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Having multiple copies of data to satisfy users and security concerns is costing companies time and money to maintain. The solution is the cloud.

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User Rank: Ninja
6/5/2014 | 4:04:05 PM
Re: Create a single, central, logical data reference
I think it will be a real challenge to consolidate all this information into the cloud.  It will take a major decision from all the interested member to change this.  Since this involves the current process of how the business works.  Whatever change will have tremendous impact on various departments
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6/4/2014 | 5:34:50 PM
Re: Create a single, central, logical data reference
That's going to take a lot of end-user training! It certainly can be done (think of all the other ways in which workflows and work methods have altered in recent years), but it'll take more than an email from management to make it happen.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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6/4/2014 | 1:13:04 PM
Create a single, central, logical data reference
This is a highly logical idea that needs to be implemented. But even with it, I'm still not sure cloud computing can abandon its practice of maintaining three copies of the data at all times.
User Rank: Ninja
6/4/2014 | 11:56:21 AM
One copy to rule them all...
You raise a great point, people forget that one of the biggest causes of server bloat is the need for people to create multiple copies of data for either revision tracking or for sanity.  I wonder if we will see more revision tracking tools as part of these overall collaboration suites to support and hopefully start to reduce the server bloat caused by mutiple file copies.
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