It’s been a busy couple of weeks for major players in the increasingly colliding enterprise content management (ECM) and enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) markets. Hot on the heels of the IBM-Box partnership, announced on June 24, 2015, today we see Syncplicity spin-out of EMC. Skyview Capital LLC, a global private investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Syncplicity, although EMC will retain a financial interest in it.

News of a divestiture by EMC does not come as a shock, given persistent investor interest in unlocking shareholder value, but news of Syncplicity being the target line of business was a bit of a surprise. Syncplicity is a solid stand-alone EFSS offering, inching over the leader line in the last Forrester WaveTM for EFSS, and it serves as a mobile-friendly, modern collaborative interface to EMC’s ECM offering, Documentum.

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