Leading Canadian Engineering Consultancy Firm R.J. Burnside Expands Lotus Notes Messaging Environment with Thru Managed File Transfer Service

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The Thru enterprise connector for Lotus Notes eliminates native file size and file management limitations in email


Thru, Inc. today announced that R.J. Burnside and Associates is successfully using Thru’s managed file transfer enterprise connector for Lotus Notes to easily exchange and track sensitive files across the globe. A leading Canadian Engineering Consultancy with over 300 employees, R.J. Burnside, has incorporated Thru’s file transfer solution directly into their existing email process, replacing insecure legacy FTP servers.

Built on a robust and resilient high-speed content delivery network with a 100% uptime SLA, Thru’s enterprise connector for Lotus Notes eliminates the file size and file management limitations in email, enabling organizations to expand the use of their Lotus Notes messaging environment to achieve greater value, efficiency and utilization.

With an unequivocal commitment to its global clients, R.J. Burnside made the decision to move away from their FTP servers to provide a better user experience for its customers and to alleviate the time the IT department spent setting up accounts and troubleshooting the procedure.    

After extensive evaluations of available solutions, R.J. Burnside chose Thru’s Managed File Transfer service with the Lotus Notes Connector, because it was the only solution that effectively integrated with Lotus Notes without affecting the Domino Server, and because Thru was the only company that successfully delivered the proof-of-concept that R.J. Burnside had specified.

“From IT’s perspective we have saved a significant amount of time because we are not having to deal with setting up accounts and making sure our clients’ are able to connect and understand how to use FTP,” said Mark Brennan, Information Technology Manager at R.J. Burnside. “Our employees are saving time because they don’t have to involve IT at all, they just do it themselves. And our customers and clients like it because they just get a link and it works.”

R.J. Burnside is now using the solution for a project in Mozambique. They are managing and tracking large files sent via Lotus Notes between the HQ in Ontario and offices in southeast Africa, eliminating all FTP servers and resulting in greatly improved workflow and efficiency.    

“We have been struggling so long doing it the old fashioned way, with an FTP server, that Thru was a nice fresh breath of air for us,” Brennan added. “Our account rep did his best to make sure we got what we were looking for, and that really helped in making a decision for us.”

About R.J. Burnside & Associates
R.J. Burnside is a privately held engineering consultancy based in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada providing a wide variety of engineering and science-based services in municipal infrastructure, development engineering, hydrogeology, solid waste management, building and structural design, environmental sciences, advanced geomatics and renewable energy. For more information, visit http://www.rjburnside.com.

About Thru
Thru, Inc., the leading business focused cloud-based managed file transfer platform, trusted to distribute and track large amounts of information quickly and securely across the globe. Thru was named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc. in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011 report. For more information, go to http://www.thruinc.com, call 1-800-871-9316 or +44 (0)845 452 4178, or email info(at)thruinc(dot)com. Thru is participating as a silver sponsor at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in Las Vegas, November 29 – December 1, 2011 in Booth NN.


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