The Freemium Service Creeps into the Enterprise

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise, Managed File Transfer, Megaupload, Secure Platform | By

Feds Shutter Megaupload, Arrest Executives Megaupload was based on a consumerization model, aka freemium service. This is where a vendor supports “free” users, working to convert the “free” users into paying customers.  By offering a freemium model, the task of governing millions of users and what they upload & download is simply impossible, not to mention costly. What we have seen is that the easy accessibility of these types of services becomes very attractive to a large percentage of the population and will often creep into the corporate environment.  According to The Application Usage and Risk Report by Palo Alto Networks, which monitored a week’s worth of traffic at 1,636 medium to large size businesses around the world, Megaupload traffic

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Lotusphere 2012 – Great Geek Challenge

January 3, 2012 | Posted in Cloud, Geek Challenge, Lotus Notes, Lotusphere 2012 | By

At Lotusphere 2012, we are excited to sponsor the Nerd Girls’ Great Geek Challenge.  This year’s event promises to be another fun and challenging evening as both nerd girls and boys come out and test their knowledge while enjoying food and drinks.  There is no need to register, just show up at the Fountain Restaurant in the Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday, January 17th before 8PM to enter your name into the drawing for the $200 Amazon Gift Certificate and secure your seat at a geek table.  Our own nerd boy, John Herr (who spent New Year’s Eve watching a marathon of the Big Bang Theory), will be at the event representing Thru, Inc.  We look forward to seeing if he

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