The term “ad hoc” or “person to person” file transfer is better described as someone wanting to send a file to another person, generally on a ‘one-off’ basis.
To elaborate, let’s set the scene. It’s 5.30 pm on a Friday afternoon. You have been working on a really important proposal for a new client that’s due for submission and you just HAVE to send it now. It could be that the file is too large for your email server to process as an attachment or that it’s super sensitive and you need visibility of receipt by your client rather than the send and forget approach of email. What do you do?
It’s in scenarios such as this where ad hoc file transfer comes into it’s own. It offers businesses a quick and simple means of sending large or sensitive files minus the hassle of creating and managing end user accounts on FTP servers or stressing about whether it got there via email.
An ad hoc file transfer solution will quite simply allow you to create a single job, enter the email address of your recipient and press send. That’s it. No further details concerning your recipient are required and all they need in order to receive the file is a standard email account.
Ad Hoc file transfer typically is implemented by businesses that need to gain greater visibility of files leaving and entering the organisation. More often than not these days they’re implemented to replace consumer grade solutions like Dropbox or other cloud based systems.
Do you have a requirement to send large or sensitive files on an ad hoc basis? If so and you’d like to find out more about the ad hoc file transfer solutions supplied by Pro2col, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0333 123 1240.