Collaborating at Work
March 8, 2012 10:16 AM   Subscribe

There are all types of ways to collaborate on files at work. Our school has the typical networked file share, but it seems that sort of thing is going the way of the dodo. We can't support something like Dropbox since our internet pipe is too small. And something like Google Docs only works for a subset of what we do. What sort of file sharing/collaborating/check in systems do you like? What could you see working for a business or school?
posted by parallax7d to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you on 56k modems? I've never had any problems with Dropbox on a slowish network. Maybe the pay version offers better bandwidth management.
posted by deathpanels at 10:25 AM on March 8, 2012


There are approximately 8 bajillion online project management apps and programs and systems.

We need some more info:

1) What kind of speed are you talking about? And what kind of files - regular Word type documents? Databases?

2) What is it that you do? If google docs isn't enough, what else are you looking for? Messaging? To do lists? Contact management?
posted by barnone at 10:29 AM on March 8, 2012


Are you going to have access to a server to install any recommend program(s) on?
posted by dgeiser13 at 11:42 AM on March 8, 2012


FYI, Dropbox will sync over a LAN if it can. So yes everything will get uploaded to the cloud, which could take a while, but it won't download everything from the cloud to each computer if they are on the same network.
posted by alaijmw at 12:18 PM on March 8, 2012


You should use more words to describe what you want.
posted by rhizome at 1:59 PM on March 8, 2012


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