Currently I am with a small sized company. We have a shared network drive that at one point and time when there was only 8 of us here, the folder/file organization hierachy made sense and everything was pretty easy to find. Well as we added to our staff, and with no administration over the shared drive, things started to get misplaced or duplicated and now starting to get to the point where it takes a few minutes to locate a file/folder and having to go through 5 folders to get to the right one.
The budget for sharepoint just isnt there right now.. so I would like to know if there are any other good alternatives to sharepoint or suggestions on improving better file organization?
Currently I am researching meta-tagging/cataloging third party softwares.. below are a few I have been testing, but I would like to find somethings very basic, simple to use and understand so that it would be easily distributed and trained across the company.
Company size : 35 users
Folders : 3000
Files : 1500
*Reason for double the folders than actual files is because, we have created templates in hopes it would make it easier for new hires to find the correct folder names and location..*
OS : Win7
Third Party Softwares researched :