IDG Contributor Network: New Gartner Magic Quadrant shakes up the file sharing world

A common remark from me is frustration about the huge number of companies competing in the enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) space. Honestly, the number of companies that send pitches to me on a weekly basis claiming to be highly differentiated from all the others is frustrating.

It must be all the more frustrating for enterprise organizations that need to chose an EFSS vendor. With so many in the market, it is a confusing and bewildering decision to make, which is, after all, why analyst firms exist. While Gartner, Forrester, IDC and their ilk receive much criticism around suggestions that they are both behind the times and commercially conflicted, the fact is they bring a degree of robustness to technology assessments.

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Twitter is broken across the world, Facebook taking complaints

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Twitter has gone down in parts of the world due to a “technical difficulty.”

The social media giant went down at 10:40 p.m. EST on WednesdayMashable confirmed the outage is affecting Australia, Asia and parts of America. It may also be affecting other regions. 

The website Down Right Now reports the site is experiencing a “likely service disruption,” though does not indicate the regions affected. 

The Twitterati had nowhere to vent their frustration except on Facebook. And they did that in droves. 

Twitter confirmed the outage in a statement emailed to Mashable. “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution,” a spokesperson said.  Read more…

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