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Open Source ownCloud Project Puts IT in File Synchronization Control

One of the most obvious reasons that services such as Dropbox or Box are so popular with end users is that most internal IT organizations simply haven’t had a way to offer that capability. End users were acquiring mobile computing devices by the millions and they simply needed a way to share files.

The truth is most end users and IT professional alike would still prefer it if internal IT organizations could deliver this capability within a broader set of applications without requiring them to invoke a third-party service. In fact, it’s servicing that specific need that led to the formation of the ownCloud open source project, which created a file synchronization and collaboration server that internal IT organizations can deploy on their own.