Ipswitch File Transfer and Osterman Research to lead discussion on balancing end-user simplicity with IT control
April 18, 2012 – Lexington, MA - As employees continue to go around IT to use their own tools to send and share files in the workplace, Ipswitch File Transfer (FT), a leader in and managed file transfer and B2B solutions, and Osterman Research, a provider of market research, is broadcasting a webcast on how to balance the need for end-user simplicity with the governance and control required by the organization.
The 29 minute webcast, airing April 25, will illustrate how consumer grade solutions such as Dropbox, webmail and USB drives are putting organizations at risk and how a business-class file sharing solution is critical to governing and maximizing security and control. Industry experts David Boone, Director, Product Management at Ipswitch File Transfer and Michael Osterman, President, Osterman Research will address:
- Typical Tools - What are the products employees are bringing with them to work?
- What are the risks of relying on personal file sharing tools in the workplace?
- How can I balance the need of the individual with the requirements of the organization?
- Top 3 things to look for in an easy-to-use and governed business-class file sharing solution?
“Employees want simplicity and convenience, while IT managers require visibility, security and control,” said David Boone. “In what we predict to be a very opinionated discussion, we will explore the benefits, risks, and consequences, to the alternatives to the proliferation of personal file transfer and file sharing tools.”
“A recent Osterman Research survey found that only 22% of emails contain attachments, but more than 90% of the bits flowing through an email system are accounted for by these attachments,” said Michael Osterman. The reasons for using email as a file-transfer solution are simple: email is ubiquitous, it is based on industry standards, and it is very easy to use as a drag-and-drop file transfer utility, but it is of critical importance that organizations enforce safer file-sharing policies and minimize the danger of a breach.”
About Ipswitch File Transfer
Ipswitch File Transfer provides solutions that move, govern and secure business information between employees, business partners and customers. Our proven solutions lead the industry in terms of ease of use, allowing companies of all sizes to take control of their sensitive and vital information and improve the speed of information flow. Ipswitch File Transfer solutions deliver for thousands of organizations worldwide, including more than 90% of the Fortune 1000, as well as government agencies and millions of prosumers. Learn more at http://www.IpswitchFT.com