A Comprehensive Approach to File Transfer in the Enterprise

March 6, 2014 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise, Enterprise File Sync and Share, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Mobile Business | By

The enterprise file transfer space has seen a great increase in adoption by businesses in recent years. Organizations often have a combination of several file transfer applications. The analysts have bucketed these solutions into Enterprise File Sync and Share, or EFSS; and Managed File Transfer, or MFT, which includes Ad Hoc file transfer and B2B file transfer. Each of these solutions have been adopted for specific departments or workflows, which is normal technology evolution. As is the case in an early market, immature solutions are very rarely integrated with each other, but are disparate point solutions; each meant to address a single business problem. Sales or other departments may have EFSS technologies for sharing documents from their mobile devices. Moreover,

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Simplified ISV Partner Support

July 29, 2013 | Posted in Cloud, Industry Solutions, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Software | By

A well-known fact is that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) will always need to exchange files with their partners. In these symbiotic relationships, the files are often massive (i.e., core dumps), highly sensitive (i.e., public company databases), or both. This is a two-way street: Vendors push new builds and patches to partners and partners push log files and corrupt databases back to vendors. These are frequent exchanges and pose several laborious issues.  Software vendors exert significant labor in managing partner credentials and staging files where they are secure but easily accessible for partner IT personnel.  For partners, fast uploads and downloads and ease of access can be critical in time-sensitive situations. Moving on from FTP FTP had its place, but managing

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Why do Enterprises need a Customizable File Transfer Platform?

December 17, 2012 | Posted in Cloud, Enterprise, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Secure Platform | By

The entire purpose of the IT department is to enable business, and that should be the main goal of any IT solution. In this constantly changing world, IT solutions must be agile and able to change with the business.  Some businesses irrationally choose to build their own bespoke solutions as they feel this is the only way to get exactly what is needed. They shy away from commercial off the shelf software solutions that must be modified and extended to fit ever-changing needs, so they elect to do it internally. This is irrational because it is only the original project costs that are attractive, while the expensive hidden costs are in the operating, extending and modifying these custom software solutions. 

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Seeing the Light: Thru’s Exchange Solution

June 29, 2011 | Posted in Large File Transfers | By

Recently an IT Service Provider, Silverdog Communications, LLC, brought to light yet another interesting reason for adopting Thru, Inc. This provider’s customers include small to mid-sized financial firms that do not have IT resources on staff.  It turns out that the Thru service is a more cost-effective way to enhance Exchange 2003 Mail so that users in small to mid-size operations can work with high-volume and very large files, while keeping under the hard-coded limits of Exchange 2003 Mail databases.  For some customers, adding Thru allows time to plan and implement email server migration. For standard Exchange 2003, there is a limit of 16GB per database.  Exchange 2003 SP2 allows for database of 75GB, but the default is only 18GB

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