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10 File Transfer Challenges that impact Discovery and Adoption of New Best Practices

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

This newly-released e-Guide provides senior technology leaders with a concise assessment of the challenges they face with legacy file transfer systems—and looks at innovative solutions and best practices that can solve these problems.

Specifically, the e-Guide poses the question of whether the IT department will engage in Stagnation or Automation. Will IT continue to rely on outdated “business as usual” solutions such as FTP and e-mail, which are no longer adequate in the face of today’s skyrocketing demands for file transfers? Or will they implement new, automated solutions that enable them to overcome:  


  • Reliance on manual processes—IT loses productivity when it performs these tedious, repetitive processes and writes custom-scripts—a big concern for senior IT leaders 
  • No visibility—the inability to locate files or create an audit trail are both serious drawbacks when the auditors are asking questions and demanding compliance
  • Security threats—recent new stories show that no one is safe from multi-million dollar security breaches, and the pressure is greater than ever to maximize the security of files in-transit and at rest
  • Loss of strategic focus—when senior technology leaders are constantly “putting out file transfer fires,” it can distract them from the strategic initiatives that are at the core of their jobs

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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