Imagine this: you wrap up a long day at the office and come home to finally drift off to sleep in the silence of your cozy dark bedroom. Then all of the sudden you hear it! It’s quiet at first, but ultimately that dreaded “buzz” coming from your hallway gets more persistent. Your stomach drops as you reluctantly tumble from the warmth of your bed and peer around the corner. There it is, your work phone and as suspected, it’s your office with an urgent file transfer. You already know that your current FTP transferring method will not be able to meet this demanding request as quickly as is required. 

This scenario is not only a frightful nightmare, for many it is still a reality. Not having the appropriate speeds for your workflows can greatly jeopardize your company’s time and productivity. There are many reasons to upgrade your file transferring methods and today we will cover several key points as to why modern file transferring products are more sought after throughout various industries.   

  • UDP file transfer solutions are proven to accelerate your file transfer speeds: From scientific research in the laboratory, to creating thrillers on Netflix, most industries require movement of large data files. With MDDX (Research and Informatics provide data management services) they found it challenging to transfer all of their biomedical research data. When MDDX discovered FileCatalyst, their issues immediately dissolved. You can read more about the solution in our Case Study with MDDX.
  • Distant locations are a breeze: You could be completely off the beaten path, somewhere as rural as Camp Crystal Lake. It doesn’t make it any less important to transfer your files quickly and reliably. Working on site at a distant location is a prime example of where a fast file transferring product would be critical to your workflow. Again, avoid losing sleep at night, worrying about your data making it to their designated locations. It’s essential to do your research, yes there are free UDP file transfer tools, but most have very low caps of GB transferred. If you have any concerns utilizing UDP- protocol, FileCatalyst is happy to reassure you with the precautions we have taken. Look for an option that offers on-the-fly or per-file verification using configurable MD5, efficient re-sending of dropped packets, and much more. Our starting points are a great place to begin when researching our file transfer technology. Investing in the appropriate product will save you time and stress and has been proven to be a return on investment.
  • Don’t go batty over lost data and high fees: With other methods of file transfers it is very common to lose packets of data during the transferring process. It could mean massive delays on your research, production, etc. Often, file transferring is undervalued and then usually it’s not properly budgeted for. Don’t be scared away, understand that you have options, including flexible pricing which will stop you from sacrificing your data. With our UDP technology, FileCatalyst is immune to packet loss and we have a multitude of licenses, learn more about FileCatalyst’s licensing options.
  • Juggle like the Joker – multitasking made easy:  Sticking with a free UDP file transfer method could hurt your customization options. With many methods you are limited to one user profile and often one stream of transferring at a time, you do not want to risk having to prioritize your equally important projects. Ask questions when investigating products, if the answers are not visibly available on a website, there should be a responsive support team to assist you with exploring their product. When you are selecting your new product you should have an understanding for how many profiles you will need and your typical number of consecutive transfers.

Once you have researched transferring methods for yourself, you may realize that it is time you retire the products that have left you in the dust of other companies. Stop being the victim to slow file transfers. Be prepared with the latest technologies and options made accessible to businesses.