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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.

Two Things That Can Spook Any IT Team

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Lost or stolen data is a nightmare in and of itself, but what can really make an IT team go prematurely gray is the audit that will inevitably follow. Given that today is Halloween, here are two things that can scare any IT professional, regardless of the time of year. […]

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We Need to Talk (about compliance)

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In my third and final post addressing the Osterman Research 2014 IT & Stakeholder Compliance Survey, I’ll address why IT professionals should work more closely with business stakeholders to better meet compliance. I’ll start by sharing key findings that show how much IT wants to work with LoB folks: IT […]

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IT Pros Concerned Colleagues Don’t Get Compliance

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In our second post on a recent Osterman Research survey, we reveal IT’s biggest concerns with other department leaders and their roles in compliance. Of the 153 members of the Osterman Research panel surveyed, the majority of senior IT decision makers  lack confidence in their own ability to properly manage […]

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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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    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.