demand reporting and analytics.
Register for a demo to see how your company can enable sharing as a strategic weapon and put a stop to risky, shadow-collaboration efforts. Or read about how a huge financial services firm moved from "no cloud" to "cloud first" using e-Share...
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