Online File Transfer Saves you From Travel Chaos

It’s been all over the news for nearly a week: severe winter weather (including record cold and snow fall) has essentially paralyzed Europe, leading to a dramatic shutdown of many airports, rail lines and highways. Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, was particularly hard hit, with a large percentage of flights (inbound and outbound) being cancelled over the weekend.

Other airports across the continent, already impacted by the weather, were hard hit by the cancelled flights into and out of Heathrow, and a cascading chain of cancellations has spread around the world…like dominoes, but much more aggravating.

Intercontinental railways have also been hard hit, as have roads all over Europe - in one example, Italy’s main north-south highway (“Autostrada”) was jammed with hundreds of vehicles, and was still closed in one direction as of Saturday, with cars backed up nearly 25 miles.

Millions, if not billions, of dollars have been lost as transportation has ground to a halt for the second time in a year (remember the Icelandic volcanic eruption in April?). Along with stranded (and frustrated) travelers, air, train and truck freight has all been stopped or delayed.

While FilesDIRECT can’t do anything for the stranded travelers (though we wish we could), how much money could business & industry have saved over the course of this fiasco if they used online file transfer? Plenty.

While nearly any document, plan or type of information can now be sent online, many government organizations and big businesses (like financial institutions) insist on sending important information by air courier. As mentioned in a previous post on this blog, billions of dollars worth of financial transactions are recorded onto discs (or tapes!) and sent via couriers all over the world for download and processing.

Business and government shouldn’t grind to a halt because of bad weather in one part of the world - what they need is a solution that allows for the secure transmission of data (including valuable financial information) that works no matter how hot, cold or wet it is outside. Modern business demands a reliable, secure, easy-to-use file transfer system that works anywhere and everywhere.

What they need is FilesDIRECT.

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