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MFT Filling the Gap in Your Software Portfolio

Posted by Scott Story on Mar 18, 2014 4:12 PM


Recently, we have been talking about Integration Suites in a variety of ways from Maximizing Your Investment, to Use Cases, and what to consider when you’re Shopping for Integration software.  But IBM has recently filled a gap in their portfolio with the purchase of Aspera, an MFT software provider.  I announced the acquisition in a previous blog, IBM Acquisition Expands MFT Portfolio, but what does that mean for you? 

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IBM Acquisition Expands MFT Portfolio

Posted by Scott Story on Jan 21, 2014 11:33 AM


IBM has completed yet another acquisition….seems like we hear that a lot, but this latest IBM purchase has caught my attention and will undoubtedly catch the interest of some of Remedi’s customers. 

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File Transfer Protocol (FTP) ... It's FREE, But Can You Afford It?

Posted by Brad Loetz on Oct 31, 2012 12:11 PM


Thinkronization Newsletter October 2012

Since 1972 companies have been utilizing FTP to move data between internal and external servers.  While other communication methods, such as HTTP, SFTP, and AS2 have been adopted by many businesses, a large number of businesses still use FTP to move files.  A recent survey by HubSpan indicates 70 percent of those surveyed still use unsecured FTP as their main transport protocol.   In addition, 49 percent of those say their top concern regarding file transfer challenges is security.  With this in mind, why are businesses still relying on a solution that can be unreliable, unsecured, and inefficient?

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AS2 Products Become Drummond Certified

Posted by Scott Hulme on Dec 15, 2010 11:13 AM


Here is a link to a press release from The Drummond Group and also the complete list of the 21 AS2 products that have recently completed the AS2-3Q10 Drummond Certified Interoperability testing.  AS2 is a protocol for the transport of data.

A sample of the companies includes Sterling Commerce, IBM, GXS, Seeburger, Cleo, EXTOL, TIBCO, and others.  This is interesting news in the EDI world as AS2 continues to become more and more popular as a messaging standard for B2B eCommerce. 

After reading the press release and the report regarding the certified products, please let me know if you have any thoughts or comments.

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