We use FTP to provide a file transfer mechanism between users, customers & suppliers. I regularly get asked if FTP is the best and easiest mechanism for this purpose. My answer is: “it works”. The command line client is also available in most operating systems and there are a lot of GUI clients available out there to make the process easier for the user. So, what is driving this questioning of the “old” FTP method? What are users seeing out there that makes them think FTP is no longer useful or unable to meet the business needs?
Is it things like iTunes Store? Something like CNet’s Download.com? What do you think? Does FTP still have enough capabilities to make it in today’s technology market? What file transfer solutions do you use? What are the advantages and pitfalls of your chosen solution(s)?
My ears and eyes are open on this topic. Share your feedback with the ITKE community. Stand up and be heard!
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