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Ken Allen

Ken Allen
Ken is currently the Director of Product Marketing for Ipswitch File Transfer and is responsible for all product messaging, positioning and marketing content around the product portfolio. Prior to joining Ipswitch, Ken was the Director of Product Marketing at Metalogix, one of the largest Microsoft SharePoint ISVs. Ken was responsible for all marketing activity around the Metalogix Replicator product line, including go-to-market research, positioning, content generation, and program strategy. Before Metalogix, Ken was the Director of Marketing at Axceler, where he led the company’s global strategy and marketing efforts including marketing strategy, lead generation, market awareness, competitive positioning and branding. Prior to Axceler, Ken led the product marketing team for the managed hosting business at Computer Sciences Corporation. Ken’s past experience also includes IBM, ATG, and Lotus Development Corporation. Ken holds a BA in mathematics / computer science from Hamilton College and an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

Are You Meeting Compliance?

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In a recent survey conducted with Osterman Research, we set out to answer a relatively simple, but critical question among IT professionals: how compliant is your organization? The survey, conducted this past June with 153 members of the Osterman Research survey panel, revealed IT pros’ concerns for meeting compliance. Some […]

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Cloud-based solutions deliver additional value for HIPAA compliance

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 According to a recent Ponemon Institute report, seventy-two percent of the 600 IT professionals surveyed believed their cloud service providers would fail to inform them of a data breach that involved the theft of confidential business data, and 71 percent believed the same for customer data. Healthcare organizations have been […]

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Where Do You Fall Within the Data Protection Divide?

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Ipswitch recently conducted a survey of more than100 IT professionals unveiling that employees feel an overwhelming sense of personal responsibility to protect corporate information or data. While accountability was high (84 percent) from an individual standpoint, 42 percent of respondents indicated that their organization does not mandate methods for securely […]

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Transferring Healthcare Files in the US? Here are the Terms You Should Know

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Of course, in order to understand the challenges (and solutions) of healthcare file transfer, there are a few essential terms that you’ll need to know. Let’s take a closer look at a few in particular: HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  This act requires the Department of Health […]

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4 Things We’re Looking Forward to at Infosecurity 2014

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A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to attend RSA, one of the biggest and best security conferences here in the States. Today, I’m overseas attending Europe’s leading security conference. It’s a tough job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it. I’m talking of course about Infosecurity 2014, which features […]

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The Road Ahead: Vision for Managed File Transfer Industry

Earlier this week we published new survey findings around IT frustrations with manual file transfer, with the vast majority of respondents equating the process with sitting in traffic. TechRadar Pro reporter Juan Martinez wrote a story about the findings, and I had the chance to catch up with him via […]

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IT Pros: Manual File Transfer Processes as Frustrating as Sitting in Traffic

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Nothing is more exasperating than sitting in traffic. Trust me, I have an hour and a half bumper-to-bumper commute each day! In honor of stress awareness month, Ipswitch surveyed more than 100 IT professionals to identify the level of frustration that comes along with manual file transfer processes in their […]

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    Ken Allen

    Ken is currently the Director of Product Marketing for Ipswitch File Transfer and is responsible for all product messaging, positioning and marketing content around the product portfolio. Prior to joining Ipswitch, Ken was the Director of Product Marketing at Metalogix, one of the largest Microsoft SharePoint ISVs. Ken was responsible for all marketing activity around the Metalogix Replicator product line, including go-to-market research, positioning, content generation, and program strategy. Before Metalogix, Ken was the Director of Marketing at Axceler, where he led the company’s global strategy and marketing efforts including marketing strategy, lead generation, market awareness, competitive positioning and branding. Prior to Axceler, Ken led the product marketing team for the managed hosting business at Computer Sciences Corporation. Ken’s past experience also includes IBM, ATG, and Lotus Development Corporation. Ken holds a BA in mathematics / computer science from Hamilton College and an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.