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Gartner 2011 Research Outlook on Managed File Transfer

Published: 04 March 2011

ID: G00211169

Analyst(s): Thomas Skybakmoen


Organizations have diverse uses for managed file transfer, ranging from tactical, such as the management of large e-mail attachments or replacement for FTP, to larger governance and applications, B2B and cloud integration efforts. This research outlines our plans for MFT research in 2011.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • MFT Is Popular for a Number of Reasons
  • MFT in Relation to Governance
  • Inquiry Trends Center on Solutions and Best Practices
  • Organizations Have Three Choices for MFT Deployments
    • MFT On-Premises
    • MFTaaS and MFT Managed Services
  • MFTaaS in Demand
  • MFT and Open Source
  • MFT Is Not Always a Stand-Alone Technology
    • Integration Brokerage
    • CSB
    • iPaaS
    • Embedded Integration

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