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1 Using Groove Observations and Recommendations

2 © 2008 ThoughtStorm Strategic Capital LLC All rights reserved. Confidential and proprietary information. Contents Who we are Our needs & options How to use Groove Examples

3 TSC is a boutique advisory firm focused on increasing returns on invested capital for our clients. High-level issues means high-level contacts who dont travel for us Global reach means technology has to bridge the 4D gap (time and space) Project-based work means shifting groups Who We Are

4 Contents Who we are Our needs & options How to use Groove Examples

5 These factors contributed to a distinct set of needs that will certainly overlap with much of this group. Synchronize files across people and machines Share more easily than fallback to Backup Collaboration with internal & external folks Online & offline access Connect traffic to project Our Needs and Options

6 Our options broke down into five familiar choices. Our Needs and Options SharePointWeb toolsPoint solutions Groove Sync files Offline access Backup Internal & external integration Cost Security

7 Contents Who we are Our needs & options How to use Groove Examples

8 Groove has two primary parallel feature sets that are similar in function but very different in suitable usage. Folder Sync Sync Windows Explorer folders Some or all folders Permissions available Multiple machines Not encrypted Workspaces Self-contained Encrypted on disk Collaboration tools Forms tool How to Use Groove

9 Contents Who we are Our needs & options How to use Groove Examples

10 A Silicon Valley EAI company needed to develop a big-picture strategy to support a possible strategic sale. EAI Strategy Development Team: Company CEO/President, industry analyst, TSC x 2 Locations: Company: California Analyst: Boston TSC: California/New Jersey/Boston Primary usage: Updates to shared strategy documents, ranging from spreadsheets to word documents to presentations. Travel plans of the group would have prevented all-hands meetings and editing could not really take place over the phone. Examples

11 A Middle-Eastern logistics company sought to acquire an Asian logistics firm. M&A Due Diligence Team: Buyer M&A team, Banker, TSC Locations: Buyer: Middle East Target: Southeast Asia Banker: Boston TSC: Boston Primary usage: Share source documents and analysis. Allow buyer analysis of raw diligence materials. Allow buyer team to modify, update, and improve analysis through input from other buyer personnel (such as accounting, finance, and legal). Examples

12 QUESTIONS? Using Groove Observations and Recommendations


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