Archive for Year '0'

The Sky is the limit: Four ways accelerating files into and out of the cloud can improve your business »

The question of how best to utilize the advantages of the cloud was the catalyst for our newest software product, SkyDrop. Just released yesterday, SkyDrop builds some unique and very practical bridges to a cloud-enhanced business. Continue reading

IT Broadcast Workflow and the Art of Digital Asset Management »

For the past five years, IT Broadcast Workflow (ITBW) has offered a daylong case study program highlighting innovations in file-based operations by European broadcasting companies. With the rate of cloud-based software adoption in media ever increasing, tomorrow’s sixth annual summit promises to be the most intriguing yet. Throughout the day, organizations will share their complex technical and business challenges, the solutions they’ve found, and how they’ve worked with their technology partners to achieve success. Of course, wine will be served in the evening — we’d expect nothing less from an event at the esteemed British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London. Continue reading

The Consumerization of IT: Are illicit cloud apps risking your business security? »

There is a delicate balancing act going on in organizations between employees adopting cloud applications to help them do their job and IT’s need to secure the corporate network. This often results in employees downloading apps without approval. In fact, a report by Netskope found that there is an average of 461 cloud applications running in the enterprise — almost ten times more than IT had estimated. To change this dynamic, business groups and IT need to work together to meet the productivity requirements of the business while satisfying the security needs of the organization. Continue reading

Why media companies (and everyone else) are reconsidering FTP »

FTP is still used by the large majority of media professionals as a foundation technology for custom built applications to transfer large files. At one time, this 40+ year-old technology had its place. Now it’s slow, outdated, and very difficult to update and support. This SlideShare covers traditional uses for FTP and introduces Media Shuttle: a hybrid SaaS large file movement solution. Continue reading

The DPP and the Democratization of Media »

On October 1st of this year, the UK will host what is being called File Delivery Day, and on October 1st all broadcasters will begin to receive programming in digital format, no exceptions. If this seems like a sudden and drastic shift, it’s been a long time in the making. In September of 2013, a collective of UK based television companies and broadcasters called the Digital Production Partnership and championed by such giants as the BBC and ITV announced the transition, and its deadline–at which point broadcasters began to shift individually. Continue reading