"Having the right collaboration tools is a key to success, even
in a small business. If you're running a small or medium-sized
business, you might want to consider setting up the Alfresco open
source content management system to boost document sharing,
collaboration, and more. The Benefits of Content Management
"Before we get into what Alfresco does, let's back up a moment.
Why does a small business need collaboration, content management,
and document sharing in the first place? If you do any kind of
knowledge work, even in a smallish business, you're probably
producing quite a bit of information. I've worked for quite a few
startups and small businesses, and the amount of data that ends up
trapped in email is astounding.
"This leads to a couple of problems. First, consider
collaborating on something relatively simple like a presentation or
proposal for a customer. Any Word/Office document that needs
editing by two or more people means a slew of emails -- and usually
requires prodding of that one person who loses the thread."
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