Given that Tax Day is looming in the U.S. it seems only appropriate to draw attention to the tax that file attachments place on email performance and email storage. With files typically taking up more than 80% of email storage, file attachments place a heavy tax on email servers.
But organizations are fighting back. They are reducing their tax rate by offloading email attachments using managed file transfer.
What’s your tax rate for email attachments? Take our short quiz to assess your email attachment tax rate:
1) What size email attachments do you allow through your email system?
a) 5MB b)10MB c) unlimited
2) What size of mailbox do you allocate to each user?
a) 200MB b) 2 GB c) unlimited
3) What policies do you have in place for email retention?
a) 30 day b) 90 day c) no policies
Now calculate your tax-rate.
Each (a) answer is worth 5% tax
Each (b) answer is worth 10% tax
Each (c) answer is worth 25% tax
If you scored <15% tax – well done you are an excellent custodian of IT resources – however your security folks might want to check into how your business users are sending large files since it doesn’t look like email is an option.
If you scored >25% tax – it’s a good time to consider a managed file transfer solution.
If you scored >50% tax – you are either rolling in money or are seriously in need of a managed file transfer solution.
Contact Accellion if you are interested in reducing your email attachment tax rate. We’re here to help.
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