Secure, cloud-based file sharing added to HP Autonomy

Autonomy, the division of Hewlett-Packard Co. focused on processing and analyzing unstructured data for better business decision-making, has launched a tool for secure document sharing and collaboration.

Autonomy LinkSite is a hybrid cloud solution that integrates Autonomy WorkSite, a document and email management system, with HP FlowCM, a public cloud file sharing and collaboration service. According to the vendor, it will allow organizations to securely share and collaborate on files within the cloud, without the content leaving Autonomy WorkSite and with visibility and governance being maintained.

While user expectations for easy file sharing and synchronization from anywhere are growing, HP said it can be a challenge within a business environment with large files due to the number of stakeholders, server and storage costs, and versioning. And turning to consumer file sharing services creates other issues, and removes files form corporate governance.

HP aims to address these issues with Autonomy LinkSite, which it claims combines an enterprise-grade document and email management system with the ease of use of a consumer solution. A single file or a complete project folder can be shared internally and externally through the cloud, from within Autonomy WorkSite.

“For the first time, organizations no longer have to turn a blind eye to continued use of undocumented consumer file sharing services,” said Neil Araujo, general manager, enterprise content management with HP Autonomy, in a statement. “Businesses now have a very attractive alternative that satisfies the needs of the users as well as the IT and compliance teams.”

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