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Attachments.me Expands Enterprise Presence Through Integration With Egnyte

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 08/15/13 — today announced an expansion of their presence in the enterprise through an integration with Egnyte that allows businesses to send attachments into Egnyte directly from Gmail. The company has additionally announced a new iPhone application that makes it easy to email files in bulk from multiple folders and cloud storage providers, all from their mobile device.

Attachments.me has teamed up with Egnyte to provide seamless document sharing and organization within the enterprise. Through this integration, users can send attachments into Egnyte directly from Gmail, pull files from Egnyte and share them with Attachments.me, as well as set up automatic filing rules to seamlessly send and organize attachments into Egnyte folders.

“Email is the most widely used collaboration application in the enterprise, but it falls short when files are introduced into the mix,” said Vineet Jain, CEO of Egnyte. “Egnyte-s ability to access files from on-premise and cloud storage, computers and Google Drive combined with Attachment.me-s ability to share those files through Gmail enables enterprise employees to once again leverage email as a simple yet powerful collaboration tool.”

Email attachments were invented over 20 years ago, and have since become the lifeblood of personal and business communications. Yet while virtually everything else about computing has changed in that time, attachments remain firmly rooted in the past, and in your inbox, limited only to email, consistently burdening IT storage capabilities, and offering a poor user experience for both sender and recipient. Workers spend the equivalent of 111 workdays dealing with email in one year, according to the . The same study found that 76% of people use email mainly to exchange documents, with an average time to locate a document within email at the 2-minute mark.

“The record adoption and entrance into the enterprise we are experiencing speaks volumes to the dire need for attachments and email to innovate,” said Jesse Miller, CEO of Attachments.me. “Attachments have been a boring backwater of the computer industry, devoid of modernization, yet critical for our day to day lives. Our mission is to liberate attachments from outdated systems like email to encourage their development and increase value for the user.”

Attachments.me has seen 591% year over year user growth, increasing their user base by 1098% since June of 2012, and are moving upwards of 3.2 million attachments into cloud storage a month. The company is currently moving up to 130,000 attachments per day into cloud storage. Attachments.me has also seen an uptick in adoption of their service by businesses, with 25% of their user base represented by business domains. The increase in business usage is due to the fact that there is a clear need for companies to have the ability to take advantage of cloud storage solutions to have access where they work, while also providing IT with visibility and control into where corporate files are being shared.

To meet user need and continue to efficiently provide people with a quick connection to Egnyte and other cloud storage services for simple access to all documents from one place, Attachments.me has introduced a new iPhone application and updated product features. With the new iPhone application, users can select files across their connected cloud storage services, in addition to their Gmail attachments, and share them through their own emailNew features include a file timeline, content browsing, attachment analytics, and automatic filing rules.

Attachments.me-s mobile application is free and available today. Premium accounts, which include advanced sharing options and unlimited attachment management, start at $6/month.

Founded in 2011, is a comprehensive service to connect email to cloud storage, creating an entirely new way to exchange files. Attachments.me provides users with seamless access to their most important files stored in Egnyte, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and Skydrive with the ability to share them with more security, analytics and context than was possible before. Instead of just attaching files to emails, documents can now be shared as secure links, which can be emailed, posted to social services, or sent via instant message. Attachments.me is based in San Francisco, CA the company has raised $2.5 million in funding from Foundry Group.

Katharine Kemp
Barokas PR for Attachments.me


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