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Stagnate or Automate: How to Make the Right File Transfer Choices

Published By: Ipswitch
Published:  Mar 14, 2014
Length:  9 pages

This newly-released e-Guide provides IT professionals who are “in the trenches” 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 Will they continue to rely on outdated “business as usual” solutions such as FTP and e-mail, which are no longer adequate in the face of today’s skyrocketing demands for file transfers?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 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
  • No visibility—the inability to locate files or create an audit trail are both big drawbacks to achieving compliance, and can require hours or days of painstaking searching
  • No integration—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 most convenient file transfer solution available, 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. 

Tagsipswitch, file transfer, file transfer systems, stagnation, automation, file movement, file security, regulatory compliance