Savvy IT professionals see the demand to adjoin consumer and enterprise tech, and are planning to devise IT infrastructure around this phenomenon in creative ways, and electronic file software will be one of the ways to effectively bridge the gap between the two.

Electronic file software vendors will likely simplify this objective with their own innovation by enabling their software to sync with a variety of different operating systems, and this will lend further advent to the functionality of electronic file software.


Splicing Electronic File Software Bandwidth and Consumer Tech’s Usability

Although electronic file software vendors have a steep challenge ahead of them in making electronic file software extremely usable, they are equipped to meet this challenge.

In terms of usability, enterprise tech will be held to the consumer tech standard, especially given the number of consumer-grade devices appearing in offices across multiple departments and industries.

Apple, Samsung, wearables, mobile phone applications, and other consumer technologies have garnered the type of attention enterprise software developers are striving to reclaim.

IT professionals are scrambling to account for the milieu of Apple products brought to work—products which are considered by an increasing number of executives and sales professionals (not just creatives) to be highly usable in-office tools—particularly when contrasted with the many outdated technologies commonly used in the typical workplace.


Software Innovation Will Lessen IT Burden of BYOD Phenomenon

Cybercrime is increasing, and as noted above, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has created a large group of employees bringing Mac and other consumer grade products to work, presenting a significant security question for IT professionals, even if these consumer devices are already integrated into preexisting IT structures:

How do we accommodate employees’ preferences for using their own laptops/mobile devices at work while keeping the organizational data they have on their computers safe once they return home from the office? Electronic File Software is the answer to this question, because this market’s vendors have created software that is neither hardware nor operating system dependent, and is regularly backed up.

Additionally, these technologies utilize role-based user permissions and 24-hour data backup cycles, ensuring that IT personnel can keep information safe no matter where the electronic file software’s data is stored—particularly if the selected software is used via the cloud.

Electronic file software, the consumerization of IT may reduce overall IT costs, but not to the extent that it can balance the security risks imposed.


CRM, Document Management, and Mobile Apps Will Seamlessly Integrate

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software and the mobile applications that they and electronic file software integrate with, will become more responsive to user requests, and emblematic of the functionality/integration CRM has with document management software on desktop computers, PCs, and laptops.

Gartner recently released research suggesting that as much as 40% of sales-geared organizations will rely almost entirely on mobile applications to conduct business (through CRM) by 2020.

The consolidation of the mobile app market will also streamline the technology initiatives to make this prediction a reality.

Finally, this research implies that it is worth getting ready to invest in an electronic file software vendor with innovative mobile application offerings.


Information Management Software Will Overtake Simple Cloud Storage

Many organizations still using the cloud only for storage purposes will jettison these storage services for other enterprise technologies that offer cloud storage in tandem with an array of other features:

workflow, security, collaboration, file versioning, role-based user permissions, audit controls, automated document retention and deletion, and data backup with physical and artificial locations, to name a few.

Essentially, cloud storage, when used in tandem with these other features, enables the self-containment of content and documents while also ensuring security of information and employee accountability.

It is no longer enough for organizations to merely store information in the cloud: They must rely on software with broader feature sets to extract insight from data.

Organizations interested in increasing profits within the next several years will be forced to migrate data and information from simple cloud storage to more high-powered, enterprise-grade solutions like electronic file software.


Electronic File Software Encryption and Machine Learning Will Reduce the Number of Data Breaches

The large amount of data breaches that occurred in 2016 will serve as an impetus for a new world order in the realm of software encryption in 2017.

This software mimics human learning by adapting and adjusting to attackers’ breach methodologies through pattern recognition, machine learning, and other forms of encryption that can detect data breaches before they materialize.

Although the market has recently fallen victim to its lack of encryption experts with the skills necessary to prevent these breaches, 2015 has bred a milieu of determined breach preventers, and their findings are likely to be implemented in electronic file software as it becomes an increasingly common technology for enterprises.