File Transfer


GlobalWare Solutions DataShare system is a centralized file repository of manufacturing ready files accessible by GlobalWare and its domestic and international partners. It is fast and simple to use, platform independent, and available 24-hours a day. Once customer files have been through the preflight process and are manufacturing ready, GlobalWare stores the files in DataShare. DataShare allows Internet access to this server with user IDs that are customized to each customer's needs. The ID controls what area of the DataShare server the user can see; and where on the server the user is allowed to upload, download, and search. DataShare can be customized for various users within one organization, providing the ultimate security for the customer's files.

The centralized file repository facilitates simultaneous international product releases and reduces cost from the process for both customers and vendors. Costs are reduced through only one set of files sent by and proofed by the customer and minimization of duplicate vendor preflight processes. Quality is not compromised, as the files are print ready once stored in DataShare, ensuring consistent output on the variety of output devices at GlobalWare Solutions or its partners.


FTP, a universal standard for networking communications, permits a user to remotely log onto a computer (host) located anywhere on the Internet, provided that the user knows the host's name (or its Internet address) and either has a login account on that host or the host supports "anonymous" login.

FTP may be used to both upload and download files between the user's own computer and the host system. FTP is a particularly useful program because it does not require the operating systems on the host or client machines to match. This means a Macintosh user, for example, can use FTP to transfer files to or from a Sun or a PC without worrying about the inherent differences between operating systems.

GlobalWare Solutions' FTP service supports both anonymous login as well as assigned user identities. As GlobalWare Solutions implements it, anonymous users are allowed to place files into the common ("/pub") directory, but download, delete, and overwrite privileges are not granted. Uploaded files are viewable only by the user who places them there and not by other external users. Specific user accounts may be assigned by the network administrators to customers who require additional capabilities, are frequent contributors, or who require extended security measures.

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