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local drop box

By laxittech13 ·
my company is looking for a way to have a onsite drop box. we currently are paying per user for the drop box service to access our files locally. we would like to be able to host our files locally and have the same function as the drop box. any one have any ideas?!

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by jqbecker

Need more info on your network / computer environment.

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by Clendanielc In reply to local drop box

Hi Laxitech13:

I believe there were a few articles on alternatives to a dropbox solution. Especially ones that were mentioned in the articles on Dropsmack . One I remember that Im currently testing is

http://owncloud.org/

I haven't dived into it fully or put it in production but its not a bad cloud base tool. i don't know if this is what you are looking for.

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shared folders

by Sue T In reply to local drop box

would folder shares on a server work for what you want to do?

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by laxittech13 In reply to shared folders

i dont mind storing these files ont he server as long as the server can be configured to the members of my company can access the files from anywhere on my network and my warehouse along with when people are working from home and or in the field with internet access?

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by Sue T In reply to shared folders

if your users can vpn into your network then as long as they have internet access this should work

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What is your computing environment?

by jqbecker In reply to local drop box

Need more details of your setup for a precise answer.

Assuming you are a small shop, and do not have dedicated IT folks, I recommend a Web-enabled NAS box. Buffalo, Iomega, and many others have "cloud share" enabled NAS boxes that let you share internally and externally via the internet. Just like DropBox, only your own it.

Most devices do not rquire any router knowledge, but some devices require you to know a bit about opening ports on a router, so do your research before purchase.

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Have a look at Novell Filr

by Darth Chucky In reply to local drop box

It does what you ask but will run on premise. Has web access, mobile app and pc client.
http://www.novell.com/products/filr/

We are currently participating in the pre-public beta and like what we see so far.

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