SEEBURGER Managed File Transfer - The TCO of FTP Hidden costs of “free” file sharing
Managing your business in today’s challenging global economy means managing information. Businesses have invested millions in ERP systems to manage their structured data, but over 80% of enterprise data is contained in files. With the range and ubiquity of file sharing options growing every day, companies are learning that what looks “free” and “easy” on the surface is actually creating costly and difficult management challenges.
Sharing files among people and systems is essential to today’s increasingly automated business operations. But when file sharing is not included in the design, execution and monitoring of core business processes, costly vulnerabilities are inevitable. This paper highlights the hidden costs of “free” file sharing, explores best practices for controlling them and outlines the business advantages of including file transfer in your business process management strategy.