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Jeetu Patel

Jeetu Patel

General Manager, Syncplicity
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Collaboration is the essential ingredient for intelligent “workplace” teams, as studies have told us for decades — yet for many enterprise organizations today, working together easily still remains elusive.

I can point to a few reasons historically for this failure, but more hopefully, I see multiple trends that will change our future. (more…)

“Showing” the Way Makes IT the Hero

Jeetu Patel

Jeetu Patel

General Manager, Syncplicity
Jeetu Patel

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AppsOur IT community has long been held captive by requirements to “tell” end users what to do. Use this app, don’t use that one. Read the 20-page manual.

But the new shapes and forms of software are changing how end users experience technology. Well-designed software is “showing” them what’s possible. They are swiping and downloading apps on their own. And they are enticed by a multitude of application choices, making it even harder to accept being told what to do.

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Mobile UX: The Evolution Revolution

Jeetu Patel

Jeetu Patel

General Manager, Syncplicity
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You don’t need to teach a child to push harder when confronted with a heavy object. She figures it out. You don’t need to teach a child to pay attention when you shake a rattle. He naturally gets attracted to its sound and motion. You don’t need to tell a child to become calm and joyful when seeing beautiful objects. She just smiles.

The human brain has evolved over centuries to interact with physical objects and react to cues in the real world. Interfacing with mobile apps is increasingly more like interacting with these physical objects. We touch, swipe, tap and tilt them.

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Sharing Is a Necessity

Jeetu Patel

Jeetu Patel

General Manager, Syncplicity
Jeetu Patel

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There are things we do innately – check the time, read the news, breathe. For me on the road, it’s second nature to share ideas. Even though I lead a file sharing division (Syncplicity), I’m not the only one who thrives because of sharing, as I learned this week.

By publishing its first Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS), Gartner makes one thing clear: the ability to easily and securely share files in the workplace has become a modern day necessity. The report presents sound guidance for mapping EFSS to your own enterprise organization’s priorities. (more…)

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