At the start of a new year it’s always good to look back and take stock of where you’ve been, while at the same time looking to the future and where you are going. This is true for businesses as well. So, as we start a new year we decided to look back and do a brief recap of 5 of our top blogs from 2017. In an effort to also be looking forward to the year in front of us, the content in each of the blogs will continue to be relevant throughout 2018.

 Why Mainframes

Did you know that a big percentage of the world’s transaction data occurs on mainframes? Data, published by the Datatrain, suggests that 1.1 million high-volume consumer transactions occur every second on mainframe computers. They also disclose that more than 70 percent of Global Fortune 500 companies use mainframes to handle their core business functions. So why are companies growing their use of mainframes?

Read the full blog to find out.

 The Benefits of Data Networks

When considering data networks, companies usually have the same four concerns. Large shops are typically going to do thousands, if not tens of thousands, of data transfers a day. This is a lot of information to track and if something goes wrong, the time and cost to correct it could be more than the company wants to handle. The overall speed of data transfers is another concern we hear. Especially in this day and age, when companies are trying to move more data and do it in a shorter period of time. The third concern is overhead. The fear that the system they need will cost too much monthly. Lastly is security. If all their systems are connected, it would be easier for someone to hack their systems. This typically means everything would have to be encrypted, which would require more time and overhead.

Read the full blog to learn more.

 The Cost of Encryption

As the unfortunate experiences of many have made clear, simple password protection, anti-viral software and firewalls are not always sufficient to repel an attack. This is especially true for businesses and other organizations, which have to utilize high volumes of sensitive data on a daily basis. For information of critical sensitivity, many businesses decide to use encryption for protection. Encryption; we’ve all heard the term, but most of us have only a vague idea of what it really is.

Read the full blog to learn more about encryption and its cost.

Why Your Networking Guys Want Your Data Transfers Off the Network

Bulk data movement, access, copying and sharing requires a lot of bandwidth and can wreak havoc with interactive applications and other normal network traffic on the same system. Which means network delays, caused by bulk data transfers, have a negative ripple effect on the internal productivity of your company – and your ability to provide the quality of service needed to attract and retain customers. This could cost you sales and have a negative effect on your bottom line.

Read the full blog here.

3 Reasons the Need for Managed File Transfers is Growing

 Managed file transfer (MFT) eliminates human errors in tasks such as process automation, transactional integrations, and data extraction. MFT has become a crucial element for secure and effective management of data and is more important than ever in today’s ever-expanding digital world.

Read the full blog to learn the 3 reason MFT is expected to grow.