SOURCE: Hightail

Hightail

September 19, 2013 07:00 ET

Hightail™ Expands Worldwide

Provides Its Global Customers With New Languages, More Currencies, and Opens Two New International Offices as Springboards to Europe and Asia

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Leading file-sharing service Hightail™ (formerly YouSendIt™) today announced international expansion plans which include opening local offices and launching localized products to support the growing number of customers who want more security and control over their content, coupled with a sophisticated sharing experience. With approximately 60 percent of its user base outside of the U.S., Hightail began its localization efforts earlier this year and is rapidly expanding its presence, opening offices in the UK and Australia. The company is also adding six new languages and several local currencies as a next step in its global expansion.

"We are dedicated to providing our 43 million global users with a simple, secure and elegant experience that matches their passion for the ideas and information they are working on together," said Eric van Miltenburg, SVP, Business & Corporate Development and International at Hightail. "By offering our services to customers in their preferred language and local currency, we are streamlining the way businesses and professionals in different time zones, and different continents work together."

More customers will enjoy Hightail's new clean, bold look in the language of their choice for an even better redesigned and reimagined experience. Hightail makes it effortless for customers around the world to enjoy the sophisticated control and tracking solutions once reserved for the enterprise.

Hightail's availability across new languages and currencies allows businesses to leverage the cloud and get work done regardless of their location and language. As part of its global expansion strategy, Hightail will be available in six popular languages: English, Dutch and French are immediately available with German, Italian and Spanish soon to follow. In addition to the U.S. dollar, the company will also accept local currencies including the Australian dollar, British pound, Canadian dollar and the Euro.

"Increasingly, global organizations are embracing the cloud in order to share content and make collaboration easier. A forthcoming IDC report shows that 38% of European organizations are evaluating or considering cloud-based file sharing solutions, recognizing their power to enable collaboration that is unlimited by geography, time or user device preference," said Alys Woodward, Research Director, IDC. "As different vendors -- and different technologies -- battle for the end user's face time, they need to enable users to work where they are and how they prefer. Local language interfaces are absolutely vital to this type of solution to expand internationally."

This news follows the company's recent rebrand -- changing its name from YouSendIt to Hightail -- accompanied by a reimagined experience across all touch points. The company also shared its "cloudnostic" vision for the cloud industry and what customers can expect from Hightail in the future. This cloudnostic initiative will allow customers to control, track and most importantly, find and manage, their content regardless of the cloud service and device they're using. Imagine the ability to search within Hightail for a photo saved on a phone, desktop, email or other cloud service and then track the sharing for the where and with whom that photo traveled.

Hightail CEO Brad Garlinghouse will be leading a discussion on "A 'Cloudnostic' Future" at GigaOm Structure: Europe in London at 12:20 p.m. GMT today, Sept. 19, 2013. The conference is located at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel at 45 Prescot Street. For more information on the discussion, please visit, http://event.gigaom.com/structureeurope/schedule/.

About Hightail
Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) helps 43 million professionals around the world securely share and control files from anywhere.

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