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You don’t see computers with audio cassette drives, you don’t see computers with 5¼ inch drives. It’s very, very rare that you see a new computer with a 3½ inch drives any more.

Will CDs and DVDs go the way of other portable storage media? Where will storage and file transfer go? I guess I’m interested more in how we’ll transport files in the future.

We’ve mailed Floppy Disks, we’ve mailed CDs and DVDs and yes, we can email files. However, emailing files can be ropey at best and with many email service providers, from free webmail to private and enterprise solutions, have file size limits on the emails you can send and the attachments that can be sent.

How do you get a larger file to someone who needs it? What about those files larger than 10 megabytes? Will online storage and file transfer be be the digital transport means of the future? it is already?

There are online services that allow users to send files online., for example.

Catering to varying file transfer needs, offers well priced solutions giving users the options to simply enter a recipient email address into the site, upload your file and send it. The recipient receives a link (not an attachment) to the file to download it.

There are Fileboxes too which act as an intermediary between you and your recipient. Upload the file and the other user can download it.

SendThisFile offers white label, enterprise solutions for businesses too. It is, after all, businesses who use the most large files. Why not have a solutions for employees, with your business name on it, to use?

It’s easy too (which is always good) There are no email attachments, no software to install, there’s no limit and it’s all secure!

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