Consumer-focused file sync and share (CFSS) solutions
have become one of the most popular categories of applications used in the workplace over the past few years. Led by Dropbox – as well as various freemium and paid offerings from companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple and at least 80 other vendors – these tools
allow users automatically to synchronize
their files across all of their desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet platforms. Users implement these tools for a variety of good reasons: to have access to all of their files when working after hours or while traveling, in support of formal or informal telework programs, or to share large files more efficiently
or when the corporate email system will not support sharing of files over a certain size.