One of the factors transforming companies is the advancement of mobile technology. Communication between partners has been placed in the hands of workers in the form of smartphones and tablet computers. This proliferation of advanced technology in the workplace highlights the need for modern systems in other areas, such as managed file transfer and B2B integration.
Old fashioned file transfer methods such as FTP were not designed with mobile devices in mind. That is a critical factor for companies, as Gartner recently found 35 percent of tablet sales will go to enterprise users by 2015. That number accounts for tens of millions of devices, as the Gartner projection for tablets sold in 2012 is 118.9 million units.
Unless companies have a secure file transfer system that incorporates mobile devices, iPads and iPhones can be seen as a security risk rather than an enterprise benefit. The desire to access a company’s documents on the devices and make them a vital tool of the enterprise can be thwarted by a lack of effective security.
Modern file transfer software is up to the task, however, with the latest version of SEEBURGER’s SEE FX utility containing a mobile application version. Files of any size can be downloaded to iPads and iPhones and encrypted. The files are tracked and management has central control over the transfers, meaning Apple devices can now be a full part of a company’s secure file network.