Firm sorts, shares files via Web
- By William Matthews
- Aug 16, 2000
A young Internet company hopes its services on the World Wide Web will replace
express mail service, e-mail and the telephone as methods for government
workers in scattered locations to collaborate on projects that require sharing
The seven-month-old North Carolina company, filefrenzy, says it can
organize, index and manage files for agencies so that people in different
offices — or different continents — can find information they need easily
and work on documents simultaneously.
"We see this as a project management tool" for people who need to team
up on projects but are geographically dispersed, said Suzanne Casiello,
chief marketing officer for filefrenzy.
Files would reside on filefrenzy's servers and be available to authorized
users through the Internet, she said. The company offers multiple levels
of security to control who can see files and who can alter them. Thus, a
team working on a project could let some members read but not download files,
let others read and download, and let still others change files.
Access to files can be restricted to just one person or opened to the
world, depending on customers' needs, Casiello said. By providing instant
access to files, filefrenzy says it can shorten the time it takes to complete
projects. "It stops having to use couriers" and simplifies keeping track
of drafts as they evolve toward finished documents, Casiello said.