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Introduction

This report analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with OneDrive for Business, Microsoft's enterprise file sync and share solution.

Highlights

  • After a protracted and somewhat circuitous route, Microsoft has just about managed to resolve its on-premise and cloud-based content management strategies through a single OneDrive app and a unified sync mechanism.
  • From an end user’s perspective, OneDrive for Business embodies the file system of Office 365, and this interface looks set to play an important role as employee-centric content collaboration moves to the cloud.
  • Improved product stability is helping Microsoft regain allegiance among business users and IT professionals, and the company’s rapidly evolving mobile apps ensure relevance in the world of smartphones and tablets.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines Microsoft within the context of the enterprise file sync and share market.
  • Provides enterprise decision-makers with a concise assessment of OneDrive for Business to facilitate product evaluation and selection.
  • Provides enterprise vendors with an insight into the key strengths and weaknesses of OneDrive for Business.

Key questions answered

  • Why consider OneDrive for Business?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of OneDrive for Business?
  • What are the opportunities and threats facing Microsoft from the perspective of the enterprise file sync and share market?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view

Recommendations for enterprises

  • Why consider Microsoft OneDrive for Business?

SWOT analysis

  • Strengths
  • Work in progress
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Data sheet

  • Key facts about the solution

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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