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YouSendIt: One-Click Ease for Outlook

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YouSendIt: One-Click Ease for Outlook

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Remember what life was like before email? Big business is exchanging plenty of emails these days, many with bigger and bigger attachments. In fact, Osterman Research, Inc. reported that the average worker sends and receives about 45,000 emails each year, and 29% of those have attachments. Nearly half of those attachments actually exceed 10MB, which can often cause delivery problems for senders and receivers alike.

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YouSendIt, which specializes in delivering digital files, recently developed and released a plug-in for Microsoft Outlook that lets users send entire folders directly with a single click. Before the Outlook plug-in, users had to send files via an attachment or create zip folders, which added extra user time to the process and usually slowed delivery time.

Ranjith Kumaran, YouSendIt's founder and CTO, says the Outlook plug-in "follows the trend of managed services. As a hosted service, we're there." With more content being produced and moving from user to user, "the entire process places a growing burden on the IT infrastructure with increased demands on bandwidth and storage requirements," he says. Likewise, backing up email is massive and getting bigger every year. …

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