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10 Tough File Transfer Challenges—and One Sure Solution You Can Swear By

White Paper Published By: Ipswitch
Published:  Mar 14, 2014
Type:  White Paper
Length:  10 pages

This just-released e-Guide provides IT professionals who are “in the trenches” with a concise assessment of why legacy file transfer systems are no longer adequate in the face of today’s skyrocketing user demands. Specifically, the e-Guide exposes the limitations of “business as usual” file transfer solutions such as FTP and e-mail, and looks at an innovative solution that can make the IT professional’s job much easier. The e-Guide offers solutions to issues such as: 

  • No visibility (“where’s the file?”)—the inability to locate files or create an audit trail are both serious drawbacks to achieving compliance, and can require hours or days of painstaking searching
  • Lack of automation—performing manual processes and writing custom-scripts are both huge time sucks, and limit the productivity of each individual IT team member
  • No integration or centralization—when companies keep adding one home-grown file transfer system next to another, it creates a confusing maze of non-integrated systems that are difficult to maintain or administer
  • User workarounds—end users will use the easiest, most convenient file transfer solution available to them, even if it’s unauthorized, and this creates huge security, compliance and visibility issues for IT. 

The e-Guide also provides an overview of Managed File Transfer (MFT). It briefly explains what MFT is, and examines MFT benefits and capabilities that are not available in typical legacy systems. It also provides statistical evidence that MFT can significantly reduce file movement errors, exceptions and problems—and speed up error resolution times by nearly fivefold.  

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ipswitch, file transfer, file location, file transfer system, automation, integration, centralization, file transfer solution, managed file transfer, mft, file movement, file security, collaboration, information management