Octopus has Dropbox like file management and sharing capabilities, but reinforced with rules and policies for entreprise administration. Octopus be able to made your files to be accessed from any device and share them with people both inside (other colleagues) and outside (friends, customers or partners) a secure manner.

The files can be accessed from any device, VMware updated an Octopus client for iPad and iPhone.  The latest version is 1.0.1. There are also clients for Android, Windows desktops, and web. It is a file syncing technology actually, with more robust controls on how those files are managed.

IT admins will be able to control and apply access and security policies. Another interesting news is that it will be possible to configure and mange the datas which are out of date.  In fact, 80 percent of files in a collaboration system are not accessed after more than two years. Octopus will be able to automatically identify these orphaned files. The owners of those files will receive a warning, and then those files can be archived or deleted by octopus automatically.

An Octopus client version 1.0.1 for Mac OS and iPad can be downloaded from Apple Store.

Source: VMware Octopus

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