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20th Century Fox reduces risk of film leaks by standardising file transfer systems

Margi Murphy | May 2, 2014
The task of keeping up with employees' file transfers via public clouds is "getting more and more complex."

Tied into various clouds

As well as Hightail and GlobalSCAPE, Twentieth Century Fox uses Microsoft OneDrive for cloud storage. This was partly due to employee demand.

"A number of users started saying to me 'there are Microsoft office apps for the iPad - can I pull files from my Hightail account and open them from my iPad?' After looking into that we have found that while you can have the ITIL app on your iPad and you can open files in Microsoft Word. If you want to save your file, Microsoft has very cleverly has tied you into OneDrive," Patel said.

As a result, the company is now supporting a variety of cloud systems, which Patel admitted was getting "a bit too complicated" for users to understand when they can use which service.

He said: "If we can we can integrate all these functions with GlobalSCAPE it would make sense, so that users can get to their files, wherever they are, in a secure manner."


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