Controlling Costs, Improving Compliance, and Streamlining Integration with Managed File Transfer

3 Key Value Drivers for Managed File Transfer

by Sam Morris on July 30, 2012

No matter the size of an organization, files are constantly in motion between  employees,  servers, and applications; both internally and in exchanges with business partners and customers. File transfer is part of the day-to-day operations on which an organization depends. Because file transfer is so pervasive and vital, organizations that investigate managed file transfer solutions often look to recognize value in three key areas:

  • Cost control – Unification of technology and process that minimizes the recurring costs of developing, provisioning, securing, troubleshooting and reporting on file transfers.
  • Governance and Data Security – Applying security policy and auditing to internal and external file exchanges between users, between systems, and between applications.
  • Application Integration – Both the reliable movement of bulk data between applications and the facility by which secure and supportable file transfer is consumed within applications by application developers.

One or more of these managed file transfer topics may resonate with you, causing you to want to learn more.  That is why Realtime Publishers and technology author Dan Sullivan recently developed three articles that can help educate IT professionals on these key value drivers for managed file transfer. The Essentials Series titled, “Controlling Costs, Improving Compliance, and Streamlining Integration with Managed File Transfer,” is an excellent resource for those evaluating managed file transfer solutions for their operation.

The three articles, each focused on a specific value driver, are available on the Attachmate website at no cost:

  • Article 1: File Transfers Cost You More Than You Realize—What to Do About It
  • Article 2: Managing File Transfer and Improving Compliance
  • Article 3: Improving Application Integration with Managed File Transfer

Realtime Publishers’ synopsis of this Essentials Series nicely sets up these articles.

Data is constantly moving through organizations to business partners and into the cloud. Businesses depend on file transfer methods for day-to-day operations as well as for longer-term planning and analysis. Although file transfers might sound like simple operations, they are not. Network connections fail, data packets are dropped, disks become full, and, perhaps worst of all, ad hoc scripts might not provide adequate error handling and reporting to help you troubleshoot such problems. This Essentials Series outlines the business drivers for using managed file transfer solutions and shows how to improve compliance and application integration while controlling costs.

You can access this Essentials Series here.  

Secure and managed file transfer

If reading these articles leads you to want to learn more about managed file transfer, then check out the newly-revised Shortcut Guide eBook or any of the other educational resources available at Attachmate’s website.

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