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Cloud IT: File-sharing firm SmartFile announced an equity raise of $1.1 million led by Indiana firms VisionTech Angels and Elevate Ventures. Bootstrapped since 2009, this raise marks the first round of venture cash for SmartFile...(read more)
October 12, 2016

Cloud IT: Meanwhile, SmartFile reports, the annual losses related to cloud- and on-premises data storage, lost or inaccessible files, sync problems, unauthorized cloud services, and VPN access can add up to as much as $154,954 a year...(read more)
October 10, 2016

National Mortgage News: "Doing it now when things are calm will ensure nothing is overlooked in the frenzy that happens after a potential breach," said John Hurley, CEO of secure file management and transfer services provider SmartFile...(read more)
October 9, 2016

Xconomy: According to a new quarterly report put together by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association, Indiana's VC and angel investment activity was down in the third quarter of 2016...(read more)
October 6, 2016

TechBeacon: In addition, in-depth knowledge of system administrators will always be critical when new servers need to be configured, new tasks automated, or unexpected problems solved, says Ashley Mathew, team lead at SmartFile...(read more)
October 5, 2016

Website Magazine
The Website Magazine: A recent survey from SmartFile shows that IT system administrators lost an average of $21,899, or 661 IT ticket hours, in productivity costs each year...(read more)
October 5, 2016

Huffington Post
The Huffington Post: There is a Catch-22 when it comes to shadow IT. Even though IT does not permit the use of outside apps or programs, they're still responsible for what happens when employees do go outside the business for file sharing or management...(read more)
September 27, 2016

Entrepreneur: SmartFile, a secure file management and sharing platform, is another startup that is growing quickly SMB's along the way. SmartFile is a solution aimed at helping SMBs save time by consolidating files into a unified management tool...(read more)
September 9, 2016

Channel Buzz
Channel Buzz: Tyler Snetselaar has been named Director of Strategic Alliances and Channel Partnerships, as SmartFile looks to expand its channel presence, especially among systems integrators serving the enterprise...(read more)
August 23, 2016

Beta News
BetaNews: Ransomware has affected over 13.1 million US citizens. That's 4 percent of the entire US population. Half of those people will pay a steep ransom of up to $500...(read more)
August 18, 2016

Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal: Develops a secure enterprise file management and sharing service...(read more)
August 17, 2016

Indiana Business Journal
Indiana Business Journal: The enterprise-file-management company hauled in the money from Vision Tech Angels and Elevate Ventures, both based in Indiana. CEO John Hurley said he's pleased to get the funding from his own backyard...(read more)
August 17, 2016

Xconomy: SmartFile aims to raise its profile in a crowded market of document management software offerings and it now has $1.1 million in new capital to help...(read more)
August 17, 2016

Inside Indiana Business
Inside Indiana Business: SmartFile says the investment, led by Indianapolis-based VisionTech Partners LLC and Elevate Ventures, will be used to continue growth and further develop its platform...(read more)
August 17, 2016

CSO: As a security pro, you're well aware of the magnitude of the ransomware problem. But did you know that, according to a November 2015 study...(read more)
July 21, 2016

No Jitter: SmartFile CEO John Hurley talks about how hackers use social tactics to execute attacks and what can be done to stop it....(read more)
July 15, 2016

LifeHacker: Prevention is key, and that starts with education, not to mention strong, updated antimalware protection for all of your devices. The graphic explains further below, and you can hit the link below to read the full accompanying article...(read more)
July 14, 2016

Indiana Business Journal
Indiana Business Journal: Don Scifres, a Midwest venture capitalist and former private-sector executive, has joined Indianapolis-based software company SmartFile as president, the company announced Wednesday...(read more)
June 15, 2016

IT Portal
ITProPortal: When it comes to balancing productivity and data security, business owners are dealing with a dilemma. Do you improve access or do you protect your corporate assets?...(read more)
June 15, 2016

MBX Systems
MBX: SmartFile’s HPE faceplate is like no other, making MBX the first OEM-Integrator Partner to create an HPE bezel with no resemblance to the standard design...(read more)
June 7, 2016

CSO: File management and storage provider SmartFile offers insight into the Shadow IT phenomenon, the hidden costs to your organization, and why it isn't likely to go away anytime soon...(read more)
May 31, 2016

IT Business net
IT Business Net: For instance, on-prem file management tools like SmartFile are engineered for IT governance and designed for the employees with various access requirements. They replace legacy storage, FTP servers and cloud accounts in your business...(read more)
May 13, 2016

PC World
PC World: At Interop 2016, Network World chats with John Hurley, CEO of SmartFile, about how enterprise IT departments can embrace "rogue users" and "Shadow IT" instead of shutting them down...(read more)
May 9, 2016

Indiana Chamber
Indiana Chamber: Hoosier organizations with a strong workplace environment were recognized Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Before a crowd of 1,200, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled rankings for the 100 companies that made the 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana list (25. SmartFile / Indianapolis)...(read more)
May 6, 2016

CIOL: At this moment, most businesses probably aren't sharing state secrets, but information that's just as vital to the company is flowing in and out every minute, often on devices and sites that aren't IT-approved or that IT has no knowledge of. This trend, known as Shadow IT, is the use of hardware or software that is not approved by IT for company, or in Clinton's case, government use...(read more)
April 28, 2016

LifeHacker: The graphic, from the folks at SmartFile, is a great breakdown of the myriad ways someone can try to squeeze information out of you. Not every social engineering attack is about getting passwords...(read more)
March 22, 2016

Indianapolis Monthly
Indianapolis Monthly: SmartFile "The first time I walked into our office I felt a connection with it. It exuded an energy that instantly communicated creativity. Knowing the history of the space [the former transmission line of the Stutz Motor Company] added an extra benefit. It allows us to peer into the window of innovation that fueled our economy more than 100 years ago." — John Hurley, CEO & co-founder...(read more)
February 16, 2016

Skilled Up
skilledup: Take Indiana-based file sharing company SmartFile. In 2013 the company hosted its "bake-off," a hackathon where developers formed teams to rapidly build an app for SmartFile&apo;s application program interface (API)...(read more)
July 20, 2015

Cloud wedge
CloudWedge: When it comes to a file sharing service, Smartfile is not to be overlooked. It offers a great range of features with optimum security. It is an extremely easy service to use and with their great value packages, we would certainly recommend giving this service a try...(read more)
June 19, 2014

Indianapolis Star
Indy Star: When moving the company into the Stutz office building at 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Hurley wanted an open, collaborative space. He and Timby opted not to have offices. Their desks face each other and are out among their employees...(read more)
August 19, 2013

Indy Chamber
Indianapolis Chamber: "SmartFile's expansion in Indianapolis further solidifies our city's role in the digital technology industry," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "By adding high-tech jobs to our downtown core and providing services to large companies across the nation, SmartFile is proving that companies of all sizes can thrive in our city's strong business climate."...(read more)
June 17, 2013

Indianapolis Business Journal
Indiana Business Journal: Because SmartFile operates as an open source software platform, developers can rapidly create new applications and integrate existing ones into the system. Last year, SmartFile was a finalist for IT Startup of the Year at TechPoint's Mira Awards...(read more)
June 17, 2013

Indianapolis Start
Indy Star: The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered SmartFile up to $300,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $20,000 in training grants for new employees...(read more)
June 17, 2013

Channel 8 News: "A couple guys knocked on my door, and said they had an idea. And they couldn't afford to pay us. However they said, we'll give you some stock," says John Hurley, now President of Indianapolis based SmartFile, another local startup that is growing quickly...(read more)
June 4, 2013

Indiana Chamber
Indiana Chamber: If you dig innovation — and would like to see more of it in Indiana — you'll be on board with this. The winners were announced last week, and congrats to IUPUI students Ani Chan and Manpreet Singh for their honors...(read more)
May 2, 2013

Marketing TechBlog
Marketing TechBlog: So getting back to who is our customer and how am I market to them? We found out it wasn't a specific gender, age, business, or even department, rather a type of person. These people work in a busy world...(read more)
April 19, 2013

Elevate Ventures
Elevate Ventures: Geared to promote collaboration between Indiana businesses and statewide academia, the 2013 SmartFile Platform Bake-Off is an open source programming and design competition for Indiana college students...(read more)
April 11, 2013

Does what
DoesWhat: What was technically the most challenging part of developing Smartfile? Our storage pods became the most challenging part of our system. These are storage boxes we designed in-house to store our customers' files...(read more)
March 28, 2013

Killer startups
Killer Startups: "Don't just embrace change; rather instill it into the fabric of your culture. An agile mindset allows your business to aggressively play offense and defense in the ever-changing business world."...(read more)
March 9, 2013

Indiana Chamber
Indiana Chamber: SmartFile, a market leader in business class file sharing, challenges Indiana college students to put their creative technical skills to work, collaborate and think big. Apps must integrate with SmartFile's API...(read more)
February 20, 2013

The Var Guy
The Var Guy: ...SmartFile, an enterprise data-sharing service, is doing something smarter by engaging students and the open-source channel to help develop the ecosystem for its products. Here's the scoop...(read more)
February 14, 2013

The Var Guy: "By adding our phone number to our Website, we increased sales and not calls," says John Hurley, the cofounder of the business class file sharing service SmartFile. "Sure an email is easier to administer, but showing people you have a phone number gives potential customers a sense of comfort knowing that you are a real business."...(read more)
February 14, 2013

Hack College
Hack College: Corporate file-sharing site SmartFile is hosting its first-ever open source programming and design competition for Indiana college students with the 2013 SmartFile Platform Bake-Off...(read more)
February 12, 2013

Programmable Web
Programmable Web: SmartFile, a web-based FTP hosting and file sharing platform, has just announced the release of the new and improved Version 2 SmartFile Platform that includes many new features, a new user interface and a brand new API...(read more)
February 1, 2013

Technorati: SmartFile announced on Jan. 16 that it is giving away $17,000 in prizes to students who create the best app. The company, founded by John Hurley and Ben Timby, is continuing to expand its file sharing and storage services for businesses...(read more)
January 23, 2013

Examiner: SmartFile is a smarter way to file, because you can become organized without ever intending to be. This is so easy, because you can create an unlimited number of folders accessible to an unlimited number of users (or just certain groups thereof)...(read more)
January 15, 2013

Digital Journal
Digital Journal: SmartFile, which is co-founded by John Hurley and Ben Timby, suggests that accessing files is faster and more secure and there are different techniques to reach the data that are more effective than its cloud competitors...(read more)
January 14, 2013

Yahoo Voices
Yahoo! Voices: As more companies realize the potential of using an outside service to manage file systems, this number is expected to increase. SmartFile offers a way for businesses to easily manage files and store them...(read more)
January 13, 2013

Investment Underground
Investment Underground: Headquartered in Indianapolis, SmartFile claims to make it easy for businesses to securely send, receive and store files online. SmartFile is made up of a team of tech gurus who are passionate about big data and file sharing...(read more)
January 10, 2013

Indianapolis Business Journal
Indiana Business Journal: "The growth [potential] is there. There's a great opportunity. It's even bigger than we thought" initially, Hurley said. Hurley and Timby were part of the cadre that helped start one of the city's biggest technology stars—the e-mail marketing firm ExactTarget, which now employs about 400 people....(read more)
October 17, 2009

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