Mistakes you make in choosing a file transfer service, and how to avoid them

 

File transfer is part of every business whether it’s over email, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), or even over the Web. Every company looks for a robust file transfer service that allows them to send and receive large files securely. Choosing the correct file transfer service relevant to your business can be a challenge. Below is a list of common mistakes we make in choosing a transfer service and how to avoid them.

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Free transfer services

Budget is always a concern when it comes to investing in any particular resource for a company. Hence one always tries to find free options. However, they never look at the repercussions of using free services like, for example, the security of data, the risk of eavesdropping, data loss, time concerns, etc. In order to avoid these risks, one needs to research these free transfer services, find out how the transfer works, why are they free, etc., and choose a service accordingly.

Expensive transfer services

You might think that the more expensive the service, the better the quality and outcome. However, this may not be true in some cases. A person might be fooled by a package and may not receive all the services mentioned. Hence, it is important to understand the itinerary of the package, make sure it fulfills all your needs, and is a good value for your business.

Feature-rich services

It is a marketing strategy of every service provider to highlight all of their service’s extra features to convince the customer to purchase it. However, there may be some features that are not relevant to your business needs. For example, some companies may not need an auto-resume option or a bandwidth limit option, but they still purchase these services. So from a business standpoint, it is very essential to list your requirements and then choose a service accordingly. Otherwise the productivity will be affected and ROI will be a matter of concern.

Easy services

In deciding whether to purchase a particular transfer service, one question that pops up is “how do we set this up?” Is there any software download involved? Does it require any hardware updates or any additional ports to be configured? A non-technical person, being unaware of hardware usage and updates, blindly trusts the service provider and ends up buying additional and perhaps unnecessary hardware. Thus, in order to avoid such mistakes, one needs in-depth knowledge about the service and how the workflow model works.

Keeping all the above points in mind, chose your service wisely and make sure it is productive for your business.