When: May 2012
Why: The storage giant bought this cloud-based file-management startup in an effort to compete with popular services like Dropbox.
How it's being integrated: EMC (Fortune 500) offers Syncplicity's file-sharing capabilities for customers of both cloud and traditional on-premises storage. ,
Risk: Dropbox already has over 100 million users -- and the list of standalone competitors like Box and SugarSync is growing.
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