I think the article is fine. It looks like it's nicely laid out in a step by step fashion that most whom work with SSIS will easily understand. I didn't, however, read it at any depth because I don't actually use SSIS because of all of it's wonderful shortcomings. I think it odd (well, that's the politically correct term, anyway) that a very well advertised ETL product such as SSIS does't come with this functionality built in and that you have to learn yet another tool such as SSDT to do what should be a fairly simple job. It's not like SSIS is an inmature product agewise.
Shifting gears a bit, I haven't had to do it in a while but automatic sheduled FTP downloads aren't difficult to do through the Command Prompt which also means that if you know how to use xp_CmdShell correctly, it's also possible to automate FTP downloads in a fairly easy manner through stored procedures. That solution, of course, is for Developers, which brings us back 'round to the original problem of SSIS not being able to do this in its original state.
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