New Survey Reveals Small Business Employees Have Difficult Time Working from Home and on the Go

BeInSync Survey Reveals Employees Are Often Stranded Without Important Files And Use Inadequate Workarounds, Such as Emailing Documents to Themselves, To Gain Access To Files

ETRE 2004, Cannes, France and Tel Aviv, Israel, October 12, 2004 - More than 50 percent of small business employees have been stranded without access to an important file or document and more than 50 percent have used inadequate workarounds, such as email, to access critical data while at home or on the go. These findings are a result of a new survey conducted for BeInSync by online market research firm InsightExpress. The survey, which sought to explore the effects of the increased mobility of small business employees, reveals data access is a significant pain point for small business employees.

Key findings of the BeInSync survey included:

o The majority of small business employees polled have been stranded without an important file or email at one time or another.
o Approximately 50 percent of respondents indicated that being able to work from home or from the road is important to them.
o Approximately 50 percent of respondents with PCs at home and at the office have sent themselves an email as a workaround to the data access problem.
o The most used workarounds to the data access problem include: USB drives (24%); Online storage (11%); Online backup (11%); Desktop Streaming Applications (8%) and VPNs (5%).
o A third of the respondents indicated it is important for them to be able to share files with others in their line of work.
`Even in 21st the century, we still find people attempting to send themselves documents via email in order to overcome the problem of working from multiple PCs or from multiple locations`, said Tal Barnoach, CEO of BeInSync. `The good news is that this problem is easily avoidable with new technologies that facilitate ubiquitous data access for small business employees at minimal cost and with no threat to security.`

BeInSync recently introduced a new solution to the data access problem that enables individuals, time -strapped mobile professionals and cost -conscious small businesses to work from multiple computers in multiple locations more efficiently. Recently winning high praise from publications, such as the Financial Times, Small Business Computing and PC Magazine, BeInSync 1.0 leverages peer -to -peer technology to seamlessly synchronize files and emails among multiple computers to ensure a user`s data is always in sync, accessible and easily shared. BeInSync reports thousands of downloads of the software since its launch in mid -August. The software is immediately available for free download.

InsightExpress is the acknowledged pioneer of rapid turnaround, high -quality, online market research services. With its award -winning and patented technology, market research expertise, and access to more than 100 million online individuals, InsightExpress enables its clients to easily harness market research to make the right business decision in real -time. InsightExpress is affiliated with General Atlantic Partners. More information is available at

BeInSync is a provider of next -generation secure, private, peer -to -peer technology that maximizes productivity and data availability for individuals, businesses users and mobile professionals. BeInSync allow business users to free their mind from focusing on the access technology and to concentrate on their work, by ensuring their data is seamlessly available where and when they need it - at work, home or on the go. This is accomplished by networking disparate devices and automatically synchronizing the data between these devices, ensuring users can access and share their latest data no matter where and on which device data is located. For more information, visit

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