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September 15, 2010 10:16:39 PM

We are looking for a good place to share files amongst a number of users who all work remotely. Currently we are using MSA Groove which is effectively now a dead end product.

I have had a look at DropBox ( doesn't look too bad but though there must be other similar services out there.

Basic requirement is to share files (mainly PDFs, INDDs and JPGs) ranging in size up to a few MB, so they can be altered and reviewed by the team.

Any thoughts?

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September 16, 2010 4:17:30 PM

What is your internet connection speed down and up at your locations?
Are these files used daily?
How many people access the files at a time?
What is your budget?
September 16, 2010 4:20:06 PM

If you are talking about 2/3/4 etc. locations and they all good down and up (T1 or higher) I would setup a network storage unit to share documents over VPN to locations and users. I would not try to have multiple people working on pdfs at the same time.

If you have a larger budget, I would setup a secure sharepoint via vpn.

I prefer to use ActiveKeys over VPN
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September 16, 2010 7:29:53 PM

Its a group of 4-5 people, all reasonably local to each other.

Internet connectivity is ADSL & ADSL2, realistic transfer rates are around 500-800K upstream, 5-10MB downstream.

We have looked at VPN's in the past but they haven't worked out to be practical.
September 30, 2010 10:03:53 PM

I use syncplicity for my personal files, dropbox for my image files, and assembla for code. All of these services work great.