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A Breakthrough Approach to Managing a Distributed Robo Enterprise A Breakthrough Approach to Managing a Distributed Robo Enterprise

ESG Analyst Jason Buffington and the ESG team take a look at how to solve challenges related to managing data across remote office and branch office (ROBO) locations and answer the age-old debate over whether a centralized or decentralized data management approach is best.

Building Best-of-Breed File Collaboration Infrastructure for Concurrent Design Building Best-of-Breed File Collaboration Infrastructure for Concurrent Design

Existing IT infrastructure often fails to support the unique collaboration requirements of CAD power users and project managers working in multiple, geographically dispersed locations. This white paper analyzes these requirements and their associated challenges in the context of the Concurrent Design/Engineering methodology that is gaining popularity in many design and engineering organizations.

SharePoint, WAN Optimization and WAFS SharePoint, WAN Optimization and WAFS

Several technologies are available that can help the IT organization improve file sharing for distributed teams. But because these technologies address the problem in very different ways, it can be difficult to sort through them.

This white paper will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the four technologies most commonly used to enhance file sharing for distributed teams:

  1. Content Management Systems
  2. File Replication and Mirroring
  3. WAN optimization
  4. Wide Area File Services (also called “Collaborative File Sharing”)

Avoiding the Complexity of SharePoint Deployments Avoiding the Complexity of SharePoint Deployments

When organizations decide to invest in a document management and collaboration solution, SharePoint is often the first product they consider. While it is true that SharePoint 2010 can address a wide variety of needs, those who lack hands-on SharePoint experience may be surprised by SharePoint’s complexity. For many organizations, the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining SharePoint overshadow its benefits.

This article, the second in a series, discusses the cost and complexity of SharePoint as well as a simpler, less expensive solution.

Limited Bandwidth in Multisite Environments Limited Bandwidth in Multisite Environments

Limited broadband availability in emerging markets often makes wide area network (WAN) connectivity expensive, unreliable, or simply unavailable. Unfortunately for network engineers at large enterprises, CEOs and chief financial officers often focus more on cheap land and labor in developing countries than they do on concerns about WAN connectivity. Find out what you can do to combat the challenges of managing WAN connectivity abroad.

Find out what you can do to combat the challenges of managing WAN connectivity abroad.

Microsoft DFSR vs. PeerSync & PeerLock Microsoft DFSR vs. PeerSync & PeerLock

In this document we will help the reader understand the strengths and limitations of DFSR and demonstrate how Peer Software’s PeerSync Collaboration Edition (PeerSync and PeerLock technology) has evolved to become the standard for enterprise file replication and synchronization.

 

WAN Optimization 2.0 WAN Optimization 2.0

This white paper compares popular WAN optimization technologies from Riverbed, Cisco, Blue Coat, and Microsoft and also discusses the unique WAN optimization requirements for business file sharing and collaboration.