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Choosing DB Software advice needed

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Small (15 folks) engineering company looking to expand and use a DB to
track files, protect: folders, reports, photos, and files from deletion
and being misplaced. We also want to have a CRM package that will work
with Outlook. A big bonus would be finding files by a search for text.
Most of our files are word processor, spread sheet, pdf, autocad, and
jpeg. Any advice is appreciated.

Dec 5 '06 #1
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On 5 Dec 2006 15:45:13 -0800, "Sparky" <tg***@datanetengineering.com>
wrote:

Partial solution: if the files are stored on an NTFS volume (highly
recommended), then folder permissions alone will allow you to prevent
certain people (better: groups) from deleting files. Any IT firm worth
its salt can set this up for you.

Don't believe the sollicitations to "write you a custom app real
cheap" you may receive until you establish that custom is what you
need. Surely there must be off-the-shelf software for your industry
you can buy into. Work your trade magazines, trade organizations, and
Google.

If you truly need custom software: A few years ago we adjusted the
Time Tracker Starter Kit found here:
http://www.asp.net/downloads/starter....aspx?tabid=62
for an engineering firm. I wouldn't want to do that in ASP.NET 1.1.
anymore, but there are some interesting kits for 2.0

-Tom.

>Small (15 folks) engineering company looking to expand and use a DB to
track files, protect: folders, reports, photos, and files from deletion
and being misplaced. We also want to have a CRM package that will work
with Outlook. A big bonus would be finding files by a search for text.
Most of our files are word processor, spread sheet, pdf, autocad, and
jpeg. Any advice is appreciated.
Dec 6 '06 #2

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