PALO ALTO, Calif., August 2, 2016 – AeroFS, a leader in integrated collaboration solutions, today introduced Amium, the industry’s first content-centric collaboration solution. Built upon the popular and proven AeroFS enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) platform, Amium changes the way teams work together, offering a rich and seamless collaboration experience where teams can easily and efficiently engage in essential group discussions, content creation, and development efforts, all in one place.
“Based on our research into how customers actually used AeroFS in real-world environments, we saw an opportunity to reimagine the file sync and share platform by adding tightly integrated team messaging components, creating a powerful cloud-based product that makes team collaboration easier and more intuitive,” said Yuri Sagalov, co-founder and CEO of AeroFS. “Traditionally, team members collaborate on files through email attachments, links, or other ad hoc means, requiring them to do work and communicate in different places. Amium turns any file into a real-time activity feed and conversation, so teams can have one place for all their discussions about the work and content they are creating.”
Available now, Amium unifies file sharing, file synchronization, team messaging, and associated collaboration activities in one place and in real time. Documents and files are automatically attached to a collaboration discussion, and everyone involved in the conversation automatically gains access to this shared content. Full-page previews of files in most common file types can be viewed and worked on without having to leave the Amium application through integration with popular web services, including Microsoft Office 365 Online. Team members always see the latest version of the file instantly as revisions are made by others. Additionally, a full version history of content and the conversations that led to changes are readily available for greater productivity. Amium is cloud-based, so users can be up and running in minutes.
Integration with Popular Services
The new Amium collaboration product will feature integration with a number of popular web services that make content creation and revision easy from virtually anywhere using any supported device without leaving Amium. The Microsoft Office 365 Online integration is available now, and AeroFS is working closely with many other leading web-service providers to bring additional capabilities to the collaboration product.
“Today, work teams have to kludge together a file-sharing tool, email, or a chat app and other tools to support their workflows, and they have come to realize that this approach is far from ideal. Over the next year, we expect to see offerings that will combine all of these capabilities into one product to enable teams to collaborate more easily,” said Nick Patience, research vice president at 451 Research. “File sync and share, together with a familiar chat-like tool that facilitates persistent, project-based, content-centric conversations is a powerful combination that takes collaboration to the next level.”
Amium has been built from the ground up with security as a top priority. It implements numerous enterprise-class security measures designed to protect sensitive data and comply with various security standards. All files are stored in block fragments encrypted using AES-256, which also protects all data transmitted across the LAN or the internet. Amium also utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the hosting environment, which maintains ISO 27001 compliance, PCI Certification, and SOC reports.
Availability and Pricing
Offered as a free or paid hosted solution, the Amium collaboration product is available now for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms, as well as through a standard web interface. Free and paid versions of Amium support an unlimited number of users. The free solution provides a total of 2 GB of storage, up to 10 integrations, and the ability to search the most recent 10,000 messages. The paid version is priced at $10/user/month, with 100 GB of storage per user, unlimited integrations, and the ability to search all messages. To download or learn more about Amium, please visit amium.com.
With Amium, the industry’s first content-centric collaboration solution, AeroFS changes the way enterprise teams work. The cloud-based Amium solution unifies file sharing, file synchronization, team messaging, and associated collaboration activities in one place and in real time to make teamwork more efficient. AeroFS collaboration solutions help customers in marketing, design, financial services, government, energy, and other sectors improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their work teams. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is funded by blue-chip investors, including Avalon Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Y Combinator. Learn more about AeroFS at aerofs.com.
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