Archive for February, 2010
Multi-enterprise collaborative implementations and deployments can be extremely difficult to benefit from because all too often the companies deploying these solutions overly emphasize the security mechanisms and protocol support. While those aspects are important, the ecosystems around companies are expanding to include smaller partners and Prosumers that need to be managed, provisioned, and have their expectations met. In short, companies will need to spend the time and effort on better managing all aspects of the interactions in their ecosystem.
The agreement between Cleo Communications and Stonebranch is a good step in this direction, but we continue to advise our customers, prospects, and the overall market to strongly consider the visibility, management, and enforcement aspects of any type of integration and collaboration. Much of this partnership seems to be based on technology around providing multiple protocol and security support. I will never underestimate or undervalue the importance of protocols and security mechanisms, but I will always focus on the larger aspects of governance: visibility, management, and consistent enforcement of policies related to security and performance. These are the things that matter. This agreement furthers my strong and publicly stated beliefs that companies are consolidating their approaches to integration and collaboration.
Simply put, there continues to be a high degree of volatility (this impacts the entire marketplace in a positive way) in the managed file transfer market.
Frank: “Hey Dad, before I go off into the world what is the one bit of advice that you would give me?”
Frank’s Dad: “If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be save all your receipts and tax returns for seven years in a file cabinet someplace in the back of your closet.”
Frank: “That’s it?! You mean nothing about women? Nothing about credit? Nothing like own at least one suit and a pair of good shoes?”
Frank’s Dad: “Nope that’s it. Trust me you’ll see…”
Now that I’m older I can give this advice to my son. I can also give the same advice to e-mail administrators, “save all your e-mails, someplace safe, for at least three years… preferably more.”
Now here’s the technology part:
It’s becoming more and more apparent that offloading large file attachments from e-mail using a third-party technology integrated with e-mail servers, requires a rethinking of strategy of e-mail and data archival and storage strategy. Continue Reading
How does the popular UK tech blogger, Jason Slater, use WS_FTP Professional?
In his latest blog post, “Mass Transferring Files with WS_FTP Professional,” Jason reveals that he’s in the process of migrating his websites to a new dedicated web server.
In order to do this successfully, Jason needs to utilize a tool that transfers his data quickly and securely. That’s where WS_FTP Professional comes into play…
Jason explains that he relies on WS_FTP Professional to get this important job done and that he’s been using “WS_FTP for quite some years and [has] seen the product develop into the essential application it is today.”
To read Jason’s full post on WS_FTP Professional, please visit his website, Jason Slater Technology Blog.