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RE: Email Parcel Post is Good!
From: Greg Maxwell <gmaxwell () martin fl us>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 07:36:58 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 25 May 2001, Roeland Meyer wrote:
Business moves at Internet speeds these days, in case you hadn't noticed.
Including going out of bussiness at Internet speeds.
To put it in a way even understandable to techies;
Collaborrative document, updated and swapped between 4 authors, and
reviewed by two others, widely separated geo-physically. Revised and
rewritten 5 times per day, for a week (Not counting NetMeetings). Trust me,
management does work this way.
Servers overloaded, underconfigured, running out of disk space. SMTP
poorly suited to file transfer: 35% bandwidth and storage overhead.
Process run-time, with email = 1 week; with FedEx = 1 month.
Email spools fill. Process never completes, impacts dozens of other
projects, hundreds of other employees.
Process cost (transit only), with email <= $20, with FedEx = $4500 (FedEx =
Tens of thousands of dollars in lost productivity caused by forcing an
infrastructure to do what it wasn't designed to do.
Real cost; Deal is blown out because deliverable is three weeks late.
Instant lost revenue.
Real cost; Not only is the deal blown, but others too.
Your analysis: Short sighted.
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