Acceleration pt 2 – Minimizing Data Sets

Accelerating File Transfer: Quicklinks Overview | Part 1: Compression | Part 2: Minimizing Data Sets | Part 3: Multiple Streams | Part 4: Alternatives (like FileCatalyst!) to FTP/TCP We began discussing the various ways that acceleration solutions can shorten transfer time. The first of these was the use of compression. The main point of the […]

March 05, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»

The product you don’t even know you need.

Yes, it is a cliché but seriously, you need FileCatalyst and you probably don’t even know it. I am obviously biased since I wrote a lot of the back end to FileCatalyst and have been "drinking my own kool-aid" for a while now. But haven’t you ever bought something and then a few months later […]

March 04, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»

Top 10 – security breaches related to file transfer in the recent months

Two of the problems we address with our accelerated file transfer solutions are security (offering SSL and AES encryption, as well as safe authentication methods such as LDAPs) and of course speed. By addressing speed of delivery, we also allow companies that would formerly record data to media such as DVD to instead use digital […]

March 03, 2009  |   Posted in FTP,Managed File Transfer by   |   Comments Off»

Acceleration pt 1 – Compression

Accelerating File Transfer: Quicklinks Overview | Part 1: Compression | Part 2: Minimizing Data Sets | Part 3: Multiple Streams | Part 4: Alternatives (like FileCatalyst!) to FTP/TCP As discussed on Feb 23, one of the most common questions people ask is, "How do you accelerate file transfer? Are the files compressed or something like […]

March 02, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   2 Comments»

Firefox 3, Google Chrome and Java Applets

When SUN finally came out with Java Plugin 1.6.0_10, I was extatic! Finally our Java Applets will be able to run in Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)  unrestricted, with the ability to access all parts of the c:\ drive. This was possible due to the "The Next-Generation Java Plugin"  which is completely independent from the IE7 […]

February 25, 2009  |   Posted in Applets by   |   Comments Off»

Accelerating File Transfer

Accelerating File Transfer: Quicklinks Overview | Part 1: Compression | Part 2: Minimizing Data Sets | Part 3: Multiple Streams | Part 4: Alternatives (like FileCatalyst!) to FTP/TCP When people first find out about FileCatalyst, one of the first questions asked is always, "How does your product speed up file transfer?" often followed by a […]

February 23, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»

The Value of good Support

One of Steve Kayser's latest articles, The End of Marketing and PR isn't exactly about the end of PR (rather, it's about the new approach businesses must take to marketing and PR), but the title of the article got me to thinking. To start with, FileCatalyst has been ramping up our use of the technologies […]

February 20, 2009  |   Posted in Staff,Support by   |   Comments Off»

Requirements From the QA Chair

...well, I don't really have a chair on this blog. Think of it as more of a stool with a fancy leather seat on it. There was a very interesting article waaaay back in Aug. 2007 that tried to answer the question of "Why IT Projects Fail". There are a couple points that I'll be […]

February 19, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»

Hey now (hey now) .ico .ico an nay

If you are anything like me, you are very particular about details. When it came time to redesign FileCatalyst.com about a year ago, we did what many companies do, and hired design professionals. This party was responsible for taking our overall requirements, developing a design we could sign off on, and delivering basic HTML templates […]

February 19, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst,Staff by   |   Comments Off»

QA – Come get some

The great thing about being "the QA" guy in a smaller company is that the answer to the question "what should I do about testing?" is usually "whatever you want...but don't kill anybody". The absolute power is blinding but luckily the 13 or so years of Testing under my belt helps temper this god like […]

February 17, 2009  |   Posted in FileCatalyst by   |   Comments Off»
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