Shared Work Environment

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
What would be the best way to set up a kind of shared folder or work environment ?

It would be for a small company, with about 2 to 4 people needing access to the folder through the internet. Basically just to share the work while they are in different locations

I thought of just making a folder on their Web Host, and having them FTP the files in and out of that folder. That would be the cheapest and easiest. Any other ideas? Advice? Software that might be better suited to this?
Question by:waterzap
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    Another alternative is something like Xdrive that creates a shared space available from anyone.

    Another would be to use Remote Desktop on a server or even an XP host.
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    Another option would be to setup a VPN connection from the client and have full access to the work network. Then you can just map a drive to a shared server drive just like if you were on the local lan.
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    Since your wanting INTERNET BASED sharing of the folder your probably on track wth FTP as your best solution. There are some free services out there that offer you so much storage space, but you'd have to do some digging into how much space they offer vs. you need and you have to put up with a lot of advertisements. But that is an option and just provde everyone the URL, username/password.

    here is a resource
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    You could try using a web based document management system like this one...
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    You can also look at something like Microsoft Sharepoint

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