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EMC Snaps Up Syncplicity Cloud File Management Service

EMC has announced that it has acquired Syncplicity, an outfit which provides a cloud based sync and share service.

In a press statement, EMC noted that sync and share solutions are increasingly required by enterprises, with the rise of the cloud and the greater usage of mobile devices by employees.

The company further noted that unlike consumer-centric cloud storage lockers, Syncplicity has built its solutions for the business world, with a greater emphasis on security and related issues.

Syncplicity's various solutions help to sync and share, manage and back up files across the enterprise, with tools to maximise productivity, and to protect corporate data.

Rick Devenuti, President, Information Intelligence Group, EMC, commented: "It's our core belief that productivity and security are not mutually exclusive. In acquiring Syncplicity, we validate this concept by uniting enterprise ‘sync and share' capabilities for the cloud with governance and rigor that is synonymous with Documentum."

"As cloud, social and mobile dominate the way work gets done, our customers require more than simple containers for managing and sharing content. With Syncplicity, we will deliver best-in-class solutions for true extended enterprise collaboration."

EMC declined to release any details regarding the terms of the acquisition of the California based outfit.