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Cloud MFT Services Offer Opportunities to Enhance Applications for Ease of Access to Business Information

Published: 17 April 2013

ID: G00247445

Analyst(s): Ben Huang

Summary

Cloud MFT services allow organizations to create customized applications, including mobile solutions, with ease of access to business information. Application and infrastructure managers will gain insight into cloud MFT services that can be utilized for application development.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Because of increased demand for mobile access to business information such as work orders, schematics and manuals, application and infrastructure managers must address the challenge of providing reliable, easy access from mobile devices
  • When extending self-servicing portal applications with reliable, secure access to business information, application and integration managers will need to include file-transfer-related functions as part of the application
  • Because of the volatile, fast-growing market for cloud MFT services, application managers must systematically select the appropriate cloud MFT service to integrate or embed into their applications

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