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Moving Your Documents From Dropbox Using Liferay Sync

General Blogs May 23, 2013 By Joshua Asbury Staff

Most enterprises use Dropbox grudgingly.  It works well, but there is always a lingering doubt about having proprietary outside of your organization's control.  Additionally, it is virtually impossible to manage roles to the degree that enterprises need within Dropbox's sharing mechanism.  Essentially, Dropbox is a great tool, but it's not a portal.

Liferay Sync has been making major strides over the past couple of releases, and it is very easy to make the move from Dropbox, Box.net, etc.  All you need to do is copy and paste your Dropbox folder into your Liferay Sync-enabled folder.


Let Liferay Sync chug along, and once the files have uploaded, Voila! you have everything safely held in your Liferay Document and Media Gallery.


From there, you can take advantage of all of Liferay's Enterprise-grade features such as roles, permissioning of documents, workflow, metadata and custom content types -- all on your own infrastructure and managed by your IT team.


In my next post on Sync, I will show you how Sync Mobile makes it easy for you to keep on top of your documents, edit them and collaborate via an iPad.

If you would like a working demonstration of Liferay Sync and how it fits into the larger picture of Liferay and Liferay Social Office, please contact me in the comments or reach out to a member of our Sales team for a demonstration.

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