Government Budget Crisis? Move Services to the Cloud!

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Cloud, g-cloud | By

In previous blogs we have focused on the increasing adoption of Cloud services by businesses to reduce capital and operating costs.  However, for governments with budgets and funding under intense public scrutiny, the strains on capital and resources are magnified.

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What is Managed File Transfer?

February 16, 2012 | Posted in FTP, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer | By

There has been an increased buzz around what Managed File Transfer is and how it improves security, speed, and manageability of moving large files. This talk is drawing the attention of an increasing number of business executives and managers, often

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Why Companies Should Fear Consumer File Transfer

February 15, 2012 | Posted in FTP, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

“Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski has sued a former partner and his new firm, Stevens & Lee, for allegedly installing software on Elliott Greenleaf’s computers that allows the partner to have continued access to the firm’s files in the “cloud.” The

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The Limitations of FTP Servers

February 3, 2012 | Posted in Cloud, FTP, Large File Transfers, MFT | By

Today many organizations still rely on traditional File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers to circumvent email size limitations. These legacy systems do not offer any central visibility or provide a unified, integrated solution for all internal and external file transfers, placing

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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

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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

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What’s Driving Companies to the Cloud?

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, Managed File Transfer, MFT, PaaS, Secure Platform | By

Earlier this year Bitcurrent–an analyst firm focusing on emerging technologies and how to put them to work–released a survey which provides some insight into why companies (of various sizes) are adopting the cloud.  The survey was not comprehensive, but provides

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Thru's MFT – Built on Key Features

December 12, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT, Secure Platform | By

I keep reading about managed file transfer (MFT) vendors adding new features–the latest ones include:  antivirus, the ability for customers to upload/download over 2 gigabytes from any Web browser, analytics with reporting, and better security.  Several claim to be the first to introduce these

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Gartner AADI 2011 – Where Clients Woke up to the Benefits of the Cloud

December 7, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

Having participated in several Gartner conferences over the years, as a Gartner Analyst covering Managed File Transfer (MFT), I am very familiar with Gartner research and trends. While working for Gartner I have seen the Cloud evolve from a curious

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Businesses are Embracing Cloud Computing

November 22, 2011 | Posted in Business Applications, Cloud, Content Delivery, File Management | By

More and more businesses are embracing cloud computing as a way to enhance their business processes, reduce time to revenue, and deliver new services more effectively. Business users are adopting the cloud 4 to 5 times faster than their IT

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