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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Adventure Down Under at Gartner AADI Sydney

August 1, 2013 | Posted in Cloud, Events, Gartner AADI, Managed File Transfer, Security | By

Gartner AADI Sydney Summit Recap Last week, I traveled to Sydney, Australia to attend the always popular Gartner AADI Summit (Application Architecture Development and Integration). This is the primary event on the Gartner calendar distinctively covering integration/SOA, cloud computing, mobile, big data, and so on. Though this was a short event, starting Monday morning and ending Tuesday afternoon, I enjoyed the well informed conversations and was impressed at the number of visitors to our booth who showed in depth interest in our products and presentations. We were honored to have Rick Holliday-Smith (Thru Board Member, Servcorp Board Member, ASX Chairman, and Cochlear Chairman) along with Marcus Mouffarige (COO, Servcorp) as our very special event guests at our booth.  Rick and

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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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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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Approaching Mobile Business

July 8, 2013 | Posted in Enterprise File Sync and Share, Mobile Business | By

The mobile workforce has become an undeniable facet of business technology. When faced with a quickly changing mobile landscape, companies must consider the how to provide functionality and maintain a competitive edge with efficient business practices. The Denial Approach Though it isn’t practical or sustainable, many organizations simply choose to refuse to ignore the growing demand for mobile devices in the enterprise. Many companies cannot keep unwanted mobile devices off their networks, and users can easily connect personal devices unbeknownst to management, resulting in possible data leaks. The Enterprise-Liable Approach As demand for mobile capabilities grows, many companies consider taking an enterprise-liable approach, issuing employees mobile phones. This approach gives IT the control over data and security that many CIOs

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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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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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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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Online File Sharing Increases Security Threats

June 26, 2012 | Posted in File Sharing | By

Last week Symantec posted the results of their 2011 SMB File Sharing Survey, revealing that online file sharing poses the greatest security risk to SMBs. These results do not come as a surprise, as unsecure and unregulated freemium file sharing services (with millions of simultaneous users on a shared platform) have crept onto corporate networks at an unprecedented pace—74 percent of survey respondents said “they adopted online file sharing to bolster their own productivity”. The problem is that the employees concern for boosting their productivity takes precedent over corporate security. In fact 61 percent, of the 1,325 organizations surveyed, said that employees are the ones making the decision about which file sharing services are being used. The problem is that

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