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Paul Castiglione

Paul Castiglione
Paul Castiglione is a technical marketer and product evangelist with years of experience working with IT professionals implementing software and SaaS integration middleware: web app servers/PaaS, SOA/ESBs, and MFT/MFTaaS. He's worked for a few start-ups (most were subsequently acquired by IBM), open source, and IBM WebSphere.

European IT Teams Woefully Underprepared for GDPR

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Last week we announced the results of a European online survey* that tested the attitudes of IT professionals towards regulation and compliance issues for 2015.  The results indicate a shocking lack of awareness and preparedness for the planned General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The regulation is due to come into […]

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Identity Management in a Dropbox World

Dropbox Ipswitch

Yesterday Dropbox posted an update at the end of their 10/13 blog that noted their servers were not hacked. Apparently the compromised credentials in question were stolen from a different source. At the end of the day, Dropbox isn’t to blame. The stolen credentials were used to access multiple services, […]

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Five Ways Dropbox Will Get You Fired

'You are Fired!'

The popularity of consumer file-sync-and-share solutions such as Dropbox continues to grow, as consumers appreciate the ease with which they’re able to transfer large files, such as photos and videos, to family and friends. While beneficial to consumers, these applications are problematic for IT departments. More and more employees use […]

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Five things your files would tell you (if they could talk)

FileTalk

If your files could talk, I guarantee that they would have a lot to say. With larger quantities of data being shared across more devices than ever before, we often mismanage our files and lose critical information. Nearly half (42 percent) of IT professionals report their organization does not mandate […]

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Why you need – and want – your file transfer to act like a delivery service

deliveryservice

Delivery services have come a long way over the past decade. Expecting a package? Check the status with the tracking number. Sending a surprise to someone in another state? Just log in to see when you will be getting an excited call. Or, find out before you even send the […]

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Managed File Transfer vs. SOA: Round 2

boxing gloves

Part 2: The convergence of Managed File Transfer-as-a-Service and SOA for multi-enterprise integrations In Part 1 of this post I discussed why managed file transfer thrives as an integration pattern in today’s highly regulated, multi-enterprise world, despite the growing use of transactional integration technologies like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)/Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), service-oriented architecture […]

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Managed File Transfer vs. SOA

boxing gloves

File transfer has been a common and serviceable way to exchange information among computer systems since the dawn of digital time. Even today, despite the growing use of transactional integration technologies like service-oriented architecture (SOA) and enterprise service bus (ESB), file transfer remains not only viable but also dominant across […]

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