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The announced product retirement of Sterling Connect:Enterprise by IBM creates an opportunity for users to make a switch to more advanced technology that provides better service, better scale to meet future requirements, and easier use and operation.read more
Most of the companies that contact us do so looking for guidance on automating their file transfer. Automation is primarily for B2B and predominately involves using SFTP, a simple but typical example might be that an insurance company receives files from a bank and the files need to be moved to another internal system for processing. Of course there are usually a wide range of other complex processes that accompany it, but you get the idea.
Last year saw a year of stability in the Managed File Transfer industry. The stand out news item was the reputed $195m acquisition of Aspera by IBM, which is due to complete shortly, highlighting the increasing importance of the secure movement of Big Data. A few other vendors had board and senior management reshuffles as the increasingly mature marketplace meant new business was hard to come by.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is a government body set up to regulate those organisations which handle personally identifiable data. Retaining a register of companies and their nominated data handler ensures that the ICO can follow up on any reported data leaks or mishandling of data.