EMC Buys Syncplicity

EMC has bought cloud storage start-up Syncplicity, which, as one might suspect from its name, does one-click file syncing and sharing as well as real-time backup.
Users are supposed to be able to access, manage and share files across PCs, Macs, mobile platforms and file servers like SharePoint, corporate networks and cloud applications like Google Docs and SalesForce without moving a file.
The enterprise can delete files from user accounts or revoke access, offering a way for companies to deal with the BYOD wave.
EMC means to develop an enterprise version of the stuff tied to Documentum and other repositories like SharePoint spiffed up with corporate governance. It also means to retain Syncplicity’s free and Dropbox-like consumer model and aim it at units inside the enterprise and SMBs.

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