We enjoyed reading the recent CIO article regarding taming the transfer of monster files. Perhaps it was the mind boggling opening line that tipped us off that we were in for a good read “Despite being outdated and insecure, FTP continues to be a popular method for file transfer…” ?
This article is a must read for any IT department who is still relying on FTP for business file transfer. The reasons for ditching FTP in favor of a managed file transfer solution are all in this article: failure transmissions, compliance concerns, collaboration benefits.
Using FTP for file transfer is analagous to hitching a wagon to go across country versus flying. Cross country wagon rides used to be popular but today they are considered a lot more difficult, less secure and time-consuming than an airline ride.
Is FTP finally going the way of the cross country wagon ride?