Re: Global Access to FrameMaker Source Files

Subject: Re: Global Access to FrameMaker Source Files
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:47:47 -0700

Any approach that puts all the data in only one place will probably result
in someone suffering a lot of pain during high traffic periods when WAN
throughput bogs down.

I've worked in two global companies, and for both the ultimate solution was
to have people doing checkin-outs and check-ins in synchronized local
databases. The databases would synch files in real-time when they were
being checked in and out, but otherwise all file transactions were local.
One company had a lot of cash, and used Oracle databases; the other was a
lot smaller and used CVS repository servers.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 8:37 AM, DoughtyTechWriter Mordant <
doughtytechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Currently, the tech doc source files of all three companies are far-flung
> in Windows Explorer directories living on servers and hard drives God knows
> where. My company has very basic SharePoint, which by itself is not
> workable for complex documents that involve dozens or hundreds of graphics
> file, each of which would have to be signed out individually. We are
> looking at SharePoint front ends that might work.
>
> If you've been through a similar exercise, what solution did you choose,
> and why?
>

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