HighQ Takes On The Enterprise Collaboration Space With An Eye Toward Data Sovereignty
London-based HighQ is opening a new data center in Australia, growing its bid to provide locally supported enterprise collaboration and file-sharing products. The company has quickly expanding revenues, and a key offering: If you use HighQ, the U.S. government will likely have a harder time than usual getting its hands on your data than if you use a U.S.-based provider.
The enterprise collaboration space is hot and crowded. Microsoft wants Office 365 combined with Yammer and OneDrive for business to win. Box wants its large company-focused file-sharing and storage service coupled with BoxNotes and Office integration to win. Google is betting that its collection of productivity software and Drive storage will win. And Dropbox is pivoting to the enterprise as well, after long dominance in the consumer cloud storage market.
HighQ is competing with companies that are larger and wealthier.
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