File Sharing – Wanted, But Feared

Cortado survey reveals consumers and business users needs and experiences in file sharing and working with mobile devices

(Denver, November 18, 2014) In August 2014, the enterprise mobility expert Cortado surveyed more than 350 consumers and business users about their needs and experiences in file sharing and working with mobile devices. The complete research note with specific results and graphics can be downloaded at

The results provide interesting information on the extent and use of file sharing, as well as what users want when working with smartphones and tablets.

The survey found that 85 percent of the respondents share files. 37 percent use file sharing only to share between their own devices, 48 percent with other people. For 88 percent, sharing with other people only occurs with a known group of people. But, as much as file sharing is used, the security concerns are enormous.

Other interesting results from the survey include:

–        60 percent of the respondents use their personal device for work too.

–        53 percent of these business users said that their company has no concept for working with mobile devices.

–        Business users most wish for file access with viewing of the file, followed by editing the file, printing, and file sharing.

–        65 percent of users, and 72 percent of iOS users, prefer the operating system’s preinstalled email app.

The complete research note with specific results and graphics can be downloaded at

This press release is available online and ready to download:

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees. Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

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