Evaluating Cloud-Based File Transfer Services

Historically, the IT file transfer function has been controlled 100 percent in-house based on the clear advantage such control provides in the areas of security and responsiveness to in-house clients and business partners. Such control has, of course, been distributed among IT and line of business organisations with the help of third-party MFT software and services, but there has been no significant hand-off of responsibility for overall functionality to third parties. Now, however, this historical trend is giving way to the use of cloud-based services that will delegate a portion of in-house control to external technology.
This IBM whitepaper is to discuss cloud-based file transfer services, which are now figuring in the IT planning strategies of companies large and small across multiple business sectors throughout the world.