Egnyte has always struck me as one of the more pragmatic pure-play enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) vendors. While others, such as Box and Dropbox, have been unashamedly “cloud first” in their approach, Egnyte has been far more supportive of what is the reality for the majority of existing or traditional businesses — that a total, absolute and immediate move to be “all-in” on the cloud is unpalatable.

Customers’ reasons for not wanting to go cloud straight away might not be valid — they may even be hampering their ability to innovate and remain agile. But Egnyte is perhaps the epitome of that age-old saying “the customer is always right.”

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.