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How To Address the IT Skills Gap In The Manufacturing Industry

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Aug 03, 2019 @ 07:45 PM

While the IT skills gap is sometimes exaggerated, there are some industries where the tech talent shortage is really a major issue. One of those industries is manufacturing. Despite growing adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, analytics, robotics and automation, which are often perceived to eliminate jobs, manufacturers are actually faced with a widening skills gap. Meaning, there are actually more jobs to fill. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, SFTP, Triggers, FTPS, AS2

Capturing & Responding to Trigger Errors in JSCAPE MFT Server

Posted by Chris Frisch on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 04:48 AM

[Last updated July 25, 2019] In this article, we will discuss how to use the Trigger Error Event Type to capture errors and respond to them.  In the example we are going to walk through, we will be using the Trigger Error Event Type to capture the error from a failed trigger action of another trigger and send an email to the administrator. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Sending SMS Notifications of JSCAPE MFT Server Events Via Amazon SNS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 08:37 PM

In a previous post, we outlined the steps of setting up JSCAPE MFT Server to publish messages to Amazon SNS. This setting us useful in cases when you want server admins to receive notifications regarding certain events on your managed file transfer server. Now, in that tutorial, the notifications were sent via email. But what if you want to send them through an SMS text message instead? You'll learn how to do that here.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Videos, Cloud Computing, Tutorials, Triggers

Preparing Trading Partner Servers For SFTP Automation

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sat, Mar 23, 2019 @ 06:20 AM

[Last updated March 23, 2019] Driven by security concerns and regulatory mandates, most companies now prefer the use of secure file transfer protocols when exchanging data with trading partners. The usual protocol of choice is SFTP. But having to set up SFTP connections, which typically include hostnames/IP addresses, usernames, passwords, client keys, etc. for every single automated transaction can be a pain. With JSCAPE MFT Server, it's possible to reduce the steps you'd normally take in applying SFTP automation to certain business processes. Let's show you how to do that.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, Triggers

Complete List of JSCAPE MFT Server Event Types

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 05:29 AM

JSCAPE MFT Server users can easily look up a description of each trigger event type by simply clicking the question mark icon after selecting an event type at the start of a trigger creation process. However, if you're still starting out and just want a quick overview of every single event type available, that process can be very time consuming. You might want to check out the list below instead.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Business Process Automation, Triggers

Preventing Duplicate Trigger Executions In A MFT Server HA Cluster By Using the Health Monitor Action

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 09:18 AM

One of the challenges of setting up an MFT Server active-active high availability cluster is in preventing duplicate trigger executions, especially for triggers that use the Current Time event or Directory Monitor-based events. Most of the time, you only want one node in the cluster to execute a particular trigger. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, High Availability, Tutorials, Triggers

Segregating Files Received From Different AS2 Trading Partners

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 @ 03:06 AM

Files coming in via unauthenticated AS2 file transfers are stored in one common directory. However, in most cases, you would like to segregate files according to their sending trading partner. This post will teach you how to set up MFT Server for that. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers, AS2

[video] Blocking Suspicious IP Addresses When MFT Server Is Behind MFT Gateway

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 04:33 AM

This is a video version of the tutorial "How To Block Suspicious IP Addresses When MFT Server Is Behind MFT Gateway". Here, you'll learn how to configure MFT Server so that it blocks IP addresses at MFT Gateway.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Videos, Tutorials, Secure File Transfer, Triggers

Keeping B2B Transactions Running Through Extreme Weather Conditions

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 10:44 PM

A lot of people don't take business continuity initiatives seriously. But when a polar vortex in the US, a blizzard in the UK, and a heat wave in Australia all happen almost simultaneously AND cause massive disruptions to business operations, the importance of business continuity suddenly gets the attention it deserves. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Triggers

How To Schedule Automated File Uploads From Your Server To Google Storage

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 02:13 AM

We've already showed you how to configure JSCAPE MFT Server to monitor a directory for newly added files and then upload those files to either Amazon S3 or Azure Files. So today, as we show you how to upload files to Google Storage, let's do something different. Instead of waiting for newly added files, let's try uploading files on a pre-defined schedule. 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Business Process Automation, Tutorials, Triggers, Multiple File Uploads