online file access/mgmt solution?

From: mowgli
Sent on: Monday, May 7, 2012 1:08 PM
the situation:
currently users login to a zimbra based solution for
  • email, online dox repository for viewing or download files
  • group chat within the organization
  • group calendaring
  • google apps would be great but i dont use b/c they charge per user after certain limits & i prefer to have full access/ownership of the data (esp for backup!)
the unfulfilled need:
users need to access spreadsheets & certain other files like this:
  • group A can view/edit all folders & files (either locally & sync or edit online)
  • group B can view only folder 1
  • group C can view folders 1 2 3
  • individual A can view file 1 & 2 in folder 2
  • group D can view/edit files only in folders 1 & 2
  • etc.
  • but i prefer single sign on for all of the above (email/file repositories/calendars/etc).
zimbra briefcases kind of provides these access levels but there's no quality live file editing solution.  so groups A & D would have to upload each file/folder upon each edit.  too cumbersome.  i thought about using zimbra + another solution for the spreadsheets repository but then would lose the single sign-on.

questions:
  • what do you recommend i use/consider/research?
  • is there a webdav plugin/zimlet or something for zimbra so groups A & D can do "local live editing" & forgo cumbersome uploading upon edits?  what would i hunt for to find such a solution?
  • i can live with dual sign on for each user for now if need be.  so in that case, what should i consider for the spreadsheet repository?
  • am i way off base, as usual?
sorry if i got the lingo wrong.

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