SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

November 11, 2008 11:00 ET

Large Files Too Much for Email -- Secure/Managed File Transfer in Demand

Sharing Large Files Has Become a Daily Need and Daily Headache

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - Frustrated by an inability to simply send and receive large business documents, organizations are turning their attention to secure/managed file transfer that can seamlessly strip the big file from the email and insert a link in its place, allowing the receiver to simply download the file. New research from Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), shows that pressure is mounting to solve the daily challenge of sending large files that are not supported by typical email technologies. For decades secure file transfer has been in the domain of IT which oversaw regularly scheduled transfers of large amounts of data. Aberdeen's recent research shows that the daily need to move large files exceeds the expectations for the demand on system administration and causes delays that are problematic for the business. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=5468.

"People are finding ways around the email problem," says research director Carol Baroudi of the Aberdeen Group. "The danger lies in the ad hoc sharing of files without regard to data protection. There's widespread legitimate demand -- organizations need to recognize the need and put in appropriate controls."

Ease of use and dramatic cost savings are spurring long time users of secure file transfer to evaluate new offerings. In many cases, organizations can get out from onerous fees and even experience better service. New accelerating solutions can dramatically cut the time needed for lengthy file transfers.

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by the following underwriters: Biscom, MessageWay, nuBridges, and RepliWeb. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=5468.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen™ for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen http://www.aberdeen.com or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748 or go to http://www.harte-hanks.com.

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