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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Gartner AADI Summit is this Month

November 4, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, File Management, Managed File Transfer, PaaS, Secure Platform | By

We are excited about this year’s Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) Summit in Las Vegas, November 29-December 2. Gartner says, “This Summit delivers on today’s key applications issues—from understanding the real business value of cloud computing and learning

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More Trends in the Managed File Transfer Market

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, FTP, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

In this second video, Lee Harrison and Thomas Skybakmoen, from Thru, Inc., discuss trends in the managed file transfer market, the drivers behind these, and what they see for 2012. While FTP replacement has been one of the key trends,

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FTP Migration – A Key Trend in the Managed File Transfer Market Today

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, FTP, Managed File Transfer | By

The explosion of files and file-sizes that need to be transferred is ever increasing. This upsurge is forcing organizations to take a step back and evaluate how they are handling today’s digital data.  This is just one of the factors

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Managed File Transfer (MFT) vs. File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

September 9, 2011 | Posted in Cloud, FTP, Managed File Transfer, MFT | By

The term “Managed File Transfer” (MFT) started to emerge in the mid 2000’s as a means to clearly distinguish between the 1980’s “File Transfer Protocol” (FTP) and the fresh approach companies were beginning to use to transfer data. As defined

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