FTP

Beyond the Live Game: File-based content is increasingly central to covering major sports events »

This production model rests on the ability to transfer huge amounts of data, whether large files or many small clips, in a fast, secure and reliable manner.

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Old meets new: From legacy FTP to 8K »

Reflecting on the NAB show this year, I was struck by two extremes: emerging technology that’s still fringe like 8K video, and dying technology that’s still in use such as FTP. The media industry has long pushed technology forward, yet it’s surprising how much old technology still lingers in the industry's infrastructure.

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Get Your Fix of Fast Transfers »

In the accelerated file transfer world, it’s likely we’ve witnessed this phenomenon more than most technologies. Because for file transfer, the “old way” goes back 45 years to the creation of FTP.

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Transitioning from FTP: Why today's B2B solutions are SaaS »

There was nothing "user friendly" about the early Internet. By today’s standards — where most people abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load — the early Internet moved at a glacial pace. And, it was so technically esoteric, few people aside from computer experts and scientists understood how to use it. FTP, the Internet’s basic protocol for transferring files between systems, was invented in 1971 with its base specifications standardized during the 1980s. Even though FTP is still used today, its speed and user experience betray its legacy protocol status.

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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 Now it's slow, outdated, and very difficult to update and support.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.

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Five Reasons to Say Goodbye to FTP »

Do you wait hours for your large files to be shared with colleagues and clients? Have you ever struggled to use an FTP client? Do you worry about what has happened to your files after sending them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are that you've had to deal with an outdated FTP system. Here are five good reasons to say goodbye to our outdated FTP system.

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It’s 2:00 am. Do you know where your files are? »

The consumerization of IT has resulted in the proliferation of unmanaged, non-IT issued devices used to access and share corporate digital assets. We are all now 3+ device owning, information hungry, data consumers and sharers. And cloud storage redux (Dropbox et al. is arguably cloud storage 2.0 with companies such Storage Networks having pioneered the first phase in the 90's) is making it amazingly easy to share files to/from these devices –often, too easy, in fact.

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Signiant Adds Media Shuttle™ Resellers in Europe and South America »

Signiant’s newest solution providers include AD Digital of Brazil, Altered Images in the UK, Fofic Media Solutions in The Netherlands, Mediatrade in Finland, Promovisa in Spain, SAV in France and Visual Unity in the Czech Republic. These partners will offer various Signiant products, including subscription-based Media Shuttle file transfer software delivered from the cloud.

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