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Over the last several weeks, we’ve examined the risks of using the public cloud in the enterprise workplace. From unauthorized file access to regulatory noncompliance, the potential scenarios vary from dire to more dire – and it’s up to decision makers to take control of their organiza...
In an effort to address an array of file-related challenges, many organizations automate file management tasks. Automation can enhance security, free up IT resources, and help you achieve order and control in an otherwise inadequately regulated file transfer environment. Let's take a ...
Come audit time, many organizations must demonstrate that data security protocols align with regulatory standards. In an era when consumer applications in the public cloud are hijacking enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) processes, how can you ensure your organization will pass a co...
When properly implemented and managed, secure enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) applications can improve project management and empower your workforce. Unfortunately, making the business case for secure EFSS isn’t always easy – especially when users and management aren’t aware of t...
From an IT manager’s perspective, there’s only one thing better than investments in valuable new infrastructure: getting more value from the IT assets you already have. Unfortunately, finding ways to harness that value isn’t always obvious. If you’re like most organizations we work wit...
NEWBURY, UK – 20 November, 2014 – Micro Focus International (LON: MCRO) today announced the completion of its merger with the Attachmate Group under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 15 September, 2014. Micro Focus International is a global leader in infrastructure sof...
 For a variety of industries, data security must meet rigorous compliance standards. Regulations vary, but one truism among all regulated industries is that confidential business data should reside on secure servers that unauthorized parties can’t touch. But even organizations striving...
The Attachmate Group a privately-held software holding company owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Elliott Management and Thoma Bravo, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus. The transaction is ...
 Applications like Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox combine an intuitive look and feel with convenient, cross-platform compatibility. Users can access files from any device, 24/7, which makes the apps great for small business and personal use. But for large organizations with a need for ...
As more collaboration and filesharing apps hit the market, IT is deluged with requests from employees wanting to bring outside applications into the enterprise. It’s your job to make things as easy as possible for your employees, but to say yes to end users you also must balance your o...
 By Stuart Meyers, APAC Regional Product Manager, Attachmate and Novell “Today’s post comes from Down Under. It was written by our esteemed colleague Stuart Meyers (au.linkedin.com/in/stuartmeyers). Stuart shares his unique perspective on what it’s like for Attachmate and Novell employ...
Experienced consultants can help you deliver an effective, comprehensive managed file transfer (MFT) implementation to IT, management, and users. But what level of expertise should your consultant offer? And what should MFT consulting services include? Here are three different ways to ...
The enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) market has been heating up for the past few years. There are now more than 120 vendors in this space and nearly all of them leverage the public cloud — infrastructure operated by 3rd parties – for storing files on behalf of enterprise use...
At enterprises, rolling out new technology often portends an extended period of adjustment. There are new procedures, new rules, and new software. Everything is new, and that’s good. But it’s also… confusing. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, pre-deployment should be...
Integrating applications improves speed, efficiency, and business process innovation. And thanks to today’s interconnected, globalized workplace, the need for robust application integration holds more urgency than ever before. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that man...
Expansive feature lists can make any managed file transfer (MFT) solution sound attractive. But what counts are the features you’ll use, and identifying them prior to actually implementing MFT can generate a storm of confusion. While every organization should determine which features m...
Automation puts file-transfer-dependent processes on the fast track. It’s how organizations integrate disparate systems to accomplish mission-critical tasks, and it’s an essential component of modern managed file transfer (MFT) solutions. But what about user-directed file transfers? Ac...
How easy is it for end users to access managed file transfer (MFT)? In workplaces dominated by familiar, yet shockingly insecure, file transfer methods – think email attachments, DropBox, and FTP – ensuring MFT’s broad adoption means prioritizing ease of use. Thankfully, modern MFT sol...
Imagine your organization has taken all the right steps to protect its important files and information from outside attacks. Is that enough? Firewalls, anti-virus software and priority access protocols only cover file storage. What about file sharing? According to Ponemon’s 2013 ...