SLA for Thru 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

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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

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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

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Online File Sharing Increases Security Threats

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise, File Sharing, secure file transfer, Security | 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

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Beyond Compliance – The Cloud Delivers

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Cloud, Content Delivery, Enterprise, Secure Platform | By

According to the InformationWeek 2012 Strategic Security Survey, the biggest challenge for security teams is not about meeting compliance demands, and preventing breaches, but it’s managing complexity, risk management and handling security challenges.  This comes after an era in which

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Big Data & MFT

June 1, 2012 | Posted in Big Data, Enterprise, MFT | By

In recent posts, I have talked at length about “Big” files and the issues around the transport and management of such data sizes, but now is the time to talk about “Big” data.   The market is well aware of the

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BYOD to Work…Really?

May 21, 2012 | Posted in Business Applications, Dropbox, Enterprise, Managed File Transfer | By

I know that consumerization is spreading throughout the enterprise, but nonetheless I was shocked to see in the Cisco IBSG Horizons Study that a staggering 95% of respondents (600 U.S. IT and business leaders), said their organizations permit employee-owned devices

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Transfer Large Files 2.5 Times Faster

May 11, 2012 | Posted in FTP, Large File Transfers, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

I’m continuously amazed with the number of tweets I see from business professionals devouring way too many cups of coffee as they impatiently wait hours, and sometimes days, for large files to transfer to their recipient(s) across/outside the country.  Angry

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Why Antivirus Matters

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Dropbox, Managed File Transfer, Megaupload | By

As pointed out before, in this blog and when covering this space at Gartner, most consumer file sharing solutions (several well-known vendors) allow files to be uploaded to their platform without antivirus (AV) and malware scans!  You might think that

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Consumer Dropbox in the Enterprise

April 2, 2012 | Posted in Cloud, Dropbox, Managed File Transfer, Megaupload, MFT | By

At first glance, consumer Dropbox tools are convenient and easy-to-use, allowing users to share video, music, and private content with family and friends within minutes. It’s no wonder individuals bring these seemingly harmless tools into the workplace. However, consequences arise

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