Need Ideas on how to share files over many different locales - WAN?
Posted on 2004-11-02
First off, please excuse the 'noobness' of this question - Im just hoping to be able to understand this all to the best of my ability (and explain the question well).
I work for a company that needs to be able to share information in files made on their local machines over large distances - easily and with the least amount of human 'error'. Basically, we have about 3-4 different 'sites' (with 2-3 computers at each) and each machine uses programs such as Word, Excel - and most important Quickbooks.
My task is to find the easiest way to share information out of these files between the different sites. Especially the Quickbooks files. I have thought of some different ways, but I want some outside expertise to give me a hand and maybe some directions on how to get started.
The main barrier is the lack of speed on some of their networks. Half of the sites are connected to the internet via Satellite (about 40 times slower than Broadband), so I need something that can be easily used across the slow speeds.
File Server? WAN? Web-based programs?
Maybe theres a way I can make the programs 'save' the files onto one central location?
Any help is greatly appreciated, as always!