Success: iFolder in a University
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Sali Kaceli
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Posted: 22 Oct 2003
At Philadelphia Biblical University we are currently using iFolder for our faculty, staff and students. Before we had problems with floppy disks going bad and users ending up with multiple copies of the same file. It was also time-consuming for our staff to repair bad disks. iFolder came to the rescue.
Faculty can now have the iFolder client installed in their local computers and home computers, in the classroom they are using either the Web Access module or NetDrive by simply mapping to r: drive.
This also has resulted in data reliability. At the end of last semester, the hard drive of the only server not running RAID 5 (which was the iFolder server) went bad. By simply putting a new drive in the server all data was uploaded automatically from each client.
Great solution. It is because of solutions like this that we still plan to stick with Novell.
A key component of Novell Nterprise? storage and networking solutions, Novell iFolder? is a simple and secure storage solution that can increase your productivity by enabling you to back up, access and manage your personal files?from anywhere, at anytime. Once you have installed Novell iFolder, you simply save your files locally?as you have always done?and Novell iFolder automatically updates the files on a network server and delivers them to the other machines you use. For example, you can save a file at the office and Novell iFolder automatically transfers the file to your home computer. With Novell iFolder you no longer need to e-mail files to yourself or save them to a disk: your files are up-to-date on all the machines that you use.
To maintain data integrity and ensure you have the latest version of your files, Novell iFolder seamlessly synchronizes the contents of all of your Novell iFolders, no matter which of your computers you may be using. This is possible because computers that use Novell iFolder communicate regularly with the Novell iFolder server?ensuring that the most current information is distributed to all computers that use Novell iFolder. If you make a change to any of your personal files, Novell iFolder locates the changes you made and only communicates the changed data to the server and your other computers.
Try it for yourself. Check out the free iFolder demo.
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