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Managed File Transfer Mobile App Targets Cloud Storage

Posted by on Friday, 14 March, 2014

The introduction of smart phones and tablets quickly spawned an industry of mobile apps and cloud storage.  With the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace, the demand for simple and efficient file sharing skyrocketed.  IT departments lacked the tools to satisfy internal customer demands so, in the interest of maintaining productivity, employees found workarounds through unsecured apps and public storage.

GoAnywhere mobile apps

Best of Both Worlds

Today, Managed File Transfer (MFT) software is bringing document management full circle.  In addition to flexibility, automation and improved compliance reporting, MFT has dramatically simplified how trading partners and end users interact with documents.  Mobile apps and web-based clients are bridging the gap recently filled by cloud storage providers.

The real advantage lies in returning control to the network administrator.  Data remains on corporate servers so no information is uploaded to the cloud.  Authorized users are restricted to accessing designated folders and administrators control permission settings, such as read-only or upload rights.  Secure Mail functionality allows users to send email messages with a unique link to files that recipients can download securely through a HTTPS connection.

Reducing Risk of Data Loss

Reliance on policy enforcement to control data security was always an uneasy stop-gap solution.  Now, IT personnel can transition resources to focus on strategic initiatives rather than police information flow.

The GoAnywhere File Transfer app is available for download now on iTunes and the Google Play store. It is free to customers licensed for the GoAnywhere Services HTTP/s module.

If you’d like to learn more about Managed File Transfer and it’s ability to transform your IT operations, contact a GoAnywhere team member today.

Tested my new iPad with GoAnywhere – It works!

Posted by on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

Picked up my new iPad last night from the local Apple store.  It was busy in there, but they had plenty of employees to help the eager customers!  They had just received a shipment of iPads a few hours earlier, so I was in and out of the store with the little iPad box in just a few minutes.

I had been reading all the hype on the internet and thought it would be fun to try out this slick new device.

Both my kids have iTouches and love them, but I always thought the  screens were too small to be useful for internet browsing, watching videos, etc.  From what I had read from critics, the iPad was nothing more than a supersized iTouch… which I found is mostly true… but that big touch screen on the iPad is awesome!

First thing I did when I unboxed my iPad was to fire up Safari (the built-in browser) and  see how well it rendered web pages.  It did a nice job for web surfing.  The pages rendered very well.  It was easy to click on hyperlinks (using my finger instead of a mouse was a little weird at first, but it works great with that big screen.  I only “fat fingered” a couple links.).  Only thing I found it doesn’t support is Flash content, but hopefully Apple will get enough flack and will eventually support it.

Next I tried to connect to our GoAnywhere Director product through the iPad’s Safari.  It took me right to the login screen.  I keyed in the GoAnywhere user/password (using the touch screen keypad) and hit submit.  Login Failed!  Found out that I mistyped the user id, which is easy to do until you get used to typing on this thing.  Once I corrected it, I hit submit again and it took me right to the GoAnywhere dashboard.

GoAnywhere’s screens were rendered perfectly!  All of the graphics were lined up nicely.  The font styles and colors looked very sharp.  The drop down menus worked.  I was able to create a couple projects in GoAnywhere and execute.  No problem.  The performance was very good.   GoAnywhere’s client interface does not use applets, ActiveX controls or Flash… just HTML and JavaScript.  So I suspect that is why iPad’s Safari did not have any problems with it.  So when you are on the road with your iPad, you too will be able to work with your copy of GoAnywhere!

Besides using the browser, iPad is great for watching videos too.  It has a NetFlix app that lets you watch movies real time, which is great.    Eventually I hope most NetFlix movies are available to watch online so I don’t have to goto my mailbox for DVDs any more.

At first I was thinking about giving away this iPad at the next trade show as a prize, but now I think I will keep this one for myself.. and buy another one for the giveaway :)

The iPad is addictive.

~ Bob

Bob Luebbe

Bob Luebbe has worked in the IT field since 1985. During his career, he has worked in a wide variety of roles including software development, project management, consulting and architecting large-scale applications. Bob has been with Linoma Software since 1994 and is currently serving its Chief Architect. His main focus for the last several years has been developing technologies to help organizations to automate and secure their file transfers, as well as to protect data at rest through encryption and key management.

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