SIMPLIFIED FILE SHARING VIA A LARGE FILE EXCHANGE

As file sharing services such as Box.net, Dropbox, and many more have become more prevalent in recent years, we take for granted the ease of sharing large files with one another. Before these services came on to the scene, it was difficult to share large files that were too big for email. FTP was one way, but it was complex for the average user to use and difficult to secure.

Large File ExchangeIn 2002, one large business-to-business (B2B) company turned to the Majec Systems team to develop and execute a solution that would solve large file transfers without being limited to FTP. They needed a web-based way to easily transfer large files in the tens to hundreds of megabytes size. These files transfers included departments across the enterprise with each other and with people outside of the organization--customers, independent sales representatives, suppliers, etc. The objective was to provide a fast and easy way for people to respond quickly to requests for large graphic, video, and data files.

The Majec team created a Microsoft .Net-based file upload and exchange system that integrated into a web browser-based front end. Access was limited to file transfers between company associates and a time-limited guest access account for customer and third-party use of the site. The system provided email notification and a secure, time-limited link to the person or people receiving the large file availability notification. Auto file deletion routines were developed to keep the overall site size manageable and prevent it from becoming a permanent file repository.

Majec and the client team developed a detailed test plan and worked through step of the testing process before launching the Large File Transfer site.

 
 

 

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