Destination z member company:
Primeur is a multi-national company
with over 20 years of experience specializing in Managed File Transfer,
End-to-End Security, File Transfer Governance, and WebSphere Integration.
Marc: Hi Allan. Primeur is known for its leadership in helping customers,
in every industry, to deliver real business benefits as they journey towards
successful implementation of SOA technology. Tell me more.
Allan: Primeur helps companies across a wide
spectrum of industries. We have customers, subsidiaries
and/or partners, across North & South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa. As we continue to expand our operations, we have found a
growing need for the management of file transfer across all industry sectors.
Primeur specializes in Managed File Transfer, End-to-End Security, File Transfer
Governance solutions, and extending those capabilities to the WebSphere
Integration portfolio. Our solutions offer the ability to extend the SOA
environment to include internal and external file transfers. Primeur solutions
are a key component in an SOA environment, they offer our clients the ability
to provide data as well as transport level security, improve business
efficiency, and become a more agile company.
Marc: Primeur was
positioned as a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed File
Transfer, released September 18, 2009. What does this mean to Primeur?
Allan: Primeur believes placement in Gartner’s
Magic Quadrant confirms our recent growth in North America, Europe and Asia
Pacific regions. This successful growth is due primarily to our breadth of
vision, especially in regard to innovation, understanding the market, and the strategic
direction of our products. We are very pleased that Gartner recognizes us in
the Magic Quadrant. We feel this recognition is for both our expertise in what
is required by today’s customers, and in our vision of Managed File Transfer being
much more than simply managing a protocol. The Magic Quadrant can be found on http://www.primeur.com/news_events/.
Marc: Primeur has been a key
sponsor at IBM's Impact event since we first began this event.
Impact 2010 will be held in May in Las Vegas and once again, we're looking
forward to seeing Primeur featured, this time as part of the zZone. Why is this
an important event for Primeur?
Allan: It is an important event
for Primeur since it represents a single event with visitors from many industries.
The visitors to this event represent a group that will be interested in
solutions specific to zSystems. This provides Primeur the perfect platform to
show our latest offerings. Although we have offerings which operate across platform,
we will be participating in the zZone this year. Primeur’s first customers,
over 20 years ago, were financial industry mainframe users. We and they have
continued to believe in the mainframe and have invested accordingly; making
sure that our software remains optimized for z/OS and z/Linux. We work closely
with our customers to ensure they continue to achieve an excellent return on investment
from both a technology and functionality perspective.
Marc: What else will we be
seeing from Primeur at Impact?
Allan: We have a booth in
the zZone where visitors can hear about our solutions and see a demonstration
of our latest software. We will also be leading a Birds of a Feather session
entitled, “How Important is it to Define, Regulate, Audit, and Manage Your File
Transfer System?” Our aim here is to encourage visitors to bring their thoughts
on the matter and be prepared to share them. This session is designed to be
very interactive and should be a great learning experience for all.
Marc: What is new that our readers should know
Allan: We will also be
showing our new Spazio Ad Hoc solution, at our booth. Primeur recently announced
this important new solution. Spazio Ad Hoc can securely manage the occasional
exchange of files of any size using either an email client, web application, or
direct from a backend application. It includes all of the features of a
traditional Secured Managed File Transfer system, with no change required to
the configuration of email servers and the users email experience remains the
same since it is a server side solution. The solution provides visibility, security and control
for files transferred and, importantly, is easy to configure. If you are
interested in more details prior to the event you can find them on our web site
Marc: What’s the best way for potential clients to
find out more about Primeur solutions – or even take a test drive with some of
Allan: At Impact
the best way would be to come to our booth in the zZone. We will be happy to
discuss the benefits of our solution and how they can be integrated into a
customer’s environment. We will also have a short slide presentation and demo
of some of the capabilities available. Outside of Impact, we do offer a free assessment
service to help clients understand what their current file transfer environment
looks like. We find that many clients do not understand the true extent of the
files being transferred across their company. Knowing how many files, how big
they are, where they came from, where they are going, and any failures is very
important. Once clients understand where they are today, they are better able
to form a modernization plan that will carry them into the future.
Marc: Great talking to you, Allan. Readers and IMPACT 2010 attendees, don't forget to check out
Primeur at the Impact 2010 zZone.