The Ultimate FTP Command List

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Looking for a one-stop place for FTP commands? Look no further. This list of FTP commands should help you if you’re responsible for the day-to-day management of your FTP server, or if you have to batch files to your FTP server.

Included are both FTP commands and the FTP command line. If you’re interested in a printer friendly version to hang by your desk (so you don’t need to keep coming here!) or a way to share it with your colleagues, just click here and we’ll send it over to you!

By the way, we know this isn’t a complete list, but if there are any additional FTP commands you think should be added to this FTP command list, please let us know by leaving a comment! Continue reading

The Big List of FTP Server Response Codes

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FTP server response codes are helpful for system administrators in charge of their company’s FTP server. Often times, users might see these response codes listed in their favorite FTP client, such as FileZilla.

When troubleshooting a file transfer problem, it’s often helpful to identify the FTP response code that is being thrown around. It’s also important to ask what time of connection they’re using (ie FTP, SFTP, FTPS, etc…).

This guide will help you understand each element of the FTP server response code so you can better understand what’s happening. It will also give you a full listing of each error code.
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Designing Awesome IT Dashboards

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Dashboards are powerful visual tools that help various aspects of your business identify key performance indicators (KPIs), outlying data points, uptime and downtime, and other various goals. Creating an IT dashboard can be helpful for your day-to-day business and for long-term strategy.

When creating your dashboard, there are a few things to keep in mind. Audience, actionable metrics, and readability. These 3 factors are important when creating any IT dashboard. Continue reading

New Visualization and Trending Tools

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SmartFile has added new visualization and trending tools for our Enterprise customers. This feature release helps account administrators visualize and monitor audit trails, such as successful and failed login attempts, trending network file activity and all other SmartFile audit data points.

This new tool gives administrators new ways to monitor and ensure compliance. They can view past and real time audit data, enabling them to quickly identify unusual behaviors and outlying events.

The view can be filtered down to look at the user’s IP address or specific usernames to see the actions that were performed. Administrators can use this to see exactly when breach activities are occurring and what accounts are targeted.

With the new visualization and trending tool, reports and data can also be exported for additional business analysis through 3rd party tools.

Here’s a closer look at the new visualization tool: Continue reading

6 Hidden Costs During the Outsourcing Transition Period

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With every project, there are hidden costs we didn’t expect. With 542,000 IT jobs moving overseas in 2015 (Source), there will be a lot of hidden outsourcing costs not anticipated by CIO’s. One major area that get’s underestimated is outsourcing transition costs.

What are outsourcing transition costs? They occur during your transition period, usually 3-12 months after you’ve agreed to outsource. They aren’t contract related, and many are opportunity costs.

There are 6 key areas during the transition period that can blow up your budget. During this period of the outsourcing processes, you should not expect to save money. In fact, you’re going to incur heavy expenses. Per CIO.com, you should expect at least 2 – 3% of your signed agreement costs to occur during this transition period.

Here are the 6 areas you need to make sure you factor appropriately when budget time comes around… Continue reading

Is the XY Problem Giving You a Shellacking?

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The XY Problem is an issue for every organization — caused by poorly executed problem solving techniques. A person is trying to accomplish X, and they come up with a workaround using Y solution. Little did this person know, the original problem could be solved with relative ease — but figuring out their own solution is more difficult or less accurate.

The XY Problem gives I.T. departments a shellacking because you waste time solving the wrong issue. Usually it takes way longer to solve Y than it does to solve the original problem.

This article will show you how the XY problem can cause issues for an entire business proposition, which would cause major IT headaches (aka, get out of Dodge now!). It will also illustrate the XY Problem as a departmental issue. Finally, I’ll show you a few ways to identify if you’re dealing with an XY Problem. Continue reading