Getting Started with Thru Mobile File Sharing

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Dropbox, Enterprise File Sync and Share, File Sharing, Mobile Business | By

With the release of the latest versions of Thru for iOS and Thru for Android, many of our users are finally jumping on the mobile bandwagon. Thru includes many security features to ensure that mobile file sharing is secure for business and enterprise. This blog should serve as a guide to make sure you are utilizing these security features to their full potential. Enable or Disable Site Access This is a very simple feature to enable or disable all user’s access to mobile devices. Default settings will have this checked, unless an administrator disables this. To modify this setting, go to Site Options and click on the Access tab. Be sure “Enable mobile access for this site” is checked and

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AADI Enterprise Integration

December 16, 2013 | Posted in Business Applications, Enterprise, Gartner AADI, Integration, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Last week while exhibiting at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration conference, I was reminded of a presentation I sat in on earlier this year on the topic of integration of file transfer and management capabilities into Salesforce. I estimate there were several hundred IT professionals including CIOs, IT Managers and Enterprise Architects in attendance as the company presented their solution. The presentation included lots of interesting facts about how many files and users were in the system, the types of files, and the vast amounts of highly sensitive data that was in the system. During the Q&A period, some astute audience member asked, and I am paraphrasing: “How are access rights maintained between the Salesforce and the file

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SLA for MFT Services

February 25, 2013 | Posted in MFT | By

Last month as Thru sent out the annual Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance letters for 2012, I was reminded of the great importance a reliable SLA plays in managed file transfer (MFT). The ability to establish and maintain an SLA is a major differentiator between enterprise solutions and consumer-focused technologies attempting to sell to businesses. Why is providing and maintaining an SLA so vital to managed file transfer solutions? It’s simple. A good SLA lays out the expectations between the service provider and the customer and provides metrics to measure effectiveness. Essentially, a good SLA differentiates between those who say they can provide a reliable service and those who actually do. Anyone can promise to be reliable and guarantee uptime,

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The AEC Industry: Gaining a Competitive Advantage through MFT Adoption

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, Business Applications, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Past research has identified the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) as being extremely resistant to new IT adoption. Why is that? Culture. As organizations do business, they quickly learn what works and what does not. This learning is assimilated into the company’s culture. The big mistakes of the past are remembered anytime an employee has an idea that sounds similar to the old one, and the idea is immediately squashed. A few bad experiences can quickly lead to a lot of assumptions that are not necessarily true, eliminating profitable strategies and greatly hurting the company’s ability to earn above normal profits. While this means that most AEC companies will be late adopters, it also provides a great opportunity for

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