Secure File Transfer with iOS 7

October 8, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise File Sync and Share, Managed File Transfer, Mobile Business | By

On September 18, 2013, Apple released iOS 7, the latest operating system for iPhone and iPad. The operating system is available on both new and older devices, so iPhone and iPad owners are now trying out the new features available with Apple’s sleek redesigned platform that were absent in previous versions. Apple delivered a streamlined, minimalist design. “Conspicuous ornamentation has been stripped away. Unnecessary bars and buttons have been removed,” Apple writes on its website. “And in taking away design elements that don’t add value, suddenly there’s greater focus on what matters most: your content.” Beyond the redesign, iOS 7 also boasts new features and functionality like configuring per app VPN, new MDM configuration options, and enterprise single sign on.

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Be Productive: Use Managed File Transfer

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Integration, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT, secure file transfer, Security | By

In 1913, Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company revolutionized efficiency and workflow in the factory with the first moving assembly line, developed for the Ford Model T. The assembly line focused on simplicity to: Bridge distance gaps in the assembly process so that workers have components close at hand Move work in progress easily during assembly Deliver finished work as conveniently as possible One hundred years later, these concepts still apply to business. This approach led to the development of workflow techniques to improve quality and productivity simultaneously.  Though workflows originated with the assembly line, they are still relevant in enterprise today to improve planning and quality, balance workloads, and eliminate bottlenecks. Businesses of all sizes and in all

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Managed File Transfer Meets Mobility

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Enterprise File Sync and Share, Managed File Transfer, Mobile Business, secure file transfer, Security | By

Tablets have become a force to be reckoned with in the enterprise. While sales of PCs – including both desktop and laptop computers – have declined in recent years, sales of tablets have skyrocketed. Initially, people bought tablets for personal, recreation use. However, times are changing. Recently, popular productivity blog Lifehacker polled their readers, and well over 60% of those who responded used a tablet for work. But it doesn’t stop there. According to a poll conducted by CDW, people aren’t just using tablets at home; 59% of respondents reported that they’re bringing their own tablets to work as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Cloud Storage Goes Mobile What gives tablets an edge over PCs in

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FTP Replacement: Thinking Outside the Box

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Dropbox, File Sharing, FTP Replacement, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Consumer dropbox applications have attracted millions of users, and the popularity of these solutions is growing by leaps and bounds. It’s not hard to see why free file sharing services are so in demand; they’re inexpensive and easy to download, with available storage, synchronization, and file transfer capabilities just a couple clicks and a few short minutes away. Though most consumers use free file sharing services to increase productivity by accessing and syncing files from multiple devices, these applications lack key features that would make the solution a good fit for the enterprise. In fact, many organizations have implemented IT security policies to block consumer dropbox applications and do not let users access portals classified as “personal network storage.” However,

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Managed File Transfer: Meeting the Challenges of e-Discovery

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Big Data, Cloud, File Management, MFT | By

Legal action is an unfortunate but sometimes unavoidable part of doing business. To prepare for potential litigation, corporations need solutions to support the intricate processes and manage the documentary evidence that is involved. Organizations must ensure that all company information is fully auditable and trackable in the electronic discovery (e-discovery) process while still reaping the benefits of cloud file sharing solutions. A comprehensive managed file transfer platform can help. Consumer Cloud Storage Pitfalls In today’s climate of readily available consumer file sharing applications, employees can potentially upload, download, and share company data without any IT oversight. When legal disputes arise, using consumer file sharing services puts companies at risk of lost evidence, chain of custody infractions, fines, and, as a

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Improving IT Costing Transparency

August 19, 2013 | Posted in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Business Applications | By

The role of IT in enterprise has evolved. IT is now involved in delivering, brokering, or integrating IT services owned by entities outside the enterprise. This shift in operations affects IT funding and procurement decisions. IT organizations are more service-focused. They must also approach IT costing transparency and chargeback differently. Many IT departments and leaders struggle with streamlined costing and want to gain visibility into IT costs to establish legitimacy, responsibility, and accountability for IT services. Even in 2013, many organizations use a decidedly low-tech approach to tracking IT costs. IT departments often track costs manually, using a simple spreadsheet, and this approach to costing is inefficient at best and doesn’t help IT departments determine costing and chargeback effectively. Streamlined

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FTP Replacement for the Oil and Gas Industry

August 12, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, File Sharing, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Mobile Business | By

IT departments for oil and gas companies often face an uphill battle to meet industry file transfer demands. Like many other industries, oil and gas companies are concerned with speed and security when transferring data, but they must also consider the possible complications transferring very large files across vast distances. MFT and Large Files File size limitations are at the forefront of the IT department’s collective consciousness when deciding how best to transfer files in the oil and gas industry. Oil and gas exploration companies with energy services such as wireline operations often need to take snapshots of wells to detect oil or natural gas hydrocarbons, and the log files of these snapshots can be up to 20 gigabytes. Many

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MFT PaaS for Programmatic File Transfer

August 6, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT, PaaS, Secure Platform | By

Enterprises can help ease some of the burden on IT with a managed file transfer platform as a service (MFT PaaS) solution. Thru Managed File Transfer Platform as a Service lets business empower their web portals with Thru functionality and streamlines workflow through custom integration with any application that uses web services. By offloading management to a third-party service and leveraging APIs to share data, IT can focus on more valuable tasks, adding to the competitive edge of the enterprise. Integrate with Any Application The Thru Managed File Transfer Platform enables programmatic transfer of files from cloud to on-premises or between cloud applications by leveraging API services, eliminating unnecessary custom integrations. The platform centrally manages files across applications with a

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A New Take on Partner File Exchange

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Managed File Transfer, Project Management | By

Sending files is seldom one-sided. Enterprises can share large files and folders, streamline workflow, and keep projects moving forward by using managed file transfer with their partners. While also integrating with platforms such as Microsoft Outlook, Thru enables companies to share files and folders with their partners quickly and easily without sacrificing security for the enterprise. Cloud File Transfer with Partners Though some enterprises prefer their data to reside on premises to increase download and upload speed, businesses have embraced file transfer with data stored in the cloud as a way to improve business processes and deliver information quickly and securely. Cloud-based managed file transfer lets employees and partners access, download, and upload data easily from any location. A New

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How EFSS Fits with MFT

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Enterprise File Sync and Share, MFT | By

In the world of managed file transfer (MFT), organizations are implementing solutions to reliably and safely transfer information for application-to-application and B2B system-to-system scenarios. However, in the realm of user-to-user file and data transfer, things get more complicated and threaten corporate security for many companies. The demands of a mobile workforce are growing by leaps and bounds. As organizations struggle to meet these demands, employees often turn to free consumer dropbox services for file sharing and collaboration capabilities. Organizations must inevitably address file transfer challenges in an increasingly mobile world to extend file sharing and collaboration functionality to employees while also considering compliance and security. Download White Paper: Thru for Enterprise File Sync and Sharing Managed File Transfer Organizations use

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