Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers


Shape Up, Ship Out

We all love e-mail -- until we need to ship a really big file. Then we curse e-mail's inability to handle a one-gigabyte attachment while we burn a CD and pop it into an overnight envelope.

That was the status quo for Benoit Jutras, a composer based in Ireland who works extensively with Cirque du Soleil, until he started using Webcargo. The Montreal-based company's site,, lets anyone send large files over the Internet without using e-mail and without having to know anything about file-transfer protocol. After setting up an account, you simply upload your file -- anything from a Powerpoint stack to hefty Photoshop files -- to Webcargo's server. Once it arrives, the recipient gets an e-mail alert that the file is ready for pickup. When it's retrieved, you get an e-mail receipt. Pricing starts at about $1.98 plus 8 cents per MB, and if you don't already have a high-speed connection, you'll definitely want to get one.

Now Jutras sends music files to producers around the globe and gets feedback the same day. That means the music gets written in less time and Jutras has to attend fewer face-to-face meetings. His travel time is down to about seven days each month, from two weeks. Jutras -- or at least his work -- travels virtually instead.

blog comments powered by Disqus