Leading Industry Analyst to Present Strategies for Improving Data Security, Reducing Risk During June 12 Webcast

Event hosted by Oxford Consulting Group will help business leaders understand, quantify and address the file transfer security risks, compliance issues and escalating costs impacting their organizations.

Westerville, OH (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 – Oxford Consulting Group, a leading information technology (IT) consulting firm, announced today that IDC Analyst Maureen Fleming will be presenting research and best practices during its webinar series focused on optimizing file transfer operations.  The first event of the series, scheduled for June 12, will help business leaders understand, quantify and address the security risks, regulatory compliance issues, and escalating costs associated with sending and receiving files across the enterprise.

File transfer protocol (FTP) is pervasive for exchanging bulk data within and between companies.  While its perceived costs are minimal, FTP-related problems have been the source of catastrophic business process failures, data security breaches, failed regulatory compliance audits, operational inefficiencies, and even loss of business.  These issues are forcing companies to seek FTP alternatives such as managed file transfer (MFT) solutions to modernize their file transfer processes.

Maureen Fleming, Vice President of BPM and Middleware Research at IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services, will examine these issues and solutions in the June 12 event entitled “Overcoming FTP Risks and Challenges with Managed File Transfer.”  Joined by leaders from a leading global technology company and Oxford Consulting Group, Ms. Fleming will discuss the following topics:

  • Options and strategies for upgrading, replacing, consolidating or offloading at-risk FTP processes
  • Quantifying the cost of FTP issues and the value of remediating FTP risk
  • Capabilities and business impact of managed file transfer solutions
  • Best practices for modernizing file transfer technologies and processes

Ms. Fleming and the other panelists will answer attendees’ questions during a live question and answer session at the end of the event.  In addition, attendees will be eligible to receive additional managed file transfer-related resources, including an eBook and online calculator for estimating how much FTP may be costing their business.

The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST.  Interested parties can learn more and register for this complimentary webinar, as well as others in the managed file transfer webinar series, at

About Oxford Consulting Group

Oxford Consulting Group is a leading information technology (IT) consulting firm and solutions provider that has developed, implemented and supported the technology portfolios of hundreds of companies nationwide.  Established in 1998 and headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, Oxford Consulting Group has a team of nearly 200 talented, dedicated, creative and customer-focused business and technology professionals.  The company’s breadth of solutions range from delivering business integration and supply chain management solutions for global organizations, to providing IT consulting and help desk services for SMBs.  Visit Oxford Consulting Group’s website at https://www.lightwellinc.com to learn more, and to learn more about Oxford’s Managed File Transfer solutions, visit https://www.lightwellinc.com/solutions/managed-file-transfer/managed-file-transfer-overview/.


Lori Angalich
Oxford Consulting Group, Inc.