We are proud and excited to announce that EMC has acquired Syncplicity!
The combination of Syncplicity’s innovations and technology with EMC’s enterprise DNA and scale puts us in a unique position to truly change the game for our customers.
In 2008 Syncplicity helped introduce the world to the power of cloud-based “sync and sharing” solutions. Our focus from the start has been to give businesses of all sizes a new way to access, share and collaborate on files leveraging the cloud. Anytime, anywhere, any device.
With this announcement, we join forces with the world leader in enterprise content management, information governance and storage to usher in a new era of seamless content access, mobility and collaboration.
We’re in the midst of the biggest shift in enterprise computing since the internet in the 1990’s. Innovations over the last two years in mobile, social and cloud computing are remarkable, especially when you think about how quickly the market has embraced them. But we’re just getting started. The foundation has been laid for what’s coming next and that’s what’s really exciting.
With a billion smart phones, 300 million tablets and new social and cloud applications coming to market every day, how we access and share all our content, and how we collaborate with our colleagues, will fundamentally change over the next few years. We’ll all expect access to our stuff from anywhere, no matter where we first created or stored it. We will abandon Web 2.0 solutions and demand more. We’ll expect rich and safe ad hoc collaboration anytime, from anywhere, with anyone we want to work with. We’ll expect it to be simple and easy. We won’t invest time in managing our content. Drag and drop, email attachments, and unmanageable silos of data will be in our past. Content will just be where and how we need it.
The opportunity before us is to deliver on those promises, while at the same time providing enterprise security, controls and compliance that businesses simply must have before they can embrace the new technologies fully. Joining forces with EMC will allow us to realize that vision fully.
For all the hype in our space, we’ve yet to see the Fortune 500 standardize on early cloud file sync, share and collaboration solutions across their firms as the new way of doing business. There is vast interest and demand, with a lot of experimentation, but real enterprise-wide adoption is still in its earliest stages because having a secure, enterprise grade solution matters. And it matters to everyone, from the largest enterprises to SMBs and individuals.
Syncplicity will be a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC. Our team will be integrating with EMC’s Information Intelligence Group. The Syncplicity team remains intact so we can continue to retain our unique culture of innovation and agility while also joining our colleagues in IIG to develop amazing new solutions that combine the best we each have to offer. Together we will deliver enterprise-grade sync, sharing, mobility and collaboration solutions that a CIO trusts and users love.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our investor, True Ventures, for being a vital part of our journey and success. Their spirit of entrepreneurship, community of founders, endless support and unique thought leadership has been an inspiration.
As we look to the next phase of our journey we want to thank all of our customers for the support, insight, advice and feedback you have offered over the years. Be assured that every time you send us feedback and comments you have been heard and we cherish the personal relationships we have made with many of you. This is just the beginning of an even more exciting adventure.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Product Strategist, Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder