Monthly Archives: May 2010

Do People Realize What They Are Sending and the Risks Associated?

Tax season is behind us (at least for most of us) and we can all give a sigh of relief… but can we? This year, getting my taxes organized and handing them to my accountant seemed to be more difficult than usual. Fortunately for me, the Federal Government gave certain […]

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Peeling the Sterling Onion

Shocker!  So let me get this straight…. A leader in the B2B Gateway, MFT, and Integration Provider markets gets acquired and the leading analysts firms in the universe reduce it to an apps in the Cloud story????  SMH.  Let’s peel away just one layer of the onion… Just one layer, […]

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Ipswitch Steps Up To Replace Legacy Technology After Sterling Acquired by IBM

The growth and evolution of the managed file transfer industry continues to be a blessing for Ipswitch and our partners. The acquisition of Sterling Commerce by IBM (article) presents an opportunity for both companies’ customers and prospects to reexamine their challenges around advanced file services. Proprietary technologies and protocols such […]

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IBM Buys Sterling- A Glimpse From The Land Of Rounding Errors

To some folks this is just a flash banner on a website, amongst the many marketing messages that you typically find on a technology provider’s dot com website. “IBM acquires Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4B”. For many customers it means reconsidering 30 year old technology that enables many mission […]

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Tactical Need to Segment for PCI

PCI audit regulations around scope continue to drive the need for people to segment their networks, applications and often, their equipment.   At Ipswitch, we often see new enterprise customers fed up with their monolithic legacy systems coming to us with a “tactical” need to segment. Typically, these customers leave a […]

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“Inbox/Outbox” vs. Folders When Designing File Transfer Workflows

In the automated file transfer world there are two general user experiences. Workflow #1: Inbox/Outbox – When an end user (or application) signs on, it sees either one or two folders: an “inbox” where it can drop files and an “outbox” where he/she/it can pick them up.  Frequently when items […]

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Charging by the “core”? Really?

I just got off the phone today with another prospect confused by Ipswitch’s flat pricing policy.  The question was phrased something like this: “If I want to load MOVEit up on an eight-way, quad-core box to handle millions of files a month you’ll charge me the same as if I […]

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