I own a small business. We currently have 3 locations with plans for more in the future.
I need to share files between users at each office. I need to share documents, excel spreadsheets, contact lists, databases (more on the database below).
Right now I am using Microsoft Folder Share which works, but not as I would hope. At least two computers must be online to share files. Multiple file versions are often created if changes are made.
I need something that will allow more than one person to access a file, make changes, and save it so other users at other locations can have access.
I am thinking maybe a network hard drive plugged into a router or some sort of server.
I do not want to build or have my own server. Some sort of remote server would be best.
Also, I am looking for a software program which will allow me to keep contact lists organized, track outstanding quotes, projects, purchase orders, etc. This program somehow has to fit into having multiple offices. Any suggestions? I have tried ACT! but it severely messed up my computer when installing the .NET framework.
Thanks in advance for your help!