Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach
The internal and external challenges that loom high among vendors, trading partners and big companies center around organized file transfer that contain information related to finance, medicine and other critical applications. This often stands in the way of loser IT productivity and high infrastructure. But with a strategic approach one could solve this problem easily and score in the big cards. This paper talks about the approach one could take to manage data transfer which serves as the backbone to a successful business transaction. The major problem an enterprise usually faces during a file transfer is the security, manageability and auditing gaps. There are several methods to transfer files of which the least reliable one is the instant messaging. File transfer is mostly complex blue prints, contracts and product specifications and product photos that should be sealed from competitors. There are also third party providers who take up the job of transferring important files and docs. But it normally do not address the full spectrum of information that trading partners require. There are also e-mails and internal solutions that take up file transferring. Once this paper is read all the queries regarding the evolution of a sensible file transfer approach, the control, comprehensiveness and centralization involved in Information Exchange and the method of leveraging the trading hub will be cleared beyond all doubts. Provided by Inovis, Managed File Transfer (MFT) is now a must have for all enterprises because it monitors and confirms that each file not only reaches its destined location but ensures that confidential files remain that way. Banks and Insurance companies are going to benefit greatly from this because MFT is scalable, automated, cost effective and totally secure.