Microsoft says, "Attachments Suck" in new infographic

Microsoft wants more people to use its Skydrive cloud-based storage service for its documents. In fact, it would like to have people use Skydrive to transfer documents rather than simply email a file attachment. In a new infographic titled "Attachments Suck", shown below, Microsoft tries to show that sending such a file attachment via email is in fact an inefficient process.

The infographic claims (via two Microsoft commissioned studies) that 73 percent of people who send email attachment get some kind of bounce back issue such as the file itself being to big to send out. Even if a email is successfully sent out, a large number of people who get the email delete it. Also, 71 percent of people who send file attachments realize they need to update that same file and then send it again.

Even if a email attachment is successfully sent and read, 62 percent of people say they lose the files that have been sent to them as attachments.

Microsoft tries to make the case that storing a file via Skydrive is much more efficient, claiming that a file or presentation can never be lost, can be accessed by anyone that needs to see the file and can be group edited without the need for sending multiple emails.

Image via Microsoft

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