HP Autonomy has announced Autonomy LinkSite, a hybrid cloud solution that integrates HP Autonomy WorkSite - an industry-leading on-premises document and email management system - with HP Flow CM, HP's public cloud file sharing and collaboration service.
The launch puts the firm into competition with the likes of Box, Egnyte and Intralinks.
HP Autonomy said the new offering enables organisations to securely share and collaborate on files in the cloud with colleagues, customers and business partners while maintaining visibility to, and governance of, content from within Autonomy WorkSite.
Autonomy LinkSite enables a single file or an entire project folder to be shared in the cloud with internal and external collaborators, directly from the Autonomy WorkSite application. Autonomy WorkSite users have access to all their files, whether stored within the enterprise content management system or shared externally, through a single interface. This allows them to view, edit, share and search both cloud-based and on-premises content from one place, helping them save time and improve productivity, HP Autonomy said.
"For the first time, organisations no longer have to turn a blind eye to continued use of undocumented consumer file sharing services," said Neil Araujo, general manager, enterprise content management, HP Autonomy. "Businesses now have a very attractive alternative that satisfies the needs of the users as well as the IT and compliance teams."