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Advancing MFT Solutions

Word of today’s public announcement that Ipswitch has acquired MessageWay Solutions is already starting to spread, and fast.  Whether you’re an Ipswitch customer or employee, industry expert, or just learning about the Managed File Transfer space one thing is clear – The MFT industry is evolving and growing worldwide, both […]

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Going Global: Ipswitch File Transfer Expands Partner Program

Ipswitch File Transfer is going (more) global. We’re thrilled to announce the expansion of our already successful Ipswitch FT Partner Program.  It now boasts a number of new benefits for our global partners, including a new Elite Partner Level and a deal registration program. The Elite Level expansion was created for […]

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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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HTML 5, Memristors and Software Piracy

A quick summary of key industry happenings: A) The economic impact of piracy (including software) is *really* not understood: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-10-423. See pages 15 – 19 of the full report in particular. I’ve always been skeptical of the piracy claims, good to see someone actually reviewed them. I think it is […]

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What effect does Symantec’s acquisition of PGP Corp have on Ipswitch customers?

It’s been less than a day and I’ve already been asked twice about the effect of Symantec’s acqusition of PGP Corporation (announced today) will have on Ipswitch customers. The technical answer is “none”.   The OpenPGP standard has governed the industry for several years now and almost all PGP implementations, including […]

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