As soon as the idea of sending files over the Internet is mentioned at a professional services firm, red flags are raised. One of the worst things that could happen is confidential client information being leaked. And even if privacy isn't a concern, the files that professional service firms deal with aren't typical – they're huge! Plus the mere thought of the e-mail server supporting the transfer of such a vast amount of data is overwhelming; it's no wonder file size limits are imposed.
So what's a firm to do? Traditionally, courier was the only answer. However, during times when penny pinching makes sense, IT can show that electronic file sharing cannot only be secure, but also cost-effective.