Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Revamped app offering supports the Apple Watch

Egnyte for Apple Watch

Egnyte for Apple Watch

Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.

Now running on the Apple Watch and Windows tablets as well as Android, iOS and other Windows platforms, the new suite of apps is designed to let enterprise users on virtually any mobile device access, manage and share online and offline data from both cloud and on-premises storage.

In addition to the expanded mobile-platform coverage, Egynte's new suite includes several new features, including the ability to organize files marked for offline access in a centralized view, thereby making it easier to coordinate offline and online content.

Also new are the ability to name and rename files directly from a mobile device and a new dynamic-notification feature that can be set to track status updates in real time when large files and folders are being uploaded or downloaded at any location.

Finally, high-resolution thumbnails and previews are now available to Egnyte users, meaning that they no longer need to download a file to get the highest resolution.

Specific to Apple Watch users are the ability to manage offline folders from the iPhone and monitor the status of uploads and downloads. Coming soon are event notifications when shared files are received, commented on or edited.

Egnyte's new suite of apps also lets enables administrators add new users to the organization's domain and set permissions according to the required level of access, as well as adjust any permission from their mobile device.

"Egnyte's enhancements are a logical step forward in supporting the latest tech and providing a compelling end user experience," said Terri McClure, a senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group.

One of the company's biggest competitive advantages in its battle against competitors like Box and Dropbox is its ability to offer flexible deployment models for cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments, McClure added.

A full 90 percent of companies have some type of data that cannot be stored in the cloud, according to Enterprise Strategy Group research, she said, while 93 percent of IT organizations are interested in enterprise file, sync and share services but want to keep some or all of their data on premises.

"Egnyte has a strong solution," McClure said. "Its biggest challenge is getting visibility in a crowded market."

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Egnyteapplicationscontent managementsoftwarecloud computinginternet

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Katherine Noyes

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?