BIT wanted to find a solution which reduced the need for employees to visit customer locations while also providing a more transactional solution for large organizations which simplified the configuration and mangement of file access, synchronization and sharing. They needed to find a solution which would centralize file sharing in their data center so they could retire file servers in small businesses. With hosted exchange, applications and virtual servers, these servers were last remaining driver of customer visit. At the same time, the larger organizations were looking for something simpler than Sharepoint that could provide the sync and sharing capabilties of Dropbox without the security issues around loss of data control and information leakage threats. BIT evaluated 5 different solutions before CentreStack and they were either too buggy or failed to meet the following key requirements: 1. Solution needs to be rebrandable as a Canadian solution. 2. The data must remain in Canada. For example there are clients with medical data that has to stay in Canada. 3. The solution must provide an easy way to move away from on-premise file servers without disrupting user work flows or creating significant support or training burdens. 4. The solution must provide a simple replacement for complex solutions like Sharepoint without creating security threats.