The executives of your organization – or maybe even you yourself – are championing the use of mobile computing, to refine and improve business processes. And you want to extend your IBM Connections so that users can access their files from anywhere in the world… without having to carry laptops with them.
If your users could access their files from their iPads, and synchronize them at the touch of a button… then meetings would be paperless. And every attendee would have immediate access to the most up-to-date information. Less time would be wasted. More decisions would be made. Progress would be faster.
That’s the power and the promise of mobile computing. But there’s just one problem.
Cloud Services Are Definitely
Not an Option – They’re “No Go”
If you’ve done your research (and you probably have), then you’ll find that….
WebDAV Is Your Only Option
File Jockey allows customers to access their files from their Android (and iPads) and synchronize them easily, without using the cloud. The files are synced directly with their own servers, using WebDAV, which is supported by many Android and iOS apps.
To show you how this solution works, we’ve installed File Jockey onto one of our own cloud servers… so you can use it with the IBM Greenhouse environment and your mobile device. This service for free and you don’t have to sign up to anything or create an account. (You just need your free IBM Greenhouse account)
Please read on how to set it up and use it with the files in IBM Greenhouse Connections on your Android device with the best WebDAV app at this moment.
For this blog we used this version
Go to accounts
Press add account
the server address greenhouse.file-jockey.com and your personal Greenhouse credentials.
use the URL greenhouse.file-jockey.com
Next you must tap on the box below the Remote Folder,
this will show you the files in IBM Connections on Greenhouse
the same applies to My Folders, Communities or other files and folders.
These are the settings so far
The sync type for My Files and Folders must be Two Way.
Save the FolderPair
Under Folderpairs you will see this
Press the round going arrows to start the sync
Under file manager you can access the files downloaded from Connections
I created a second Folderpair to download a community
File Jockey is also available for on-premises use (free for one user) or in the Cloud (free for one month)