Networking & wireless forum: How can I share data files with someone in a different location?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) February 24, 2012 3:50 PM PST

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How can I share data files with someone in a different location?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 2/24/12 3:50 PM

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How can I share data files with someone in a different location?


I have a particular question, and I get different answers from
different tech people and salespersons at Fry's and Best Buy.

Here's my dilemma: my business partner works from home, while I am in
the office using a Windows 7 desktop. This desktop contains most of
the files. There are many times when he needs to access the files, so
I have to e-mail them to him. It's become a distraction and slows down
our work process. My question is what's the best solution to remedy this?
What's the best way to share files and work independently of each
other? Do we need to get a server? We're trying to keep down costs and
I've seen that they can run pretty expensive. Do we need a NAS? Can we
use another desktop computer as a "server"?

I think Pogoplug concept is nice, but I don't seem to read good or
great reviews about them. Any suggestions?

- Submitted by Tim

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